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The Holy Island
Friday 15/09/2017
Come to test water taken from the sea Pilgri...
Restoring Ratty: Bringing the water vole back to Kielder
Thursday 31/08/2017
This summer saw the return of a much-loved mammal back into Kielder Water & Forest Park – the water vole...
Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings…
Monday 14/08/2017
  From Border Reiving to Roman occupation, Northumberland has more than its fair share of turbulent...
Getting to know Kielder Art & Architecture
Monday 24/07/2017
  Curator Peter Sharpe talks to us about the Kielder Art & Architecture trail and how the landscape of Kielder Border Fore...
Luxurious elegance and a contemporary spirit at Walwick Hall
Friday 07/07/2017
, a boutique country house ho...
Six mini adventures to have at Housesteads Roman Fort
Friday 30/06/2017
  We recently read an article which said Northumberland is the kind of place where children can be children without being scowled at. ...
In search of the split atom and soaring skylarks!
Friday 09/06/2017
  In this busy world we live in, sometimes a little tranquility is required to recharge your batteries. Luckily, Northumberland is ful...
3 Iconic TV and film sites in Northumberland
Tuesday 06/06/2017
Thanks to exposure with shows such as ITV Vera and the Tales from Northumberland series, our glorious county is very much in the public eye. Perhap...
8 Things to Celebrate in Northumberland in June
Thursday 01/06/2017
  Here at VisitNland HQ, we're huge fans of making the most of the little things. Life is what you make of it, and it's far to...
How to explore the picture-perfect Ford & Etal Estates
Friday 19/05/2017
Hidden in the green valley of the River Till, Ford and Etal Estates is one of the secret gems of north Northumberland. Full of fascinatin...
Dragon cycle trail at Wallington
Monday 08/05/2017
  Already great champions of the benefits of pedal-power, the National Trust have gone one step further with their brand-new family-fr...
Glen Hall: How Northumberland inspired me
Wednesday 19/04/2017
There is nowhere quite like Northumberland... We chatted with businessman and author Glen Ha...
Walk-Inn style with The Lindisfarne Inn
Friday 07/04/2017
  Easter is a special time for us here at The Lindisfarne Inn, thanks to our fab location as the nearest mainland inn to the Holy Isla...
Alpaca adventure at Hemscott Hill Farm
Monday 27/02/2017
The sun is blazing and I look down and ask myself “Why Rachel, why are you wearing a woolly jumper?” as I reach to grab my sunglasses o...
Stargaze for Less with Dark Sky Discovery Sites
Tuesday 24/01/2017
  Northumberland really is the land that’s just as good with the lights off! As the location of one of the largest Dark Sky Park...
Matfen Hall – a view from the inside
Friday 06/01/2017
Matfen Hall has watched over some of Northumberland most stunning sunsets for almost 200 years, I have been lucky enough to work here for the...
Photo Northumberland - The creation of enduring memories from wonderful experiences
Wednesday 30/11/2016
Northumberland is no ordinary county. Ask anyone who is lucky enough to make it their home, workplace and playground. Ask any tourist or visitor wh...
After dark at The Alnwick Garden
Wednesday 02/11/2016
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have...
3 grisly Northumbrian tales for Halloween
Thursday 27/10/2016
We’re huge fans of crime dramas at VisitNland HQ. Obviously, ITV’s Vera is our favourite thanks to Ann Cleeves’ cracking st...
Making the most of Northumberland’s dark skies – it’s in our nature
Monday 10/10/2016
  Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, near Hexham, is the only hotel in the UK to boast an on-site dark sky observatory &ndas...

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