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Northumberland National Park


The ‘land of far horizons’ home to England’s cleanest rivers, purest air and darkest skies.

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Sitting within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – the largest area of protected night sky in Europe – here, on a clear night, you can see thousands of stars, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away). If you’re lucky you might even spot the Aurora Borealis.

The landscape under these stars is ancient. Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site snakes along Northumberland’s stunning crags and escarpments. A fixed frontier of the Roman Empire from coast to coast, it was once occupied by both soldiers and civilians

The landscape is just as wild today, and as the least populated of all the National Parks, nature thrives. Being close to nature and the sense of tranquillity, belay the park’s bloody history of wild Border Reivers and Roman army camps.

A good starting point to explore is The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall, which has an excellent exhibition about the history, culture and heritage of the area.

Heathrow 6 hours

Newcastle 1 hour

Port of Tyne 1 hour

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when the Romans began construction of Hadrian’s Wall

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The English National Parks Experience Collection Brochure 2019-20

This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.

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The Northumberland National Park Overview

Trade contact

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Duncan Wise (Visitor Development and Marketing Manager)

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enquiries@nnpa.org.uk

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+44 (0)1434 605555

Accommodation

Hollybush Inn

Hollybush Inn


  • Address Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1PW
  • 8 rooms
  • Open All year round. Closed December 25th.
Homildon Cottage

Homildon Cottage


  • Address Homildon Cottage, High Humbleton, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6SU
  • 4 rooms
  • Open
Hesleyside Hall

Hesleyside Hall


  • Address Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2LA
  • 3 rooms
  • Open All year round.

Blog listing

24Sep2019

Norfolk mead is a luxurious hotel in the heart of the Norfolk Broads countryside on the banks of the River Bure. The hotel offers secluded luxury in this gorgeous Georgian building; bedrooms are all individually styled with sumptuous contemporary furnishings, the communal areas are elegant and inviting and to complement

27Aug2019

National Park Birds of Prey Experience

This is a fun and engaging experience where guests get to handle, feed and fly the vast array of beautiful birds at this falconry business. Mark and Mandy are wonderful hosts who make guests feel at home instantly, the art of falconry is in their