33 fun things to do in Northumberland

Northumberland is the perfect place for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city – being the most sparsely populated county in England, there’s plenty of space for yourself, and a land of adventures and beauty waiting to be had!

History fans will have a field day in Northumberland, with a range of historical sites to visit, from castles atop dramatic coastlines to Roman forts that will take you back in time.

There’s a plethora of things to do to get you connected with nature – head to Northumberland national park and visit the The Kielder Observatory, admiring one of Europe’s finest starry skies that will truly capture you imagination.

If you’re looking to expend some energy, then why not take up a new hobby with surfing or scuba diving lessons, or tackle one of the finest mountain biking routes in England, the Standstone Way.

Things to do in Northumberland

We are calling all music lovers across the globe! Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum is the home to an extensive collection of instruments, from functional bagpipes to miniature pipes made for Queen Mary’s dollhouse, there is plenty of history and stories to unravel …

Want to journey back thousands of years through time? Come on a journey to Bamburgh Castle, situated on the gorgeous coastline of Northumberland, 150 feet above the great Bamburgh beach. Visitors of the castle can come and discover the stories and secrets …

If your looking to get out in the countryside and explore Northumberland then there’s no better way than by bike. The Bike Place offers top quality bikes to rent so you can explore the countryside in style whilst also having a great …

A true king of the jungle, are you brave enough to take on Foulis’ “King Kong” Burger Challenge? The burger contains 2 beef patties and 2 chicken steaks stacked high on a normal-sized bun. Layered and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, …

Lovers of art and nature are in for a treat with a visit to The Lady of The North in Northumberlandia! The human landform, made from over 1 and a half million tonnes of rock, clay and soil, is truly a marvel …

Are you a fan of the open water? Or maybe just a Maritime history buff? The Newbiggin Maritime Centre is the perfect destination to enjoy a fun day out by the sea! With the scenic Breakwater Café, Seashore Shop, a three gallery …

Looking for your next mountain biking adventure? Tackle the Sandstone Way – a one hundred and twenty-mile trail across the Sandstone Ridge in Northumberland. The route traverses through an amazing ever-changing landscape that is rich in history, geological features and iconic scenery. …

All lovers of nature and science are urged to come along to Dliston Physic Garden and discover the magical power of plants! Wander through a stunningly picturesque country lane to a unique medicinal garden on the banks of the land’s river. This …

If anything can make a garden more exciting, it is the danger that comes with each and every plant within it! From leaves that are poisonous to the touch to plants that breathe out toxins, this garden is full of excitement for …

Need a well-earned break full of relaxation and pampering? Beau Monde Salon Spa is a small, family-run salon & spa that will make you want to stay forever! With the aim of bringing a little piece of heaven close to home, the …

Are you looking for a new hobby to sink your dedication and passion into? The Fifth Point Dive Point offers those keen to try out Scuba diving, offering a range of different classes and experiences, with varying levels of difficulty, to help …

Calling all adventurers! If you are visiting the Northumberland area and looking for somewhere to explore, St Cuthbert’s cave is full of wonder and mysteries for visitors to uncover. Come along and explore the last resting of the famous St Cuthbert, who …

Are you searching for a new activity to sink your teeth into? Northside Surf School offers a great platform for beginners to come along and try their hand at surfing and paddleboarding! With a team of dedicated staff that are committed to …