Access all areas - Northumberland National Park
Find out more about accessible sites in Northumberland.
Accessible attractions in Northumberland.
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 – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Viewpoints and Picnic Sites
Visit Accessible Viewpoints and Picnic Sites
- 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