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Top places to photograph in Northumberland in 2023

These are the very best Northumberland Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in Northumberland!

Howick Bathing House

The Bathing House at Howick is a Grade II listed house built in the early 19th century, just a few minutes' walk from a small but charming sandy cove on the Northumbrian coast.
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Hadrian’s Wall - Sycamore Gap

The sycamore of Sycamore Gap is probably one of the most photographed trees in Northumberland. Sitting at the bottom of a gracefully-curved glacial nick, the position of the tree is perfect for symmetrical compositions.
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Winter’s Gibbet, Elsdon

Winter’s Gibbet marks the place where the body of William Gibbet was put on public display in 1791 after his execution in Newcastle for the murder of a local woman. The head that hangs there now is made of wood and not original, however this atmospheric spot is a stark reminder of Northumberland’s brutal past.
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Alnwick Castle and the River Aln

Alnwick Castle is known as the ‘Windsor of the North’. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, it's a popular tourist attraction, helped by its use as the exterior of Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter movies.
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St Mary's Lighthouse & Causeway

St. Mary’s Lighthouse is an iconic location on the Northumbrian coast. Not far from the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, it's a popular location with day-trippers and photographers alike. It’s an unusual day to have the causeway location to yourself even at sunrise on a summer’s morning.
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We hope you enjoy photographing these great Northumberland Instagram locations. We love seeing your images of the most Instagrammable places in Northumberland, so make sure to share your images on PhotoHound and tag us on Instagram @photohound and hashtag #photohound for a chance to be featured.

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