Northumberland National Park

The ‘land of far horizons’ home to England’s cleanest rivers, purest air and darkest skies.

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The park

Sitting within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – the largest area of protected night sky in Europe – here, on a clear night, you can see thousands of stars, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away). If you’re lucky you might even spot the Aurora Borealis.

The landscape under these stars is ancient. Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site snakes along Northumberland’s stunning crags and escarpments. A fixed frontier of the Roman Empire from coast to coast, it was once occupied by both soldiers and civilians

The landscape is just as wild today, and as the least populated of all the National Parks, nature thrives. Being close to nature and the sense of tranquillity, belay the park’s bloody history of wild Border Reivers and Roman army camps.

A good starting point to explore is The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall, which has an excellent exhibition about the history, culture and heritage of the area.

Heathrow 6 hours

Newcastle 1 hour

Port of Tyne 1 hour

AD 122

when the Romans began construction of Hadrian’s Wall


ENPEC Experiences


ENPEC Accommodation

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The English National Parks Experience Collection Brochure 2019-20

This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.

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The Northumberland National Park Overview

Trade contact

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Duncan Wise (Visitor Development and Marketing Manager)

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+44 (0)1434 605555


The Red Lion

The Red Lion

  • Address Stanegate Road, Newbrough, Northumberland, NE47 5AR
  • 6 rooms
  • Open
Homildon Cottage

Homildon Cottage

  • Address Homildon Cottage, High Humbleton, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6SU
  • 4 rooms
  • Open
Carraw B&B

Carraw B&B

  • Address Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4DB
  • 7 rooms
  • Open All year but closed over the Christmas period.

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Visit Britain Press Trip


In June, we welcomed an international press group of 8 journalists and influencers to the Lake District & Peak District to showcase the best of the two regions and to celebrate 70 years of National Parks in the UK. Media representatives came from Australia, USA, China, Russia, UAE, Italy, Korea


Battlesteads is a charming hotel that dates back to 1747 and is located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park Dark Skies region. Battlesteads is a pub, hotel and restaurant, with an on-site Observatory. The 4 parts of this venue work fantastically as stand-alone elements and together they complement