Northumberland National Park, England

Northumberland National Park, England


The northernmost national park in England, Northumberland National Park is situated between the border with Scotland in the north and Hadrian’s Wall in the south. Covering more than 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers), this is both one of the least populated and least visited national parks in England.

This is one of the quietest and most remote places in England—a fantastic place to get away from one’s day-to-day life and immerse oneself in beautiful natural scenery.

The park’s unspoiled landscape is made up of the striking Cheviot Hills near the Scottish border, which roll down in an endless series of undulating hills, alternated with meadows and bogs, toward magnificent Hadrian’s Wall in the south.

From Roman ruins to spectacular landscapes, from horseback riding to long-distance hiking, the things to see and do in Northumberland National Park are plentiful.

Useful Info

Location: Northeastern England

Nearest Cities: Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Carlisle

Area: 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers)

Features: UNESCO World Heritage, rural landscapes, solitude

Main Attractions: Hadrian's Wall (Path), Cheviot Hills, Roman ruins, Sycamore Gap, Kielder Forest

Main Activities: Hiking, cycling, camping, wildlife watching

Suggested Stay: 6-7 days

Further Information: Northumberland National Park Website

Travel Guides

Northumberland National Park Gallery

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