Northumberland Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others)

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Northumberland Attractions 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.


Alnwick Castle - discover sumptuous State Rooms, home to one of the country's finest private art collections, Downton Abbey Exhibition, First World War Exhibition, The Fusiliers Museum, Percy Tenantry Museum, ‘Capability’ Brown landscapesand more - disabled access is limited in some areas, partial access for wheelchairs, pushchairs, sight and hearing dogs. Motorised scooters are not permitted on the steps leading to the Gun Terrace. Free wheelchair and electric scooter hire is available (reserved in advance), accessible toilets, Castle Shop and Courtyard Café are accessible for wheelchairs


The Alnwick Garden - contemporary garden, one of the country's largest collections of European plants in striking geometric beds, wobbly ropebridges and treetop walkways of one of the world's largest wooden tree houses - designed to be as accessible as possible for wheelchair users and can be traversed using smooth solid surfaces - even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible. wheelchair or mobility scooter hire is available but please book in advance, accessible toilets throughout the site, including the Treehouse


Bamburgh Castle - 14 public areas, friendly knowledgeable guides and audio tour, live archaeological excavations, Armstrong and Aviation Artefacts Museum Clock Tower Tea Rooms - The first five castle rooms are accessible by wheel chair with a ramp (1:6) leading into the Kings Hall, two wheelchair accessible toilets and a baby changing unit - the gift shop and Clock Tower Tea Rooms are currently inaccessible to wheelchairs - see access statement on their website


Belsay Hall 19th-century Greek-revival mansion, Belsay, Nr Morpeth - family bedrooms with their original fireplace grates. Wallpaper from the 1800s still hangs with its original floral prints, restored Grade I heritage gardens, beautiful formal terraces and beds, unique Quarry Garden, 14th-century defensive 'pele tower' at the top of the ruined medieval castle, Tearoom in the hall's original kitchen - Wheelchair Loan, Accessible Toilets, Wheelchair access to Castle by ramp from the car park to the ground floor of the hall and the tea room.RADAR key access for level access route to the hall (via tearoom entrance) and gardens (via toilet gate). Key available at the shop for a refunded hire charge


Dilston Physic Garden - a unique and modern physic garden, has a wild look, plants are allowed to seed naturally, discover the plants use in traditional herbalism, to the latest clinical, chemistry and biology info to the folklore and magic behind each plant. Labyrinth, trails, workshops - we have no accessibility information for this site


Seaton Delaval Hall (National Trust) - Georgian country house, early 18th-century, one of the best surviving examples of English Baroque, parterre and the rose garden, woodland, woodland play area, cafe


Warkworth Castle and Hermitage - English Heritage - Explore the floors and rooms in the magnificent cross-shaped keep which was once home to 'Harry Hotspur', the Duke's Rooms, take a boat trip half a mile down river to discover the Hermitage, a religious building carved out of the rock - Access to the castle itself is limited, although the grounds are accessible. Accessible Toilets


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