Picture of Mary, Queen of Scots
Being on the border of Scotland and England, Northumberland has been the site of many battles. The county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, a favourite with landscape painters, and now largely protected as a National Park. Northumberland is the most sparsely populated county in England, with only 62 people per square kilometre. You may recognise the castle from Mary, Queen of Scots, but more likely you recognise it as Hogwa"