But it also has a number of hidden gems – lesser known beauty spots you might not have taken the time to visit.
Here’s our guide to a dozen of Northumberland’s best-kept secrets.
1. Seaton Sluice
This coastal village can be found at the mouth of the Seaton Burn, midway between Blyth and Whitley Bay. It has a handful of pubs, and a folly known as 'Starlight Castle'. This picture comes from reader Tab Hunter.
Photo: Tab Hunter
Found four miles east of Hexham, Corbridge was once a Roman garrison town, and Roman remains can still be found on its outskirts. The high street boasts a number of small shops. Photo from reader Tom Lynn.
Photo: Tom Lynn
3. Embleton and Embleton Bay
About eight miles from Alnwick, Embleton boasts an enormous sandy beach, a half-mile walk from the village itself.
Photo: Stu Norton
A small village in the Cheviot Hills, on the banks of the River Bede, Otterburn has a selection of pubs and shops. Visitors can alse see the ancient Otterburn Tower - now a hotel. This photo comes from reader Catherine Davies.
Photo: Catherine Davies