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How to get to Northumberland

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Travel to Northumberland by road

The A1 runs all the way between London and Edinburgh, and travelling in both directions affords amazing scenery. Take the A1 from the North and you’ll pass the majestic River Tweed, while heading up from the South, you’ll pass the beautiful Angel of the North at Gateshead. Alternatively, the M6 runs from near Rugby right up to Scotland, providing an alternative route. Full routes and directions can be found via AA Route Planner, and for details of delays and other travel reports, visit: trafficdelays.co.uk/north-east-england

Travel to Northumberland by train

A number of Northumberland destinations can easily be accessed by train, including Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, Morpeth and Northumberland Park. The area is served by the East Coast mainline which runs between Aberdeen and London Kings Cross, while westbound services are offered by Hadrian’s Wall Country Line and CrossCountry Trains. Times and prices can be found at nationalrail.co.uk

Travel to Northumberland by plane

The closest airport for those travelling to Northumberland is Newcastle International Airport, a 45-minute drive from Alnwick and a 25-minute drive from Morpeth. Newcastle International Airport serves domestic routes, as well as those from Europe, Africa and America, and flight information, times and prices can be found at newcastleairport.com

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