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Coastal Castles Northumberland – on the Golf Trail

Coastal Castles Northumberland – on the Golf Trail

Other posts by  |  Matthew Moore on Google+ |  December 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Golfing journalist and lover of the sport Matthew Moore begins a new series for This Is Northumberland about North East Golf courses. He will take us through some of the best and most dramatically-placed courses in the world. And they are here, in the North East of England and the Scottish Borders!

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The end of the world and the solstice under beautiful Northumberland Dark Skies

The end of the world and the solstice under beautiful Northumberland Dark Skies

Other posts by  |  Jon Tait on Google+ |  December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer and history fan Jon Tait explores the connections between this year’s winter solstice and its connection with Mayan legends. He looks at Northumberland’s mysterious Cup and Ring marks and their potential meanings, and how you can best enjoy the solstice under Northumberland’s magnificent Dark Skies!

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Snowy Kielder Forest, Northumberland

Snowy Kielder Forest, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

See the pristine beauty of these images of Kielder Forest, covered in snow. Temperatures have fallen and a winter wonderland has appeared across this part of Northumberland. Enjoy the images and have a wonderful holiday season, everyone!

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Golf travel journalist Matthew Moore shares his love of Northumberland

Golf travel journalist Matthew Moore shares his love of Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

PR consultant and golf journalist Matthew Moore will soon be writing a golf feature on this website. This In the Know interview introduces Matthew to our readers. Here he shares some of his favourite places in Northumberland, including best places to visit, eat and walk.

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Ian returns to Borders’ roots, fulfils dream of becoming a tour guide

Ian returns to Borders’ roots, fulfils dream of becoming a tour guide

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ian Waker, a tour guide based in the Scottish Borders, shares his love of that part of the world and Northumberland in this interview with www.thisisnorthumberland.com. He also reveals a few best kept secrets!

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Win two nights for two at DoubleTree by Hilton Newcastle International Airport

Win two nights for two at DoubleTree by Hilton Newcastle International Airport

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fancy a spring break at one of the North East of England’s newest luxury hotels? Thisisnorthumberland.com has teamed up with DoubleTree by Hilton Newcastle International Airport to offer someone a chance to win two fantastic nights for two at this very special hotel.

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Furniture offers for tourism businesses

Furniture offers for tourism businesses

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Online furniture store www.grandfurniture.co.uk is offering special discounts for businesses in the tourism industury, including bundle offers. Find out more.

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Northumberland accommodation: Christmas and New Year holiday cottage offers

Northumberland accommodation: Christmas and New Year holiday cottage offers

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you seeking Northumberland accommodation for your self-catering break this holiday season? There are some excellent Christmas and New Year offers now available. Find out more!

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The definitive guide to Northumberland waterfalls

The definitive guide to Northumberland waterfalls

Other posts by  |  Geoff Holland on Google+ |  December 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Poet, writer and walker Geoff Holland gives an overview of waterfalls in Northumberland. Not many people realise that there are beautiful waterfalls that can be found in the county – most of them in the Cheviot Hills. In this article, discover the College Burn, Linhope Burn, Usway Burn and lots more.

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Northumberland’s snowy wildlife

Northumberland’s snowy wildlife

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Conservation Officer Kevin O’Hara and staff of Northumberland Wildlife Trust were at nature reserve Prestwick Carr on Thursday getting ready to move Exmoor Ponies further into Northumberland. Kevin captured the snowy scene and shares these images with our readers.

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Berwick chosen by Royal Geographical Society as one of most interesting places in UK to explore

Berwick chosen by Royal Geographical Society as one of most interesting places in UK to explore

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The historic town of Berwick upon Tweed has been selected by the Royal Geographical Society as one of the most interesting to explore. A walk through Berwick has been unveiled on Discovering Britain, which aims to explore the stories behind the UK’s built and natural landscapes.

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A walk along the cliff top along Berwick and Eyemouth

A walk along the cliff top along Berwick and Eyemouth

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Walking guide and writer Patrick Norris has been keen to explore the east coast path along the English-Scottish border for some time. He took some time out recently to enjoy this walk. In this article he describes the dramatic beaches, high cliffs and fantastic views he enjoyed as he trekked from Berwick to Eyemouth a few days ago.

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Northumberland wildlife in December: Hibernations and murmurations!

Northumberland wildlife in December: Hibernations and murmurations!

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kevin O’Hara, Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, gives a colourful and impressive overview of wildlife in a month that has brought a dramatic change in the weather. He also explains what the word murmuration means and how and when you can look out for this wildlife spectacular!

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How to market a holiday cottage

How to market a holiday cottage

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you an accommodation owner or set to open a B&B, guest house or small hotel. Colin Corlett, marketing manager at booking accommodation website Northumbrian Byways, shares his expertise and gives guidance on how to start and where to begin. In his first article he looks at occupancy rates and pricing.

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