24 of the best views in Northumberland

If you are out and about in Northumberland this summer where would you go for the best view?

Friday, 16th July 2021, 11:11 pm
Northumberland boasts a wide array of gorgeous views - which are your favorites?

To be honest, you could stick a pin in the map and find a great view wherever it landed! But here’s our favourite picturesque places, with images from photographer Jane Coltman. (My personal favourite is number 15 – and that’s not me in the picture!)

Corby's Crag on the Alnwick Moor road between Alnwick and Rothbury, with unrivaled views of the Cheviots. The scene which takes in the ruined Edlingham Castle was used in the poster for the first Hobbit film.
Surely Sycamore Gap must be one of the most iconic views in Northumberland. The lone tree is seen here with a display of the Northern Lights.

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England's most northerly town of Berwick Upon Tweed with two of the iconic bridges that are famous features of the town.
The magnificent Cragside House seen in the beautiful woodland surroundings created by William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong. There are so many fabulous views at Cragside, but you can't beat this one.
Warkworth Harbour in Amble is a fantastic place to watch the sun set looking past the moored boats towards Warkworth Castle.
A favourite view of many, Bamburgh Castle and the gloriously spacious Bamburgh Beach.
Equally as good from either side!
The colourful huts at South Beach give a cheery welcome when visiting Blyth beach and are very popular with locals and visitors alike.
The best view of Alnwick Castle. The straight-tailed Percy Lion was commissioned by the 1st Duke of Northumberland and stands on the east parapet of the Lion Bridge. It makes for a very imposing view as you enter the town of Alnwick.
A typical Northumberland beach. The magnificent sweep of Beadnell Bay is a definite destination for those on the tourist trail.
College Valley is situated in north Northumberland on the northern edge of the Cheviot Hills, an area of renowned beauty. The estate extends to some 12,000 acres and is part of the benefits left by Sir James Knott, successful business man, politician and philanthropist.
There is something mesmerising about watching the tide ebb and flow across the causeway to Holy Island.
Lindisfarne Castle is one of the most unexpectedly dramatic views given its location on an island cut off by the tide.
Norham was one of the most important strongholds in the turbulent border and region. It was besieged at least 13 times, once for nearly a year by Robert Bruce.
Stand and stare ... admiring the view from Low Newton, looking along Embleton Beach towards Dunstanburgh Castle. Hit the brow of the hill and it'll take your breath away. Simply stunning!
Whether from the River Coquet or looking up from the village, Warkworth Castle is an imposing sight.
Looking towards Alwinton in Coquetdale, which follows the path of the meandering river Coquet to the west of Rothbury.
The viewing platform and information panels at Budle Bay have been well-received by bird-watchers and tourists.
The Cheviots dominate many Northumberland views and here they are seen from the Simonside hills.
One of the most surprising views as you drive around Northumberland must be the four dragon heads seen in the lawn of Wallington Hall, next to the roadside. A favourite with younger visitors to the stately home.
No one knows why there is a white stag painted on the rock near the lighthouse at Bamburgh - although legend has it that it was because a white stag jumped into the sea to escape hunters after being chased.
The beach at Ross Sands, between Holy Island and Bamburgh, is stunning.
Although Dunstanburgh Castle looks fantastic from the south (Craster), it is an amazing view from Embleton Bay to the north.
The picturesque village of Craster looks fabulous from any angle.