Holidays in Northumberland National Park

Northumberland’s National Park is the perfect place to escape from the everyday and relax in the peace and tranquillity of a holiday cottage in the heart of the Northumberland National Park surrounded by picturesque valleys, hay meadows, ancient woodlands, heather moorlands and some of the purest rivers, air and dark skies in England.  From your self-catering holiday cottage, you can enjoy watching the comings and goings of the local wildlife including the native red squirrels and at night stargaze into the award-winning Northumberland International Dark Sky Park for an out of this world experience (don’t forget to pack your binoculars!)

Your time in the National Park can be as energetic or as relaxing as you want. Picnic next to a river bank, enjoy a refreshing paddle in a stream, a spot of fishing or, walk some of the 700 miles of footpaths. Walkers can choose from riverside ambles to exhilarating ridge walks.

Cyclists, runners, horse riders and rock climbers will also love this area due to the dramatic scenery, quiet roads, moorland and national trails available in this area, including the Hadrian’s Wall Path and the Pennine Way. Geocaching enthusiasts will not be disappointed as Northumberland has lots of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.

The Northumberland National Park is an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) and Special Scientific Interest, which covers areas including the Cheviot Hills, Hadrian’s Wall and the Pennine Way. Discover the unique landscapes and remote valleys including College Valley, Ingram Valley and Breamish Valley. For spectacular waterfalls of up to 18 metres high, visit Linhope Spout and Hareshaw Linn.

Kielder Water and Forest Park is a great place to visit both day and night. As Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, there are a number of walking and cycle trails in the largest working forest in England, as well as a number of water-based activities to enjoy. There are three visitor centres you can visit to discover more about the park and for refreshments there are a couple of cafés and an excellent pub restaurant. At night, visit the Kielder Observatory to experience Northumberland’s dark skies at their best through giant telescopes. For a truly memorable experience, you can attend an organised solar and stargazing event where you can learn more about the solar system and the night sky.

With our collection of self-catering holiday cottages located right across the Northumberland National Park in locations such as Alwinton, Ingram Valley, College Valley, Wooler and Rothbury, you are sure to find the perfect location whether it be a cosy cottage in a secluded spot to a home from home cottage in a market town, close to shops and pubs. We also have a superb collection of dog friendly holiday cottages to choose from too. 

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