Northumberland is a land of rare beauty stretching from the miles of golden beaches to the Cheviot Hills. Its wonders include wildlife laden forests, rivers, valleys, wild moors and hills. Arguably England’s last true wilderness, much of the county is sparsely populated and spared the crowds of established tourist spots.
Steeped in history, this is the land of the Border Reivers, the fierce clan system of the border region. Castles, bastles and peel towers are scattered throughout Northumberland, each with a tale to tell. There is also Hadrian’s Wall, the original border, stretching from coast to coast, its forts, viaducts and bridges being an enduring testimony to Roman engineering.
The Northumberland Dark Sky Park is the largest area of protected dark sky in Europe. The sparse population and remote beauty mean there is little light pollution making it ideal for star gazers, ranging from the seasoned experts to the mildly curious.
Northumberland is a land full of things to do and see. Wildlife, friendly locals unspoiled by the crowds, this ancient kingdom and all its history awaits your exploration.
The Comb offers your own haven in the heart of Border Reivers country, a beautiful spot to bask in the glories of Northumberland and an ideal base from which to explore its wonders. Bordered by the national park it sits at the head of the Tarset valley with probably the darkest skies of all. A front row seat to the breathtaking cosmos.