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England's most tranquil county A spectacular coast with idyllic islands and golden beaches; beautiful rural countryside; an ancient history including Hadrian's Wall, historic castles and houses; supremely elegant gardens and a culture all of its own. From the quaint old fishing villages in the east to the Cheviots in the west, Northumberland is rewarded with some of the best scenery and small market towns in England offering a lifestyle coveted by so many but experienced by so few - this is the most tranquil county in England.
The Grand Cascade, The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
Front line of defence Being enveloped within these beautiful and peaceful land and seascapes it is difficult to realise that this was once the front line in the Defence of the Realm thus the reason for all the fortifications - Berwick's walls, castles like Warkworth, Norham, Dunstanburgh, Alnwick and Chillingham - spanning right back to Roman times, Hadrian's Wall being a prime example built 2000 years ago to keep out the northern barbarians! Magical coast About 1,400 years ago monks settled on Holy Island and
Berwick upon Tweed, Royal Border Bridge, Northumberland
Hadrianâ€™s Wall, guarding the Northern Roman frontier, castles with enchanting tales to tell, miles of heritage coastline and pastoral countryside awash with country houses and villages filled with welcoming Northumberland character around every bend. 28
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Main Picture: Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Small Picture: Belsay Hall, Northumberland
2010 edition of the Group Travel Guide for the North East of England.