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Northumberland

United Kingdom
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover Northumberland

The diverse landscape of north-east England is home to the Northumberland National Park, as well as vast stretches of sandy beaches along the North Northumberland Heritage Coast. The former of these serves as the home of Hadrian's Wall, a former fortification dating back to Roman Britain, whose remains have proved one of the most popular tourist attractions in the North of England. Branded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the stone wall originally measured 73 miles long.

The stretch is now the basis for the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall Path, which stretches from Wallsend on England's east coast to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. It is also worth paying a visit to the charming villages of Wylam, Haltwhistle and Hexham while you're in the area.