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As the summer holidays approach, it’s the perfect time to plan quality moments with family and friends, exploring the Northumberland countryside and charming coastal towns. From attending vibrant summer events to uncovering the historic Northumbrian castles, this region offers a wealth of experiences. Read on to discover the top 10 things to do in Northumberland this summer, and make the most of your visit to one of England’s most captivating regions.

1.   Castle Exploring in Northumberland

Discover the stunning historic architecture of Northumberland’s castles, where history comes alive against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes. With over 70 castle sites to explore, Northumberland boasts more castles than any other county in England, offering a unique journey through time. Wander through the majestic Bamburgh Castle, perched high on the coast, marvel at the grandeur of Alnwick Castle, the largest castle in Northumberland and uncover the mysteries of the 14th-century ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, to name a few. These historic sites are perfect for a summer day’s exploration.

2. Walks and Hiking

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the North East by setting out on leisurely walks or energising hikes through the Northumberland National Park, coastal trails and more. There are few views as stunning as those found while exploring the Cheviots, a landscape rich in ancient history and straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. This area attracts keen hikers with its opportunity to ascend to the highest point in all of Northumberland, providing rewarding, panoramic views that are unforgettable. For the history buffs in your group, a day spent exploring Hadrian’s Wall Path is a must. This trail takes you to historic sites like Housesteads Roman Fort offering breathtaking views of the ancient Roman frontier.