Northumberland is hands down one of the most beautiful places in the UK to stay. First thing that you get to choose is what sort of place you want to lay your head. Honestly if you want to have a beautiful hotel room overlooking the ocean or you want to stay in a forest hideaway you can do just that. Everything from wonderful bed and breakfasts in stately homes and even happy pubs which have rooms overhead can be yours to sleep in during your visit. Once you’ve decided where to rest your head there is absolutely no end to where you can visit while you are there. Here are my top three places that I visited while I was in Northumberland.
1. Hadrian’s Wall – This wall was built by the Romans in 122 AD during the rule of emperor Hadrian. A portion of this beautiful wall still exists and can be followed on foot using the Hadrian’s Wall path. It extends from Segedunum all the way to the shore of Solway Firth. Some people believe that it is somehow a border for Scotland but it’s entirely on English soil and is truly a marvel and you can take a wonderful day trip and see it for yourself.visit more locations at this website.
2. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne – Some people say that this was the birth place of Christianity in the UK. Aidan and his monks came from an Irish monastery of Iona and when they set up their fellowship at Lindisfarne they left behind a beautiful monastery the ruins of which can still be seen on the island today. People still do pilgrimages to the island and this can range from just a few people to a few thousand people descending upon the small island. You can visit the island and see the retrete house and churches that are there today. It’s an absolutely peaceful and holy place and will surely allow you time for reflection in your own spirituality.
3. Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives – If you happen to catch a day where it’s raining while you are here like I did going to the Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives was hands down my favorite place to visit. I learned about the over 800 years of history and that was exactly what I was looking for. When I go to visit a place I like to learn all about the history and independence that a place as gone through.
The exhibitions are ever changing and always very informative and even the rather large tour group that I went with I learned a ton. My favorite part of the visit was to “Coal Town” learning about the mining history of the town and what kinds of people were coal miners and what mining was really like. Growing up in the United States I already had an idea of what coal mining was about but this was an eye opening experience that I wouldn’t have traded in for the world.