National Park area with bags of history including Hadrian's Wall
Northumberland Tours with Great British Trips
Northumberland is probably most famous for Hadrian's Wall. Built by the Romans to keep out the Scots, and keep the English in, it is one of the Roman Empire's most impressive achievements. Northumberland also has a beautiful coastline and some remarkable islands. Inland the National Park has a remote wilderness quality that will immediately take you away from the hustle and bustle of modern Britain, and help you picture life in Roman times. A number of hill forts - old settlements enclosed within massive dry stone walls. These would have contained perhaps one or two extended families. They date to around 300 BC and some 50 examples lie within the National Park boundary.
Want to visit Northumberland?
Region: North East England
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 2 days
More Information: www.visitnorthumberland.com
What's nearby? North East Enlgand!
What transport do you recommend? Visitors without transport are at a disadvantage. We advise those without a car to take a driver-guided tour.
Did you know? Berwick Upon Tweed was technically at war with Russia for 110 years until 1966 because it was independantely declared in 1856 and ommitted from the Paris Peace Treaty!