There is a wide range of shops, including a large number of antique shops selling everything from furniture and jewellery to books and prints.
Newcastle and Gateshead are a mix of the modern and historic, renowned for its excellent shopping and amazing nightlife.
Alnwick is in the heart of Northumberland, famous for its unspoilt beauty, and is one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in England.
The idyllic country village of Bamburgh, ancient royal seat of the kings of Northumbria, is set in one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the UK.
One of the most popular holiday areas on the north east coast, Beadnell consists of three villages in one, Beadnell Harbour, the old Beadnell Village and Beadnell Haven.
Berwick-Upon-Tweed is an historic market town situated at the Scottish border, lying on the east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed.
Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumberland coast and famous as the home of the Craster Kipper, a smoked fish exported to food lovers across the country.
The town of Morpeth is situated 10 miles inland on the River Wansbeck which flows through the town.
Warkworth is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque villages in the whole of Northumberland with an excellent range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and art galleries.
Northumberland's western edges contain some of its most spectacular destinations, and the Kielder and Redesdale region is no exception.
The Rothbury and Coquetdale area is dominated by the rugged but beautiful landscape of the Northumberland National Park.
Wooler is a small, stone-built town on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and at the foot of the Cheviot Hills.
The Scottish Borders stretch from rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the rich agricultural plains of the east.