Top Choice Castle in Alnwick

Alnwick Castle

Set in parklands designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the imposing ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland has changed little since the 14th century. It's a favourite set for filmmakers and starred as Hogwa…
Top Choice Historic Site in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Walls

You can walk almost the entire length of Berwick's hefty Elizabethan walls, begun in 1558 to reinforce an earlier set built during the reign of Edward II. The mile-long walk is a must, with wonderful, wide-open view…
Museum in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Cell Block Museum

The original jail cells in the upper floor of the town hall (1750–61) have been preserved as a chilling museum devoted to crime and punishment. Tours take in the public rooms, museum, jail and belfry.
Museum in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Barracks

Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, Britain's oldest purpose-built barracks (1717) now house an assortment of museums and art galleries, covering a history of the town and British soldiery since the 17th century. The Gy…
Gardens in Alnwick

Alnwick Garden

This 11.8-acre walled garden incorporates a series of magnificent green spaces surrounding the breathtaking Grand Cascade – 120 separate jets spurting some 30,000L of water down 21 weirs. Half-a-dozen other gardens …
Castle in Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle

Northumberland's most dramatic castle was built around a powerful 11th-century Norman keep by Henry II. The castle played a key role in the border wars of the 13th and 14th centuries, and in 1464 was the first Engli…
Museum in Bamburgh

RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Born in Bamburgh, Grace Darling was the lighthouse keeper's daughter on Outer Farne who rowed out to the grounded, flailing SS Forfarshire in 1838 and saved its crew in the middle of a dreadful storm. This refurbish…
Ruins in Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Lindisfarne Priory

The skeletal, red and grey ruins of the priory are an eerie sight and give a glimpse into the isolated life of the Lindisfarne monks. The later 13th-century St Mary the Virgin Church is built on the site of the firs…
Museum in Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Lindisfarne Heritage Centre

Flick through 20 pages of the luminescent Lindisfarne Gospels on touch-screens at this heritage centre. It also has some fascinating exhibits on the Vikings and the sacking of Lindisfarne in 793. Opening times are t…
Castle in Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Lindisfarne Castle

Built atop a rocky bluff in 1550, this tiny, storybook castle was extended and converted by Sir Edwin Lutyens from 1902 to 1910 for Mr Hudson, the owner of Country Life magazine – you can imagine some of the decaden…