Travel around Ashington
Ashington is situated in the county of Northumberland, just a stone’s throw from Newcastle upon Tyne. Skirting the banks of the River Wansbeck, this picturesque mining town is brimming with culture and charm. Explore the town’s rich industrial past at the local museum, stroll along the winding woodland paths or take an unforgettable ride on the town’s very own miniature railway.
Ashington is easily accessible by road, and Arriva buses run a selection of services in and out of the town centre. Explore the outlying areas, like Morpeth and Amble, or hop on a bus and experience the bright lights of Newcastle city centre.
Ashington is surrounded by breath-taking countryside, with a wonderful selection of parks, lakes and woodland. Northumberland National Park is just a few miles away and there are a number of scenic walks in and around the town itself, including a trail along the banks of the River Wansbeck, which takes in the magnificent medieval castle at nearby Bothal.
For a unique glimpse into the town’s colourful history, why not explore the Ashington Colliery Heritage Trail or enjoy the exhibits at Woodhorn Museum, home to the iconic works of the Pitmen Painters.
Northumberland National Park boasts the largest area of protected night sky in Europe, and for a star-studded evening out you can visit one of the park’s Dark Skies Discovery Sites which hosts events all year round.
Once you’re done stargazing, head back into Ashington town centre for a selection of lively bars, entertainment and local cuisine.