Explore Northumberland’s rich culture, history and heritage through its celebrated galleries, fascinating museums, enchanting stately homes, magnificent castles, beautiful gardens, interesting exhibitions and tours. The region is filled with magnificent historical sites, landmarks, arts and music, festivals, architecture and entertainment to cater for all ages and interests.

The annual book festival in Hexham draws people from all over the UK. Usually held towards the end of April, the festival takes over the whole town with a programme of events, readings, talks, performances and competitions. It is complemented by a children’s book festival.

Find out more about the Hexham Book Festival.

During your stay, make sure you explore Northumberland’s cultural scene.

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