Tag Archive: Northumberland

Wonder wall: Magical castles and Roman treasures in historic Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle

Thank goodness that our usual half-term holiday house was booked. Had it been free, the joys of Northumberland would have passed us by. Instead Alnwick Castle Cottages stepped into the breach, providing as cosy, clean and warm a berth as could possibly be wished for. And, for a family, a base for any number of…

Lindisfarne: England’s Holy Island and its Viking history

Lindisfarne

When the Vikings landed on Lindisfarne (www.lindisfarne.org.uk/) in 793, they changed the course of English history forever. Also known as Holy Island, Lindisfarne, which measures slightly more than a mile in length and just over two miles in width, nestles just off the Northumberland coast of England near the border of Scotland. By day strong…

Eco-museum sites to mark the Battle of Flodden

Flodden Battlefield, Braxton

The first 12 sites have been designated in a landscape-scale eco-museum to mark next year’s 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden The concept of an eco-museum is to highlight and join up locations with links to a particular theme. The initial dozen sites all have connections with the 1513 battle in Northumberland in which…

Ghost hunting in Northumberland

North East England’s rich history, ancient buildings and numerous castles all have spooky stories to tell. With Halloween just around the corner there is no better time of year to dabble in a bit of ghost hunting in some of the most beautiful and atmospheric parts of the country. Take a break in North East…