Holidaying in Northumberland

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When someone says Northumberland, you do not automatically think holiday destination. However, increasingly people are waking up to the charms of this beautiful part of the UK.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England, called it “the most tranquil county in England” and it is certainly one of those unspoilt places. However, it has far more than just rolling countryside to offer.

What Northumberland Has to Offer
Depending on where you stay you can either enjoy a rural idyll 24/7 or enjoy the countryside one day and do something completely different another day. The county has over 100 miles of stunning coastline that you can enjoy walking along or sitting on the beach. You can even go surfing off Newbiggin by the Sea, Amble beach and many others. Kitesurfing is also on offer at many of the county’s surf centres. You can also go coasteering or sailing.

If water sports are not your thing there are plenty of other sports to enjoy including, hiking, horse riding, cycling and golf. All of these activities allow you to do something active and exciting, but still enjoy the beautiful countryside. They take you out beyond the town right into the heart of the countryside.

If you love wildlife, Northumberland is the place for you. The Daily Telegraph really meant it when they described the county as 'a birdwatcher's paradise'. The diversity of the landscape means that there is also a very diverse bird population. That population is constantly changing because of migration, so there is always something new to see. The diverse landscape also hosts a huge array of other wildlife to enjoy while you are out.

Accommodation in Northumberland
The county offers a warm welcome to visitors and as Tourism is a vital part of the area's economy, you know you will be well looked after. There is the full array of accommodation to choose from, but cottages in Northumberland are the most prolific and popular form of holiday accommodation. Wherever you want to stay in the county you will find beautiful cottages which come in all shapes and sizes and so regardless of the kind of cottage you are seeking you will find it.

If you are looking for a cottage in any part of the county, visit the Cottages in Northumberlandwebsite. We have coastal and rural cottages for parties of up to 10.

Article By: Adam Nicolson

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