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What to do in Northumberland this Summer
What to do in Northumberland this Summer
Thursday 01/08/2019
The kids are lying in bed all morning, dad’s socks and sandals are fixed to his feet and mum’s oversized sunglasses are shielding her e...
Terriers on Tour at Cragside
Terriers on Tour at Cragside
Friday 26/07/2019
Just in case you’ve forgotten, we are Rab and Phin, border terriers who love exploring Northumberland. The humans have been a bit lax lately ...
What's New in Northumberland
What's New in Northumberland
Thursday 11/07/2019
What’s New in Northumberland The time has come… The British Travel Awards voting is open (...
A Day at Whitehouse Farm
A Day at Whitehouse Farm
Wednesday 19/06/2019
A day at Whitehouse Farm I don’t know about you, but I have many, good, childhood memories of visiting farm parks....
2 Go Staycation
2 Go Staycation
Thursday 30/05/2019
This isn’t a budget version of an Enid Blyton classic, just the two ‘Retirement Ramblers’ having a Northumberland holiday. ...
Name that star!
Name that star!
Thursday 28/02/2019
When you look into the Northumberland sky on a dark night you’ll be mesmerised by the sight of up to 2000 stars at any one time. But could yo...
Five things to see and do at Kielder
Five things to see and do at Kielder
Monday 14/01/2019
OK, so this sounds like a ‘Bucket List’, but it isn’t. This is 5 things that will give enjoyment for having seen them. Unlike a &...
Feeling like a kid at Christmas
Feeling like a kid at Christmas
Friday 04/01/2019
I’m fortunate to be one of the lucky ones who really enjoy their job and gets on well with my work colleagues, however last week was one of t...
Tranquility amongst the pine trees
Tranquility amongst the pine trees
Monday 17/12/2018
Decs up, cards written and posted, presents bought and wrapped, food organised. Time now to de-stress, so what is most likely to help us relax? Ans...
The King of Castles
The King of Castles
Wednesday 31/10/2018
“WOW Bebbanburgh Castle! You can see why Uhtred was so keen to get it back from his uncle.” “You do know that Uhtred is a...
Coastal adventures in Northumberland
Coastal adventures in Northumberland
Friday 28/09/2018
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful seaside stroll or a fun-filled day of activities, there’s so much to see and do in Northumberland...
A photographers Guide to Northumberland
A photographers Guide to Northumberland
Wednesday 12/09/2018
The landscape of Northumberland is probably the most beautiful and dramatic in the UK. That’s a bold claim, we know. Nevertheless, time and t...
Thursday 23/08/2018
  We set off on our next voyage of discovery in gloriously warm and sunny weather. Well not so much a voyage of discovery as a short d...
Debateable Northumberland
Debateable Northumberland
Saturday 04/08/2018
Ask anyone where the Debatable Lands were, and they’ll point you in the direction of the famous strip between Canonbie and Longtown at the We...
Better than Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Better than Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Wednesday 11/07/2018
We have been fascinated by moving water for a long time, with a particular interest in man made structures, fountains, cascades, water features and...
Roman Adventures
Roman Adventures
Wednesday 04/07/2018
With renewed enthusiasm for all things Roman. Harry Seddon returns to Hadrian's Wall. Ad Oppidum, Latin translation of ‘to the town&r...
Retirement Rambles on Hadrian's Wall
Retirement Rambles on Hadrian's Wall
Monday 11/06/2018
Ad Oppidum, Latin translation of ‘to the town’, I think. This was included in every Latin examination I undertook whilst at school, bec...
Beach life shore is perfect.....
Beach life shore is perfect.....
Thursday 03/05/2018
Let the waves hit your feet and the sand be your seat with a trip to the Northumberland coast. A jewel in the county’s crown, it is spectacul...
Terriers On Tour
Terriers On Tour
Monday 30/04/2018
Embark on an adventure to Northumberland with your four legged friend, Rab and Phin give us an insight to their short break……. ...
Wellie Walks
Wellie Walks
Wednesday 18/04/2018
Get clarty (noun; getting muddy) Nobody expects this time of the year to be full of sunshine ...
Groundsmen at Alnwick Castle
Groundsmen at Alnwick Castle
Thursday 05/04/2018
Groundsmen at Alnwick Castle - part of the Northern Lights project, written by James Tierney In a place of courageous landscapes ...
Hunting for Bastle Houses
Hunting for Bastle Houses
Wednesday 14/02/2018
Hidden across the highlands of Northumberland are Bastle houses, relics which bear witness to a time when Northumberland was a lawless land...
A vole new world… work in progress
A vole new world… work in progress
Wednesday 13/12/2017
Hello!  My name is Kelly Hollings and I am lucky enough to be one of the project officers, working alongside Graham Holyoak and a super team o...
Literary Northumberland
Literary Northumberland
Tuesday 21/11/2017
Thanks to iconic landscapes and beautiful buildings, Northumberland is the go-to place for many authors and directors when thinkin...
The Holy Island
The Holy Island
Friday 15/09/2017
Come to test water taken from the sea Pilgri...
Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings…
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 history. We flock to see relics of this past, but...
A view from the inside: Eshott Hall
A view from the inside: Eshott Hall
Wednesday 02/08/2017
The first time I arrived at Eshott Hall, I realised immediately that this was definitely a ‘hidden gem’ of a place. Born and bred in Co...
Dragon cycle trail at Wallington
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...
Alpaca adventure at Hemscott Hill Farm
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...
Matfen Hall – a view from the inside
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...
It’s in our nature at Matfen Hall
It’s in our nature at Matfen Hall
Tuesday 24/05/2016
Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa is well and truly part of the beauty of Northumberland. Set in 500 acres of parkland, it is a luxurious idy...

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