Northumberland is the northernmost county in England and also its least densely populated. What it lacks in people, Northumberland more than makes up for with stunning photogenic scenery. There are miles of sandy beaches, wild moors and upland areas, impressive castles and unique features such as Hadrian’s Wall – a UNESCO world heritage site. Pro photographer David Taylor is your guide around his home county and presents 46 of his favourite locations with over 85 images to inspire your visit here.
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Northumberland leaves you spoilt for choice as a photographer – though that makes makes choosing one location a tricky prospect. A particular favourite location of mine is the coastline near Craster. The village of Craster is photogenic in its own right, but it’s the view north across to Dunstanburgh Castle that I find endlessly fascinating. It’s particularly good in winter, when the weather is moody and the light golden. I can think of few more atmospheric places to spend time exposing pixels than here.
Bordering Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north, Northumberland is England’s northernmost county and known as its border county. Generally there are few limitations to what you can photograph in Northumberland. Any restrictions – such as those due to local by-laws – will be signposted at a location. Certain organisations, the National Trust for example, allow personal photography on their premises but do not allow commercial photography.