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Visiting Northumberland

Spending time in Northumberland can be a great experience for anyone. There are lots of sights to enjoy, more than people can imagine. In books and in stories, it can be easily inferred that Northumberland is rich in history. It is best to spend your holidays in the area by looking for northumberland caravans for hire. With a caravan, you won't have to worry about looking for a sleeping place while enjoying your historical and captivating trip. Here are some places to visit and things that you can do in England's cradle of Roman-Britain history.

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A Glimpse of North East England under the Roman Empire

Hadrian's Wall is one of England's renowned landmarks, inspired by the Roman Empire. Across the wall are temples, forts and milecastles that were constructed in AD 122. It was made in honour of Emperor Hadrian, a Roman Emperor who ruled from AD 117 to 138. People today can go along the ancient ruins of Hadrian's Wall through biking or by foot, while being mesmerized by the stunning landscapes and the not-so-distant Lake Crag Lough.

The Heathered Roof of the World

The Telegraph branded the Cheviot Hills as The Heathered Roof of the World because of the rock-and-heather covered highlands. It is frequently visited by rock climbers and those who want to see the various angles where they can appreciate the scenic views of Northumberland. The rocks and hills were formed millions of years ago by volcanic lava flows. It is also one of the best places to stay with your friends and family if you are planning to go for camping. There are campsites and farmhouses in the area where you can stay for bed and breakfasts or you can look at caravans for hire, too.

Castles

You will be in total awe once you see the castles of Northumberland. You will feel as if you are in a movie casting or a story book once you visit the Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh Castles. During the War of the Roses, Bamburgh was the first castle in England seized by the Anglo-Saxons. Though many years have passed, the castle still stands today and shows the quality of workmanship of native Britons. They have created this castle using dolerite, a sub volcanic igneous rock also used by ancient Greeks to build temples. From the Bamburgh Castle, another castle can be visited over the Northumberland coastal line, which is the Dunstanburgh Castle. Families can have picnics on the castle grounds and see fantastic views near the Scottish Borders.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The Holy Island is the home of Saint Cuthbert, monastic buildings and the Lindisfarne Gospels that are all important symbols of England's Christian heritage. Though the Holy Island is now only a marker of the past, it is still frequented by many tourists as there are lots of rare birds and other wildlife present in the area. The lush environment and the enthralling old Christian structures make it a good place for people who are seeking spiritual significance and wanting to know more about the early Britons.