Northumberland Visitor Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Northumberland Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Belsay Hall and Gardens - English Heritage - - A grand medieval castle, later extended to include a magnificent Jacobean mansion, inspired by the temples of ancient Greece. Unique Quarry Garden with ravines, pinnacles and sheer rock faces, tea room - wheelchair hire, Castle and manor house reached by 700m path through gardens; access to castle or manor house via steps. Wheelchair access to Castle by ramp from the car park to the ground floor of the hall and the tea room. RADAR key required for access (from shop)


Cragside House, Gardens and Estate - (National Trust) - Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland. The first home to be lit by hydroelecticity, extensive arts and crafts collection - over 40 miles of footpaths to explore up hills, around lakes, through woodland - Level access to shop and tea-rooms. Wheelchairs available to borrow in the house and grounds (please book in advance). Adapted toilets at Visitor Centre, House and Crozier car park. Baby changing and feeding facilities -


Seaton Delaval Hall - (National Trust) - The early 18th-century house, one of the best surviving examples of English Baroque, occupies the site of a Norman settlement, and its original Norman chapel remains in use today. Gardens, parkland, woodland play area - Baby changing facilities, Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge - booking advisable, Gravel paths on site can be difficult for wheelchairs - 15 steps into the central hall


The Sill is the UK’s National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site - features exhibitions, learning and event spaces, a local food café, a world-class Youth Hostel, rural business hub, and a shop specialising in local crafts and produce - level surface access to the main reception doors. "All our toilets are fully accessible, including one fitted out to Changing Places standards" changing-places-icon


Wallington House, Gardens & Estate - (National Trust) - 13,000-acre estate, art, furniture, collections and quirky curiosities. The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland- hidden walled garden, Edwardian conservatory, three play areas, family-friendly wildlife hide, Café, Shop - Adapted toilet in courtyard, cafe and house. Wheelchairs, 1 single-seater PMV and 1 electric buggy available (booking essential). Level access around ground floor with lift to first floor Partly accessible grounds Access map is available, Level access to shop and café


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