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  • Admire stunning views...Photograph VisitNorthumberland.com & Gail Johnson
  • Adventure...Photograph VisitNorthumberland.com & Northumberland National Park
  • Nature...Photograph VisitNorthumberland.com & Gail Johnson
  • Explore....Photograph VisitNorthumberland.com & Alan McPhail
  • Fresh Air...Photograph VisitNorthumberland.com & Northumberland Coast AONB
  • Attractions...Cragside House, Chillingham Castle, Wallington Hall, Northumberland National Park...
  • A County for all seasons...The Heart of Northumberland is stunning at all times of year.

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Rural Retailers

Explore the stunning Northumberland National Park, the amazing home of Lord Armstrong Cragside House, Gardens & Estate, Chillingham Castle, Wallington Hall and much more!! Beautiful Cottages in idyllic rural locations, friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Inns or farm stays. What a choice of accommodation on offer! You'll find plenty happening in the Heart of Northumberland: From live music Festivals & Rothbury Roots to our delicious Rothbury Food Festival and even Community Cinema! Win £200 off a break of your choice in the Heart of Northumberland! Just answer the simple question ‘How big is the Northumberland Dark Sky Park?’... click here to enter. Our shops and businesses are so good they are award winning! There is no better place to shop than our independent retailers, galleries and rural businesses.


Northumberland in our natureWelcome to The Heart of Northumberland Tourism Association Website

Come and stay with us in the Heart of Northumberland and you can explore a huge range of Northumberland's attractions and beautiful scenic countryside from a breathtaking central base. Discover our amazing heritage with an abundance of Castles and Historic Sites including Cragside House Gardens and Estate, the innovative home of Lord Armstrong, Alnwick Castle, The Alnwick Garden, Wallington Hall, Brinkburn Priory or Chillingham Castle. It's just a stone's throw to our stunning Heritage Coastline with miles of golden sandy beaches, it's a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which just about says it all really.

Rothbury is at the centre of the Heart of Northumberland, a picturesque Village surrounded by the hills with excellent amenities, cafes, restaurants and pubs and a whole host of independent retailers. It's not all about Rothbury though, Coquetdale and the surrounding area is studded with beautiful Villages including Alwinton, Glanton, Harbottle, Longframlington, Longhorsley, Netherton, Powburn, Thropton, Whittingham, and many more, all surrounded by the most glorious countryside.

Whatever you're looking for in a holiday from quiet getaway to action sports, the Heart of Northumberland will deliver. Enjoy rambling, hill walking in the Simonside Hills, camping, fishing in our abundant rivers, golfing, climbing, cycling, horse riding, mountain biking or explore our vibrant wildlife amidst stunning scenery.


Come and stay with us and relax in a uniquely natural and beautiful location,

you're assured a friendly welcome.