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122 Places to Visit in Northumberland | Directory

Northumberland is a wild and ragged county punctuated by the snake like Hadrians Wall. This is England at its most deserted and mysterious and it is easy to see why this land has been so fought over. The coast here is great too!

Alnwick | Amble | Ashington | Bamburgh | Beadnell | Bedlington | Belsay | Berwick-upon-Tweed | Brampton | Chathill | Chillingham | Corbridge | Cornhill-on-Tweed | Cramlington | Druridge Bay | Greenhead | Haltwhistle | Heddon-on-the-Wall | Hexham | Holy Island | Kielder Water | Morpeth | Prudhoe | Seahouses | Stocksfield | Warkworth | Wooler | Wylam

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Birthplace of: Grace Darling, Capability Brown, Sir George Pickering, John Rastrick, John Rushworth, Robert Stephenson, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Veronica Wedgwood, George Airy, Thomas Bewick, Bobby Charlton, Jack Charlton, Thomas Cobden-Sanderson, Sir William Coldstream, Wilfrid Gibson, Daniel Gooch, Charles Grey, Timothy Hackworth, John Hall, Robson Green, Richard Laws, Robert Lee, John Martin, Nicholas Ridley, St Hilda, Ross Noble, Alexander Armstrong, Katherine Copeland,

Alnwick

Amble

Ashington

Bamburgh

Beadnell

Bedlington

Belsay

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Brampton

Chathill

Chillingham

Corbridge

Cornhill-on-Tweed

Cramlington

Druridge Bay

Greenhead

Haltwhistle

Heddon-on-the-Wall

Hexham

Holy Island

Kielder Water

Morpeth

Prudhoe

Seahouses

Stocksfield

Warkworth

Wooler

Wylam

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Brit Quote:
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase. - George Orwell
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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