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Northumberland: A Sparsely Populated but Exciting Destination in Northern England

Northumberland is the northern-most county in England. It's more secluded than many other destinations in the United Kingdom, and there are only 62 people per square kilometre. Northumberland's historic attractions, festivals and delicious foods are just some of the things that make it have a healthy tourism industry that includes many hotels. Some of the area's local traditions are unlike those found elsewhere. One of them, the rapper sword dance, is a type of clog-step jig that was initially popular within mining communities when hard-working miners needed breaks from unearthing coal.

Visit the Unspoilt North Pennines

Characterised by gorgeous waterfalls and spacious, bluish-green moors, the North Pennines area has been officially designated as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” within England. As you might expect from that description, it's a great place for enjoying wildlife. In particular, over 80 percent of the country's black grouse population lives there. Besides watching for birds, spend time at the Derwent Reservoir. It's a boundary that spans over 400 hectares between Northumberland and Northern Durham, and a well-known habitat for trout that weigh up to 20 pounds. During your time in the North Pennines district, stop at Allendale, a quaint village of less than a few thousand residents that has been recognised for its high quality of life and active local economy. There are several pubs to check out, characterised by distinctive beverages and warm hospitality. Some of them may even serve locally produced beers, such as those from the Allendale Brewery. Be sure to enjoy at least one before going back your hotel.

Check Out Picturesque Points of Interest

Northumberland is full of historic places that have fascinating stories to tell. One of them is Bamburgh Castle. It's one of the oldest still-inhabited structures of its kind. Located 45 metres above sea level, the castle rests on a base of volcanic stone. During the Victorian era, an industrialist named William Armstrong purchased it, and the castle remains in his family. This rugged castle is popular with tourists who come to see things like the castle keep. It's the oldest part of the attraction, and construction began in 1164. The library and medieval kitchen are also worth admiring. You might also go to Cragside House, which was once the home of an engineer named Lord Armstrong who was known for his innovation in landscaping and gardening. Featuring elegant Victorian architecture, his home was built in 1863 and became the first in the world to be run with hydroelectric power. While exploring the Cragside grounds, breathe in fresh air while meandering through extensive walking paths for various ability levels.

Take Part in a Northumberland Festival

Northumberland's visitors often come to enjoy some of its many festivals. You might choose to book tickets for the Lindisfarne Festival, which celebrates the area's music and culture scene for several days in late August or early September. Taking place opposite Holy Island, this exciting event gives visitors opportunities to see talented singers and bands, via a line-up that emphasises the indie and underground scene. A notable thing about this festival is it allows camping for the duration for the event. With that in mind, many attendees temporarily pitch tents and remain on the grounds rather than staying in their hotels. You could also tantalise your taste buds by going to the Berwick Food and Beer Festival. With a focus on local producers, this festival offers plenty to eat, courtesy of dozens of stalls showcasing everything from artisan cheese to savoury sausages. Normally occurring in early autumn, the Northumberland festival also has cookery demonstrations, food-related film screenings, and an animal farm.

Delight Your Kids in Northumberland

Even the pickiest kids find lots to love about Northumberland. Encourage little ones to get rid of excess energy by spending time at the Kielder Water and Forest Park. In addition to the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe, the park features England's largest working forest, which spans over 250 square miles. This attraction is also known for excellent stargazing opportunities, so you may let the kids stay up past their bedtimes to try and spot well-known constellations on clear nights. Also, plan a day away from your hotel courtesy of an excursion to Beadnell Bay. It offers a crescent-shaped beach filled with soft sand that's excellent for building impromptu castles or playing lawn games. Interestingly, Beadnell Bay has the England's only west-facing harbour on the East Coast. Many dedicated fishermen frequent it hoping to get lucky and catch wild salmon. After enjoying a relaxing day at the beach, head to the nearby village for dinner. Besides local seafood, cuisine choices range from pizza to steak.

