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What to do in Northumberland

also known as: Events.

Welcome to the pages of What to do in Northumberland. Here you can find information on the huge range of activities available across Northumberland. There is something for everyone here whether it's walking and cycling in our beautiful countryside, taking up a new sport or visiting the many arts and crafts galleries and studios.

Events and things to do

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Arts, Film & Heritage

There are four great museums provided by the council, celebrating different aspects of the Northumberland’s rich history. Many artists are based here and we have some high quality venues and arts centres. Find out what is being filmed in the area.

Click here to find out more about arts, film and heriatge


Developing Tourism in Northumberland

Find out more on the development of tourism in Northumberland by the coordination of the Council and its partners.

Click here to find out more about developing tourism in Northumberland


Festivals & Events

Northumberland has a huge range of fesitvals and events taking place throughout the year from County Shows to Sporting Events. We also have produced information and guidance for anyone who planning an event, so that your event runs as smooth as possible.

Click here to find out more about festivals, events and event planning


Holy Island Tide Tables

The Holy Island tide tables are the official safe crossing times to the beautiful island also known as Lindisfarne. Please do no attempt to cross the causeway at any other time as the tide comes in very rapidly and is very dangerous.

Click here to see the complete tide tables


Leisure Activities

Explore the range of activities you can take up in your leisure time. We have information on everything from walking and cycling to gardening and working an allotment.

Click here to see what activities are available


Parks & Gardens

The council owns and manages a range of popular countryside recreation sites, including local designated nature reserves around the county. Facilities include managed parking, picnic spots and viewing points.

Click here to find out more about individual parks


Sports Facilities & Leisure Centres

Find out all you need to know about playing sport in at a sports centre or club in Northumberland. We provide sports pitches and courts and facilitate young people’s organised activities.

Click here to find out about sports facilities


Tourist Attractions

Northumberland has stunning range of attractions, from the outdoor activities at Kielder Water and Forest Park to the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. You can rent a beach hut or enjoy a wealth of wildlife species.

Click here to find out more about attractions in Northumberland


Tourist Information

There are 12 Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland to help you get the most out of your visit. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can advise you on where to stay, where to eat, local attractions, public transport and the latest special offers.

Click here to find individual tourist information centres


Tourist Information Offers

You can find discounts and offers for some of the county’s top attractions, including Alnwick Castle and Garden and Bamburgh Castle, at our Tourist Information Centres.

Click here to see the current discounts and offers

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