Beth Wardell | Girl About Northumberland
Making memories in Northumberland
After working in Early Years for a decade, I turned my attention to the things I really love in life: family, writing and travel. I’m an experienced blogger, author and mum to three. In no particular order my hobbies include: reading, writing, drinking wine, long walks up a mountain, exploring new places and family film nights with hot chocolate. When I’m not drowning in laundry you’ll find me striding through the Northumberland hills with my family.  
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48 hours in Northumberland - what to do on a weekend in Northumberland

Welcome to Northumberland – the county that has so much on offer it really is a crowd pleaser. This here is your guide on what to do on a weekend in Northumberland. With lots to cram in during your visit to this beautiful county, I can guarantee you will want to see as much of it as possible in the 48 hours you are here. Situated in the real North of England, Northumberland borders Scotland, Cumbria and Tyneside, with the nearest city being Newcastle Upon Tyne.
One of the great things about Northumberland is that you can be in the hub bub of the busy city centre one minute and then find yourself lost in rolling hills and countryside the next. The Northumberland coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and stretches over forty miles from Berwick Upon Tweed down to the estuary of the river Croquet. It won’t be until you are actually stood on one of the many stunning beaches, that you truly appreciate how unique this coastline is.
You will also find Northumberland has the largest protected areas of night skies in Europe as well as being home to the Earl Grey tea.
Fun fact: Northumberland has the most castles than any other county in England (over seventy), so I have of course included at least two in your what to do on a weekend in Northumberland guide. It would be rude not to.
As well as taking in the beautiful scenery, you can be sure to find amazing restaurants serving delicious, locally sourced foods, chat to the friendly locals and shop around the independent businesses that help make this county so great.
So how will you spend your 48 hours in Northumberland? Well pack your walking boots and evening attire because this really is the county which offers it all…

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