Northumberland Coast

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 Bamburgh castle, Northumberland coast  (Michael Conrad/Shutterstock)

Bamburgh castle, Northumberland coast (Michael Conrad/Shutterstock)

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Why Go To The Northumberland Coast?

Northumberland is so good it features twice on our top 50 British adventure locations. Here we're talking about the Northumberland coast (click here for the national park). Just some of things you can do on the Northumberland coast that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Enjoy a stunning coastline of great beaches and famous castles
  • Go across the causeway at low tide to reach Holy Island / Lindisfarne
  • Top coastal nature reserves like the Farne Islands, Coquet Island and Druridge Bay
  • Enjoy the whole lot by cycling along Sustrans' Coast and Castles route.

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Northumberland allegedly has more castles than any other county in England, and many of the finest - such as Dunstanburgh, Warkworth and Bamburgh - stand guard over the stunning coastline. Highlights include many great beaches, Holy Island / Lindisfarne (with yet another castle) and top coastal nature reserves like the Farne Islands, Coquet Island and Druridge Bay. Enjoy the whole lot by cycling along Sustrans Coast And Castles route.

 A little boat moored near Lindisfarne on the Northumberland coast, allegedly.  (Michael Lazenby/Shutterstock)

A little boat moored near Lindisfarne on the Northumberland coast, allegedly. (Michael Lazenby/Shutterstock)

Dunstanburgh...

 

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Getting To The Northumberland Coast, Maps & Guides

Getting there: Half an hour by car from Newcastle, 1.5 hours from Edinburgh.

Travel times from where you are: See the Northumberland Coast on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: Bradt Northumberland Guide.

Walking route guidance: Visit Northumberland's walking guide.

Tourist board: Visit Northumberland.


Even More Northumberland Coast Adventure Inspiration

 Embleton Sands and Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland Coast  (Dave Head/Shutterstock)

Embleton Sands and Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland Coast (Dave Head/Shutterstock)

 
 

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