Even the name of the region – Northumberland – sounds longing and a bit sad. Empty, flat and very nostalgic, it’s far from being the first destination in England, but it’s just the matter of feeling as usual. Let us tell you about several beautiful places and castles in the wild Northumberland.
Berwick upon Tweed
A frontier city with Scotland, Berwick was passing back to England or Scotland for at least 14 times. Nice town for a short walk and admiring the bridge.
Probably the most iconic place of Northumberland – a castle on the island which can be accessed when the tide is low. Unusual view, seals with some luck and lots of various birds – we spent there a lovely week-end. Make sure to book your accommodation in advance!
Another castle, another breathtaking view.
Alnwick castle gained its popularity thanks to… Harry Potter yet again, as its front yard was used as the one of Hogwarts in the movie saga. Which explains the quite absurd price for the entry and absence of any heritage membership. Honestly, the greediness got the best of us, but probably you can tell us how it’s inside.
The last one.
The funniest place we’ve ever stayed
As mentioned above, if you want to have a good time in the popular spots of Northumberland, you should really take care of your accommodation in advance. Unfortunately, a proper organization is a very weak point of ours, so we relied on luck, as usual. However, the miracle didn’t happen, so we were literally obliged to stay in a… very extravagant manor. Actually, there’s nothing extravagant, and even on the contrary – it’s quite typical. Tilmouth Park Countryhouse is a very authentic place where you can see yourself perfectly smoking pipe with dogs guarding your armchair near the fireplace. This place is far from being budget I’m afraid…