Northumberland Awards and Accolades

Northumberland was voted ‘Best UK Destination 2018’ by the Reader Travel Awards organised by Wanderlust Travel Magazine.

The Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle walk was in the top ten of ITV’s ‘Britain’s Favourite Walks:Top 100’

  • BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination of the Year – Northumberland Coastline
  • BBC Countryfile Magazine Beach of the Year – Embleton Bay*The Times ‘Britains 20 Best Pubs by the Sea’ – The Ship Inn, Low Newton “one of the prettiest spots of all…”

*British Travel Awards 2017 – Northumberland was nominated for ‘Best UK Holiday County or Region’ and received a silver award

*BBC Countryfile Magazine October 2017 voted Craster one of the Top 10 pretttiest fishing villages in Britain.

*The Potted Lobster restaurant in Bamburgh is featured in the 2018 Michelin Guide.

*Northumberland has the largest dark sky park in Europe. The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park covers 572 square miles.

*Guest review in 2017: ‘It’s been about 20 years since my last visit to Northumberland and I’m pleased to see it’s as beautiful and unspoilt as I remember.’

*Northumberland emits less carbon dioxide than any other county in the UK. It is the lowest emitter in the UK both in terms of the tonnes of CO2 produced per person and its total CO2 emissions.