Ashington is close to a diverse collection of Northumberland’s more popular attractions. Warkworth Castle and the Blue Reef Aquarium are amongst the many best places to explore here. And don’t miss Tynemouth Castle and the Belsay Hall and Gardens.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. Visit some of the interesting exhibit spaces and museums including Seven Stories in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend and Bede's World. See a couple of the exciting theater, dance and music performances at Alnwick Playhouse in Alnwick, the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Arts Centre. Often talked about galleries, include the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead and the Laing Art Gallery Materials in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
If the sun is shining, do what the locals do and make the most of the nearby green spaces. Nature lovers will want to check out Alnwick Garden in Alnwick and Saltwell Park in Gateshead, one of the places where you can escape the crowds. Explore the nearby wilderness by visiting the Marsden Rock Bird Reserve in South Shields.
Some of Northumberland's best-loved attractions are within driving distance of Ashington, including Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, the Angel of the North in Gateshead and Blue Carpet in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. History lovers will enjoy Castle Keep in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.
Get familiar with the local fashion and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in the nearby shopping hotspots such as Barter Books in Alnwick, metrocentre in Gateshead and Central Arcade in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Those looking for sporting action can spend an afternoon cheering on the Newcastle Falcons rugby union team in winter and the Newcastle United Reserves soccer team at Kingston Park Stadium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the city’s sporting heart and soul. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with local sports fanatics after the final whistle blows in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.
For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation at one of the area’s many accommodation options. The Jurys Inn Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Novotel Newcastle Airport, Newcastle-upon-Tyne are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.