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Price and Availability Index for Northumberland
Holiday Letting Price Information in Northumberland
We analysed price data and summarised them in this graph, which shows holiday letting prices for the next twelve months in Northumberland. Northumberland is most expensive in July (20/07 - 27/07), when prices are on average £117 a night. Opt for a getaway in November (09/11 - 16/11) for optimal savings when heading to Northumberland.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Northumberland
Have a look at the above graph to see the availability of holiday rentals in Northumberland. The most challenging week to find a letting in the next twelve months is in May (11/05 - 18/05). It will be easy to find a holiday home that suits you in one week in November (30/11 - 07/12), when 83 of the rentals are still available.
The Weather in Northumberland
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. This year, July will have the highest average temperatures. In contrast, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is January, while the driest month is September.
Explore History and Natural Beauty with Northumberland Holiday Cottages
Northumberland is England’s northernmost county, and one of the country’s most unique destinations. This sparse area is home to beautiful beaches and vast swathes of unspoilt scenery, with no city to speak of, making it an excellent option for holidaymakers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.Locals reside in charming fishing ports (a clear indication there'll be ample fresh seafood to enjoy on holiday), historic villages, and quaint market towns.
There’s something for everyone on a relaxing Northumberland holiday, including beaches, historical castles, and pubs. From Northumberland National Park to Alnwick Castle and the stunning coastline, there's plenty of history and natural beauty to look forward to during your stay in a Northumberland holiday cottage.
How to Get to Northumberland
Though it is possible to get to the county via public transport, visitors to Northumberland holiday lettings will probably find it more convenient to bring a car. The area is largely rural and it will be difficult to reach a lot of the attractions without driving.
Northumberland is a largely rural area, so there are no airports within the county itself. However, Newcastle Airport is located just a short drive away and Northumberland is within easy reach from there.
Weather in Northumberland
Northumberland has slightly better weather than other parts of the UK. Summer days tend to be a little warmer and it’s also drier throughout the year, receiving less rainfall than the UK average.
That said, Northumberland isn’t somewhere you visit primarily for the weather. Winters can be very cold, while the roughly 150 days of rain are spread over the whole year - so even in the summer, you might have to put up with some wet weather. It’s best to make sure your Northumberland holiday lettings are well stocked with waterproof clothing.
What to See and Do on Your Northumberland Holiday
Northumberland is a county full of history. Start your trip with a visit to Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site that was built in the 2nd century A.D. by the Romans. Drive to the wall just to get a close-up look, or amble along the adjacent footpath and make an afternoon of it. However you choose to experience the wall, it's worthwhile spending some time at a spot that has been the centre of so many political and military scuffles throughout Britain’s long history.
The stunning Alnwick Castle has been a fixture in Northumberland since 1309, and is one of the largest and best-preserved castles in the country. It has been used as a filming location for many films and television shows over the years, including Downton Abbey, two Robin Hood films and the first two instalments of Harry Potter. Visit the magnificent state rooms or roam the extensive grounds, and you’ll be walking through history.
You’ll no doubt be spending a lot of time in Northumberland National Park while staying in your Northumberland holiday cottage. This large area offers great opportunities for outdoor activities like walking, cycling, horse riding and birdwatching.
There are also many markets that take place each month in the National Park. Here you can buy high-quality, locally produced cheeses, jam and meat products, among other things. At night, head to the park and look towards the stars – the area is Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park, and you’ll see many hundreds of thousands of twinkling stars on a clear night.
Northumberland Holidays with Children
Your children will love their stay in a Northumberland holiday cottage. The wide open spaces, plethora of sights and sheer uniqueness of this destination will be sure to stir their imaginations. They’ll love the gruesome history of Alnwick Castle, which is as much fun for children as it is for adults.
Experience local life at Chillingham Wild Cattle, where visitors are offered the chance to walk among the animals in their natural environment. Kids will love the animals, plus enjoy being out in the beautiful countryside. This is a primitive experience that will connect kids to nature during their trip.
At Kielder Observatory, you can let your little ones fulfil their dream of becoming space explorers. They can take a look through the telescope and also attend one of the fascinating daily events. Experiences that are both fun and educational are not always easy to come by, but the Kielder Observatory definitely falls into that category.
If the kids are getting bored of the history and beauty then take them to Treasure Island, an indoor activity centre that features a pirate ship and climbing frames. Let them tire themselves out as you enjoy a coffee and make use of the free Wi-Fi.
The Best Northumberland Beaches
An area of outstanding natural beauty, Northumberland’s 50km of coastline is perfect for water adventures as well as a relaxing beach retreat in an ocean front holiday cottage. Spend a relaxed summer in a beach cottage, get a dose of history in Bamburgh, go surfing in Amble and enjoy rock-pooling in Cresswell.
Bamburgh Live in a holiday cottage in Bamburgh. Visit the spectacular 12th century castle and munch on fish and chips in Seahouses.
Amble Surf the waves, picnic on grassy Amble Braid, shop for food and crafts in Harbor Village and take a boat trip to Coquet Island.
Cresswell Enjoy the gently sloping sand dunes of this quiet sandy beach and the few rocky patches that offer great scopes for rock-pooling.
Self-catering Holiday Homes in Northumberland
In a county with so much to offer, you'll find plenty of points of interest and things to do wherever you stay. You can find holiday cottages by the seaside, lodges, and even pet-friendly vacation lettings.
Shotley Bridge cottages Cottages here, like the Washpool, offer guests comfortable, 18th century style country cottages in a magnificent landscape. During the summer, guests can enjoy incredible views of the beautiful countryside, and in winter, stay warm by wood-burning fireplaces. Furthermore, this historic village, home to fine examples of Neogothic architecture, is only a half hour from Newcastle upon Tyne, where there are many attractions including arts, culture, and shopping.
Belford townhouses Holiday homes in this tiny village offer access to an atmosphere full of character, and are typically cosy, with gardens. Travellers can visit nearby pubs, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick garden, or the historic Holy Island of Lindisfarne. A few minutes away are a children’s playground and a golf course to ensure everyone in your group enjoys their stay.
Bamburgh holiday homes If you’d like to experience coastal living, head to the Northumberland village of Bamburgh, and rent, for example, the Tulip beach cottage. From holiday homes here, guests can enjoy afternoon strolls on golden beaches, sightseeing at the historic Bamburgh Castle, and stopping into quaint pubs. Golfers can also get a round in at the Bamburgh Castle Golf Club.
Cragside House and Gardens
Set in magical woodlands, the Cragside Estate offers plenty to see. Its formal gardens are spectacular and the house exhibits one of the world’s largest heritage collections.
Offering the chance to engage with birds of prey and a mini falconry experience, Falconry Days makes for a great Northumberland family outing.
Pre-dating Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda was a Roman fort. The Chesterholm Museum showcases findings from the site, including coins, armour, Roman boots and most importantly, a small collection of military correspondence carved into wooden tablets.
Home to seabirds and seals, the Farne Islands are perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Many of the 28 islands can be reached by boat, and you’ll spot different animals depending on the season.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Having housed a monastery since 635AD, Lindisfarne is an important place of pilgrimage. But it’s also popular amongst bird watchers, walkers, and artists for its beauty and tranquillity.
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