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If you are planning Northumberland Holiday or staying in a self catering cottage in Northumberland then you will want some ideas on what to while you are visiting.

Northumberland is a county of contrasts; you can spend time relaxing on stunning beaches, go walking in its remote hills or visit the picturesque villages that crop up throughout the countryside.

Walkers will enjoy the region as you can take walks that will guide you along ancient battle grounds, through deep valleys and up high along magnificent hill tops.

As with many areas that are good for walking, cyclists will also what Northumberland has to offer. Enjoy the coastal routes that will show you stunning sights from the cliffs, take a trip along to see the castles in the area or if you want a challenge, take your bike inland for more strenuous routes.

Northumberland is a haven for golf enthusiasts, the Lucker area boasts 6 golf courses nearby and there are many more dotted around the county for all you budding Tiger Woods.

Northern Northumberland has a great mixture of Houses, ruins and Castles that are a pleasure to visit and look around and some have even caught the attention of Hollywood. Alnwick castle has been used in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves as well as the world renowned Harry Potter film franchise as the backdrop of Hogwarts.

I’m sure both adults and children alike will enjoy visiting Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry but if you would like an educational trip while staying in Northumberland you can visit the National Trust properties of Cragside House and Wallington Hall. Both offer stunning gardens and historical and educational aspects to see.

For the younger or the young at heart, if all this walking and cycling sounds like too much hard work, why not head to Newcastle to sample the city life. Newcastle has plenty to offer like most cities do, from pubs to clubs, the city has it all. During the day you can visit the many high street shops that the city is home to.

But Newcastle isn’t just shopping and nightlife, why not take a look around the many museums and art galleries. With the city being a key part in the industrial revolution, there are plenty of historic displays and exhibits for you to learn from.

All in the county of Northumberland offers many great activities for anyone staying in Northumberland Accommodation.

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