Things to do in Northumberland

Places to visit near The Four Sisters

Northumberland is an area of profound natural beauty. It also happens to be close to a variety of attractions, all within easy reach of The Four Sisters. Here’s a roundup of our favourites.

Cheviot Hills

Poppy’s pick: She loves heading here for a run

Poppy’s first choice for a run, The Cheviots are a range of hills that sit between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. They’re nothing short of majestic

Branton Ponds

Also known as Branton Nature Conservation Area, these 29 hectares provide a diverse habitat for various types of wildlife. A truly serene spot that invites you to reconnect with nature.

Hedgeley Ponds

Still, scenic and peaceful, Hedgeley Ponds is the perfect place to stop for a picnic, or to simply breathe in the fresh air. Not to be missed

Linhope Spout

A breathtaking waterfall within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Watch the water drop 18 metres into a glittering plunge pool.

Ford & Etal

A working estate laced with castles, battlefields, and heaps of history. A world of discovery awaits at this captivating family attraction.

The Northumberland Coast

Lucy’s pick: She loves taking the dogs for a run along the beach

Wild. Secluded. Open. Northumberland’s beaches never fail to impress. Don’t expect traditional English seaside resorts. Instead, look forward to open spaces and unmatchable natural beauty.

Hadrian’s Wall

This historic landmark stretches 72 miles from coast to coast. Today, there are several sites you can visit to delve into the site’s wonder and history.

Amble Harbour Village

Amble Harbour Village plays host to 15 retailers, each selling a variety of arts, crafts, jewellery, accessories and food and drink. There’s also a seafood centre boasting locally-caught seafood.

Duridge Bay

Leap head-first into the Northumberland landscape at Dudridge Bay. Explore nature reserves, study the wildlife, and dip into the water for a paddle or surf.


From the Victorian country house itself to the stunning gardens, Cragside is the perfect place to connect with the outdoors and times gone by.

Northumberland National Park (Ingram)

Romilly’s pick: She loves throwing stones in the river

On the River Breamish lies a small village called Ingram. From here, you can embark on various walks that unveil the history of the area. Before you set off, visit the Ingram Café for a bite to eat.

Castle after castle

Northumberland is home to more castles than any other English county. Visit Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Etal Castle, Warkworth Castle, Chillingham Castle, Prudhoe Castle and Lindisfarne Castle.

Howick Hall Gardens

Fascinating gardens a stone’s throw from The Four Sisters. Embark on a woodland walk, study the rockery garden, or take in the strikingly beautiful grounds.

Barter Books

This beloved shop is well-known to locals. With open fires in winter and tea and biscuits all year-round, it’s a captivating space with character to spare. Visit it to believe it.

The Alnwick Garden

Lydia’s pick: She loves playing in the fountains

A distinctive space full of wonder, The Alnwick Garden offers everything from tranquility to discovery. Orchards, sculptures and over 4000 plant varieties await.