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Northumberland is the most Northerly County in England and a land of great historical significance. Over the centuries, numerous wars have affected its sovereignty and its boundaries and principal territories have changed ownership many times between Scotland and England. Northumberland is a county of castles, fortresses and offers outstanding interest to visitors. Renting a cottage, or even an apartment in the wing of a former farmhouse or grander home in the county, can provide a family holiday with a difference and allow visitors to get a cultural feel and association with the locale that no hotel or guesthouse can truly provide.
Establishing a base for your visit to Northumberland could not be easier than arranging one of the many holiday cottage rentals that exist aplenty throughout the county. Whether you want a coastal destination to enjoy the beautiful beach attractions, or prefer a moorland location with greater solitude to put you more in touch with the land, Northumberland can provide it all. The cottages are often ancient in design and in structure, with their own historical tales to tell, yet still afford comfortable and functional accommodation for adults and children of all ages.
Northumberland also offers the visitor the opportunity to rent an apartment in former, more grandiose homes. This can provide a particularly budget friendly alternative for families visiting the area, in comparison to guesthouses or hotels. There are options to rent an entire wing in a farmhouse or grander home of yesteryear, to put you in touch with the history of the region and at a cost which will not break the bank. Alternatively, for a more substantial budget, there are properties of this type which can be rented in their entirety.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is the town closest to Northumberland’s border with Scotland and the settlement which consistently changed hands between Scotland and England over a period of many years. The town of Alnwick, however, is probably the one which boasts the county’s most impressive castle. It is located in the very centre of the community and dates back to medieval times. It was also used and featured in the production of the Harry Potter film series. Morpeth is the county town of Northumberland with its own historical appeal and no visitor to the county can afford to ignore the Holy Island attraction of Lindisfarne which is a monastic centre, castle and location of the first recorded Viking attack on England. Buses are used to transport visitors to and from the island via the causeway, tides and English weather permitting.