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Attractions

Northumberland has more castles than any other English county, and most of them are open for you to explore.  There are also many fine and imposing National Trust, English Heritage and Scottish National Trust properties to visit -as well as some outstanding privately owned houses and Estates.

Click the pins on the map, or scroll through the list below the map, to find more details about some of them.

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Paxton House
Situated on the banks of the river Tweed, Paxton House is a hidden gem. Built by the Adam brothers in 1758 for the young Patrick Home it is perhaps...
 
 
Billy Shiels' Boat Trips

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The 'Shiel' family (Billy Shiel's father and grandfather) started taking boat trips to the Farne Islands in 1918 - just after the First World War. In those days, after...
 
 
The Lady Waterford Hall
Lady Waterford Hall was commissioned in 1860 by Louisa Anne, Marchioness of Waterford, and owner of Ford Estate. The building served as a school until 1957 and in its...
 
 
Heatherslaw Light Railway
A 15" gauge steam railway running along the River Till to Etal Village with its castle and thatched roof cottages. Return journey time 50 minutes.
 
 
Heatherslaw Corn Mill
With lovingly-restored machinery installed in the 19th Century this working water mill on the banks of the River Till still produces high quality stoneground wholemeal flour from locally...
 
 
Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum
The Battle of Flodden was a national tragedy that led to the death of many Scottish and English soldiers, 100 noblemen and the Scottish King, James IV. It was...
 
 
Northumberland National Park

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England’s most tranquil place, with dramatic hills and sheltered valleys stretching from Hadrian's Wall through the rolling valleys of the Tyne and Rede to the impressive hills of the...
 
 
Puffin Cruises
The only place in the British Isles to view the rare Roseate terns. Boat trips around Coquet Island, view Puffins, Arctic Terns, Common Terns, Sandwich Terns and the rare Roseate...
 
 
Border Events

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A ‘What’s on Guide’ to everything happening in and around the Borders of Scotland and England.
 
 
Lindisfarne Heritage Centre, Holy Island
The Island community from those with established family connections to those new families and scholars has developed the Lindisfarne Heritage Centre with more recent connections drawn by Lindisfarne's cultural...
 
 

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Scotland's largest inhabited Castle
 
 
Bamburgh Castle

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Bamburgh Castle is probably the finest castle in England. It is perched on a basalt outcrop on the very edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh. It commands stunning...
 
 
Pot-a-Doodle-Do
Fun and adventure in the great outdoors. Interactive Art Studio with ceramic painting, mosaics and glassware.Fishing & Country and coastal walking. Cafe Bistro on site.Suitable for all ages. ...
 
 
Chillingham Castle

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The family of the Earls Grey and their relations has continuously owned this fine medieval castle since the twelve hundreds. With its diversity of rooms and style that give...
 
 
Preston Tower
The Tower, built in 1392, is one of the last few remaining Pele Towers in the country. The rooms are as they were when the tower was built and...
 
 
Gunsgreen House

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Built in the early 1750s by John Nisbet, an Eyemouth man who made his money from smuggling, this outstanding House was designed by Scotland’s leading architect of the day, John...
 
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