Northumberland is the most northerly of the English counties and runs from Berwick upon Tweed in the north to Newcastle upon Tyne. It borders with Cumbria to the west and stretches to the east coast. To say it's rural would be an understatement, so would just saying it's very nice......Northumberland has everything, it's simply stunning.
Coquetdale (pronounced 'co' 'ket' dale) is one of three valleys (The Coquet, The Breamish and The College) that run from east to west into the Cheviot Hills. The main village is Rothbury, a pretty village with all the amenities, local shops, Tourist Information, Pubs and Hotels.
There's so much to see and do in the area perhaps a few places that are "must see" would be Cragside Country Park, built by Lord Armstrong, just outside Rothbury, Alnwick Gardens and Castle, home of The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland at Alnwick., Holy Island just off the coast south of Berwick. Access to the island is by causeway which is tidal. So no heroics, always check the tides before crossing. Seahouses is a busy little fishing port and there are boats trips across to the Farne Islands where you'll see the world famous bird and seal colonies.
It's quite unusual for one county to have so many world sites so a visit to The Roman Wall is just unmissable, and it's an opportunity to visit Hexham with it's magnificent Abbey.
It would be quite wrong to see Northumberland as just outdoors, hillwalking, and the rural idyll. Take a trip into Newcastle and stroll around the Quayside, you'll be impressed the the Blinking Eye Bridge which, if you walk across you'll find the magnificent Sage building and Baltic Mill Arts Center.
Going on holiday can be quite exhausting, but there's something quite relaxing about Northumberland. We've been here for over 30 years and it just gets better!