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Castles and St Cuthbert

Northumberland is the most northerly county of England and borders Scotland, like its neighbour Cumbria it is one of the most sparsely populated Counties in England.

A national park occupies large areas of this beautiful county which is renowned for its beautiful scenery. Along with its scenic rugged coast its wild open high moorlands it is mecca for outdoor sports enthusiasts.This beautiful coastline is popular with landscape artists and photographers.

For those interested in history Northumberland is a must, steeped in Roman history with Hadrian’s wall which spans the whole county. There are also numerous castles as Northumberland was the location of many wars between England and Scotland and now has more castles than any other county in England. The list includes the castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Newcastle and Warkworth.

The county is a popular destination for pilgrims as it has a world-renowned reputation as the "cradle of Christianity" in England. it was on Lindisfarne, also called Holy Island, that Christianity flourished when monks from Iona were sent to convert the English. Lindisfarne was the home of the Lindisfarne Gospels; Saint Cuthbert is buried in Durham Cathedral.

Towns in Northumberland

Activities in Northumberland

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