Northumberland wins GOLD at the British Travel Awards!

We are delighted to share some wonderful travel news - last night Northumberland won GOLD in the ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ category at the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards. This win feels extra sweet for the county following four consecutive years in second place!

Plan a holiday in Northumberland where our plentiful castles, pristine beaches, dramatic moorlands, dark skies, award-winning National Park, exciting wildlife and scrumptious local produce await...

 

Northumberland...

…boasts more castles than any other county in England.

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.  So step back in time and discover an area with a tumultuous past now bursting with historical treasures amidst a stunning landscape and magnificent regal architecture.

 

…is England’s most sparsely populated county.

Perfect if you're looking to escape the madding crowd. If you are looking to get away from it all, look no further - let us take you down meandering riverbanks, through rolling landscapes, across the most gorgeous sandy beaches and around historic towns and picturesque villages.

 

…is home to Europe’s largest area of protected night sky, the Northumberland Interntional Dark Sky Park.

These 572 square miles of English countryside offer one of our favourite nocturnal spectacles; the starriest night skies to be seen anywhere in the country. With research showing that around 85% of the UK population has never seen a truly dark sky, visit Northumberland to witness the dazzling celestial show.

 

…has 40 miles of safeguarded coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Famed for its rugged coastline, unspoilt and quiet sandy beaches, turbulent history and picturesque seaside towns and villages, the Northumberland Coast AONB is also internationally acclaimed for its wildlife and includes several protected sanctuaries, including the wonderful Farne Islands and some National Nature Reserves. 

 

...houses almost 100 Crabtree & Crabtree holiday homes and cottages of all shapes and sizes.

From a trio of charming shepherd's huts to Neville Tower (part of Bamburgh Castle and possibly the most unique holiday home in Northumberland), to cosy cottages hidden on hilltops high in the National Park and family farmhouses fit to burst with bedrooms and entertaining spaces for all - we offer fabulous self catering accommodation for remarkably modest rates.