The Region


Wild and wonderful countryside and World Heritage sites are within easy reach of the city.

Angel of the North


The nearby North Pennines is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Northumberland National Park is nearby and includes Kielder Forest and Water Park, providing walks and sports.


Hadrian's Wall, a World Heritage Site, crosses through Northumberland and even passes through the city in places.

Bamburgh Castle is just one of many castles in Northumberland, which boasts more castles than any other UK county.