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Packed with iconic sights and ancient mystery


River Coquet in Northumberland National Park by David Taylor.

The River Coquet in full flow. Photo by David Taylor.

To the west of Rothbury, at the mid-point of the National Park, lies Coquetdale.

Through it, the River Coquet meanders past rolling moorland, rocky outcrops, ancient hay meadows, picturesque villages and towns.

Visit picturesque Harbottle with its ruined castle or Alwinton‘s beautiful setting.

Does the mystery of Holystone and Lady’s Well appeal or the mysterious rock art at Lordenshaws?

Or maybe you want an insight into the turbulent past at Tosson Tower and Woodhouses Bastle?

For an adrenaline boost and wild, open views, take on the Simonside Hills.

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Planning in the National Park

Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.