A delightful clash of historical significance and silver screen prestige, Northumberland is a county of opposites, and its sprawling beaches, spectacular castles and vast array of museums mean there’s never a dull moment to be had.
As your port of call during your time here, The George Hotel’s ivy-clad façade and riverfront location is a superb place to experience this part of the country. A short distance from Newcastle, with plenty of areas for relaxed rambles and strolls, it’s an idyllic dwelling right in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside.
The site of Hadrian’s Wall, take in the history of this legendary fortification with a visit to one of its museums, walk along part of its 150-mile length or view it from a vantage point that takes in the fields and farms beyond it. No visit to Northumberland is complete without a journey here.
Cutting through the region with a vast 73-mile distance, the River Tyne is absolutely brimming with aquatic life, none more so than its salmon. While you’re here, why not try your hand at a spot of fishing or soak up its atmosphere with a riverside cycle along its much-loved trails? For more outdoor exploration, Kielder Forest Park offers 250-square miles of greenery, as well as Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake. Fun for all the family, Beamish Museum brings Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian history to life with a superb open-air recreation of eras gone by.
Featured in many a film and TV show, Northumberland’s historic castles offer a chance to follow in the footsteps of royalty, warrior and film star alike. Alnwick Castle, site of Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and the latest Transformers film inspires with its unforgettable splendour in just an hour away.
If Northumberland sounds like your kind of getaway, head over to our dedicated George Hotel page here for more information on available rooms and offers.