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    Hotel The Schooner hotel Alnwick

    The Schooner hotel Hotel is a 17th-century coaching-inn, located in the coastal village of Alnmouth, Northumberland. The hotel is easily accessible from the A1 and is just 1.6 kilometres from Alnmouth’s East Coast Railway station. Newcastle is about a 40 minute drive. Every room has a DVD player, TV and radio as well as a coffee and tea making facility. En-suite bathrooms are supplied with free toiletries. The hotel offers room service, packed lunches, 24-hour front desk reception, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi in both the rooms and public areas. The Schooner hotel offers two bars and an Indian restaurant. Special diets can be accommodated upon request. The hotel offers a game room on-site. Hiking is popular and guests can rent bikes nearby. There is also a golf course within three kilometres. The local beach and castle are very popular destinations. more

    Hotel Alnwick Lodge Alnwick

    Alnwick Lodge is a Bed & Breakfast hotel situated West Cawledge Park, Alnwick NE66 2HJ, England. The hotel is located in the heart of Northumberland, just 4 miles from the coast. The Lodge is close to many tourist destinations like Alnwick Castle, the Alnwick Abbey and Museum and Alnwick Garden. The hotel is located within walking distance to the town centre and the many restaurants it has to offer. Nearby, there are also several golf courses and the Willowburn Sports Centre. Alnwick Lodge offers 15 rooms which vary from single, double, twin to family suites. The Lodge also offers premium and four poster rooms.. All rooms are en-suite. Free English breakfast is served between 8 and 9am. Continental Breakfast available from 6-30am. The breakfast is prepared using locally grown products. The hotel can be hired for special occasions such as wedding and stag/hen parties but also offers conference facilities. The check-in hours in Alnwick Lodge are between 4pm and 6pm and the check-out time is 10.30am. Dogs are allowed but will be charged a fee. Free parking lot is also available on site. more

    Hotel Hope and Anchor Alnwick

    The Hope and Anchor offers comfortable inn accommodation for visitors to Northumberland’s fascinating coastline. There are eight rooms in various categories, all featuring en suite bathroom, TV, tea/coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi, extra bed capacity and free infant beds. This is a non-smoking, pet and family-friendly hotel, which offers free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. Other services available include luggage storage, bicycle storage and ATM. Facilities available include barbecue grills and a picnic area. There is a garden which guests may enjoy in fine weather. Breakfast is included. There is a restaurant serving local cuisine, freshly prepared from locally obtained ingredients, and the bar offers a fine selection of drinks. Points of interest near Hope and Anchor Inn include wide, sandy beaches, as well as the Alnmouth Village Golf Links (four minute walk), Warkworth Castle (nine minute drive) and Alnwick Castle (11 minute drive). more

    Hotel The Pack Horse Inn Alnwick

    We are a Pub / Restaurant that provides B&B above the pub. Located in the quiet village of Ellingham, we are central for lots of wedding venues and attractions in North Northumberland. We serve homemade and locally sourced (often supplying our own meat) food and pride ourselves with excellent customer service. The Pack Horse Inn is a traditional pub with real ales, open fires and friendly locals. more

    Hotel The Tavern Steakhouse and lodge Alnwick

    The Tavern Steakhouse and lodge is an establishment with its own traditional pub attached to the accommodations’ building, where guests can indulge in midday and evening meals and unwind at a bar. Choose from single, double, twin, and family en-suite rooms. Each is fully integrated with modern facilities, and includes television, hospitality trays, and ironing equipment is available upon request. The dining room, which doubles as a function area, offers an assortment of ales, wines, and lagers. Wi-Fi can be accessed at no additional cost throughout the premises. With the on-site restaurant featuring dishes consisting of local produce. This is the perfect location for a pleasant lunch and dinner. Ciders and cocktails can be purchased alongside your meal. Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens, and a bus station are less than a two-minute walk from The Market Tavern. more

    Hotel Castlegate Alnwick Alnwick

    The recently refurbished Castlegate Alnwick, previously a Victorian townhouse in Northumberland county, provides convenient bed and breakfast accommodation only two minutes’ walk from Alnick town centre. Each of the six rooms features an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and modern comforts such as luxurious bed linen and towels. Castlegate Alnwick accommodates its guests and their breakfast needs including early breakfast if required. There is also an Internet café nearby and a lock up garage for bicycles. Breakfast includes simple, vegetarian or full English options for guests to start their day as they wish. The town of Alnwick offers its visitors a variety of restaurants, inns and pubs to choose from. The many shops, galleries and museums of Alnwick are all within walking distance, as is Alnwick Castle, Garden and Playhouse. There is also a Leisure Centre within driving distance. more