Weekend Breaks in Northumberland

Northumberland is a perfect place for a short break or holiday. You’ll find glorious sandy beaches, historic castles and a wealth of independent shops and restaurants. The coastline is an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it a haven for wildlife with lots of excellent walking and cycling routes. Northumberland also offers all sorts of holiday options from an action-packed adventure to total relaxation amongst some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.

Let the Cottage Weekend team help find your ideal holiday home. We have thousands to choose from across the UK, and hundreds available right now for short breaks in Northumberland. Many of our holiday cottages are dog friendly too so you won’t need to leave your pet behind. So whether you’re a couple keen to stay within the boundaries of the famous National Park or a larger group of family who want to be near one of Northumberland’s pretty market towns, we can help.

There’s so much to do in Northumberland, it would be impossible to squeeze it all into just one weekend. Visit the iconic Alnwick Castle where the broomstick class in Harry Potter was filmed, discover the mysteries of Lindisfarne on Holy Island or take a fascinating boat trip over to the Farne Islands to watch the birds - if you’re lucky you might even see a dolphin.

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Weekend Breaks in Northumberland

  • Nook House

    Northumberland

    From: £804

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 6VIEW PROPERTY
  • No6 Cliff House Cottages

    Northumberland

    From: £674

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Ship Shape - Two-Bedroom Holiday Home

    Northumberland

    From: £365

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Marina View

    Northumberland

    From: £1013

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 8VIEW PROPERTY
  • Harbour Hideaway - Seahouses

    Northumberland

    From: £422

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • No3 Cliff House Cottages

    Northumberland

    From: £517

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Glendale Mews - Holiday Home

    Northumberland

    From: £445

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Orchard Sands - One-Bedroom Holiday Home

    Northumberland

    From: £539

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Greenhouse

    Northumberland

    From: £1186

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 8VIEW PROPERTY

Best locations in Northumberland

From seaside towns to castle ruins, quirky shops and incredible walks, there’s so much to discover on a trip to Northumberland. Here are a few places we highly recommend that are worth a visit.

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Seahouses​
  • Kielder​
  • Bamburgh​
  • Beadnell

Things to do in Northumberland

Alnmouth Beach

Escape to the stunning Alnmouth Beach, a coastal paradise on the Northumberland coast. With its pristine sandy shores, dramatic dunes, and mesmerizing views, it's a haven for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. Enjoy refreshing walks, picnics, and water activities while immersing yourself in the beauty of this idyllic seaside retreat.

Address: Alnmouth Beach, Alnmouth, Northumberland, NE66 2RA

Northumberland Zoo

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Northumberland Zoo, a must-visit destination for animal lovers. Encounter a diverse range of fascinating creatures, from rare species to familiar favorites. With interactive experiences, educational talks, and beautiful surroundings, it's a perfect day out for the whole family.

Address: Northumberland Zoo, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 9QH