Places with wheelchair access

There are many attractions in and around the National Park listed by Disabled Go as having wheelchair-friendly ramps. All of our Information Points are also assessable by wheelchair. If you know of any other points of interest in park to add, please tell us by emailing

Access all areas - Northumberland National Park

Find out more about accessible sites in Northumberland.

Accessible Attractions

Accessible attractions in Northumberland.

Cragside House

Near Rothbury. Admission charge. Car parking. Toilets. Café.

Visit for: A stately home with a difference. The Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong packed his house with gadgets such as a lift and Turkish bath. There is furniture and artwork galore. As the first house ever to be lit by hydroelectricity, which you can discover in the hands-on electricity exhibition. The extensive grounds include an adventure playground and are particularly beautiful in springtime when the rhododendrons bloom.

Visit Cragside’s website for more information –

Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham. Admission charge. Dogs allowed.

Visit for: A diverting delve into this building’s turbulent history. A real-life dungeon and hands-on interactive experiences give a real insight into its 500 years as a place of justice and torment.

Visit the Hexham Gaol website for more information.

The Queen’s Hall Arts Centre

Hexham. Charges for watching productions.

Visit for: A whole host of artistic offerings in this magnificent Victorian building. There are two art galleries with exhibitions including modern painting and photography. It shows films and hosts theatre and dance productions.

Visit the Queen’s Hall website for more information.


Roman Army Museum

Near Haltwhistle. Admission charge. Car parking. Toilets.

Visit for: A 3D film and three galleries packed with objects from the daily life of a Roman soldier. The museum is next to a section of Hadrian’s Wall.

Visit the Roman Army Museum website for more information.

Vindolanda Roman Fort

Near Chesterholm. Admission charge. Car parking. Toilets. Café.

Visit for: A dose of the Roman frontier pre-dating Hadrian’s Wall itself. The site is still being excavated in the summer. The amazing ruins include barracks and a bathhouse and there are replicas of a temple, shop, and house. The museum is full of Roman treasures including leather purses, tent pegs, and jewellery.

Visit the Vindolanda website for more information.

Wallington House, Gardens and Estate

Near Cambo. Admission charge. Car parking. Dogs allowed in the grounds. Toilets.

Café. Visit for: A friendly stately home packed with treasures such pre-Raphaelite paintings and beautiful antique furniture. Explore the walled garden, rose gardens woodland and parkland. The influence of Capability Brown, born in nearby Cambo, can be seen throughout the 100 acres.

Visit the Wallington website for more information.

Viewpoints and Picnic Sites

Visit Accessible Viewpoints and Picnic Sites

Hadrian’s Wall

  • Walltown Country Park – easy access path and picnic site
  • Steel Rigg Car Park – easy access path to Hadrian’s Wall itself
  • Cawfields Dark Sky Discovery Site and picnic area


  • Elsdon – Village green and tea room
  • Rothbury – easy access River Coquet walk and picnic site
  • Ingram & Breamish Valley – picnic sites beside the river and tea room