Villages and Towns
- Berwick upon Tweed:
Historic walled town – possibly the most complete set of town walls in Europe.
Welcoming little market town in the heart of the Cheviot Hills. Ideal walking centre.
Fishing village with its attractive harbour. Boat trips to the Farne Islands.
Seat of the Dukes of Northumberland. Spectacular castle and the famous Alnwick Garden.
Market town nestling in the Cheviots, perfect for walks and wildlife, with nearby Cragside House.
Administrative capital of Northumberland with park and riverside. Shopping, pubs, restaurants.
Centre for Hadrian’s Wall – famous medieval abbey. Bustling market town.
Quiet little town, the most western in the county. Good centre for Hadrian’s Wall – Nearby Houseteads fort.
- Newcastle upon Tyne:
Principle city of the region – all the attractions of a regional capital. Click to Visit
- Durham City:
Historic university town with the most spectacular cathedral in the north.
- Corstopitum – Corbridge:
Large Roman settlement of great strategic importance. Not to be missed.