Northumberland is home to many iconic and globally renowned locations, such as Hadrian's Wall, the northern boundary of the Roman Empire, the Alnwick Garden, with its growing international status as a world class destination and visitor attraction, and The “Holy Island” of Lindisfarne, birth of Christianity in the north. The imposing edifice of Durham Cathedral is also within easy reach, as well as Beamish Open Air Museum where time stood still back in 1913.
For those interested in tracing their own family history or researching the general records on Northumberland, Woodhorn near Ashington is both the county archives and a mining museum. It boasts one of the best research facilities in the country.
In Newcastle, alongside the many bars, restaurants, and excellent shopping facilities, a visit could take in the architecturally impressive Sage Gateshead, the regional centre for music. Next to it, the Millennium Bridge, the first opening bridge to be built across the River Tyne for 100 years has become one of the city's flagship attractions, as have The Baltic, a contemporary art gallery created from a converted flour warehouse, and nearby Seven Stories - The Centre For Children's Books.
Northumberland and her neighbouring counties offer a wealth of cultural and leisure opportunities, with stately homes, castles, gardens, scenic drives, and some of the most peaceful walks in the UK. The accommodation in Northumberland offers some of the best in the country, with many achieving the highest award that the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) can give.
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