Northumberland is a historic and ceremonial county in the north of England. It is situated south of the border between England and Scotland. It is bordered by Cumbria, Durham, and Tyne and Wear. It has over 103 kilometres of coastline, which lie to the west of the North Sea. It is a place full of life and nature, and parts of Northumberland lie within the North East Green Belt. Northumberland is beautiful and vast, offering a wealth of adventures both in the countryside and in the city. It has castle ruins, almost deserted beaches, and remote villages.
It’s a place where you can choose to be surrounded by people, shops and bars, or get away from it all and unwind in the remote and breathtaking scenery. This county offers mountain areas, beach areas, city areas, and much more. Activities include cycling, hiking, scuba diving, and kite surfing. To really unwind and enjoy a sense of vastness that takes over the senses, a visit to the Northumberland Dark Sky Park is a must. It is the largest area of totally dark sky in Europe and has an observatory that allows you to see the stars in a unique way. Some of Northumberland’s most notable towns include Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where you can enjoy the sunset on the riverbank; Alnwick, where you can visit castles and learn about their history; and Bamburgh, where you can enjoy the beach and the views, as well as the wildlife. We can observe the beauty of the place and its people through the Northumberland webcam.