Tag Archives: Northumberland

Two aspects of the river Tyne

We’ve had a couple of days out to Hexham and Newcastle using the public bus service, I have to say it was a relaxing way to travel. We took in some art and history, fresh air and a river walk … Continue reading

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A Day Out – Barter Books and Cragside House

I’ve had a few days break in Northumberland, staying in Alnwick, which is probably most famous now for the gardens and castle; also Barter Books which is a huge secondhand bookshop housed in the old railway station. There is a … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall, in search of Sycamore Gap.

I have wanted to walk along the Roman Wall to Sycamore Gap for a long time. I know the place very well but I have never walked along this part of the Wall, which has become an icon since it was … Continue reading

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A trip to Holy Island

We have had a wonderful few days in Northumberland, it’s the county of amazing castles, a wonderful coastline and big skies. Lindisfarne, or Holy Island as it is also known, is reached by a tidal causeway so we had to … Continue reading

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