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Coast, castles, history, heritage and experiences that you can't find anywhere else on the planet

Northumberland is a county steeped with history, rich in culture and heritage with rugged beauty, captivating coastline and dazzling dark skies.

British Travel Awards

It’s not surprising that it has won ‘Best UK Tourism Destination’ at the British Travel Awards as it offers visitors the opportunity to explore 40 miles of coastline with Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall and one of Europe's largest International Dark Sky Parks.

The county welcomed almost 8 million visitors in 2021*, which continues to rise year on year, making it a prime location for strategic tourism investment.

Ad Gefrin


2023 saw the opening of Ad Gefrin Whisky Distillery in Wooler, Northumberland’s first whisky distillery and Lilidorei the world’s largest play village which has opened in Alnwick, in the grounds of The Alnwick Garden and next to Alnwick Castle, the home of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.

Recent major hotel developments from Premier Inn and Travelodge in key tourism and business hotspots Alnwick, Hexham and Berwick offer further opportunity and variety for those travelling to the county for leisure and the growing and developing business travel market.

Visit Northumberland

Land opportunities are available for investors interested in large scale accommodation developments and visitor attractions.

Visit Northumberland

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Bamburgh voted top UK seaside destination by Which magazine


Michelin Star Restaurants


BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards for National Park of the Year


Hexham happiest place to live by Rightmove "happy at home" index

“Tharsus is thriving in Northumberland in no small part due to the availability of a great workforce with the skills and aptitude we need to operate in our fast moving world. We continue to invest heavily and look forward to creating a business with global reach, all based in Blyth.”

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Brian Palmer
Founder, Tharsus

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