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Author Archive: Sheelagh Caygill

Sheelagh Caygill is editor and writer at www.thisisnorthumberland.com. She is a journalist, freelance writer and loves the outdoors. Her favourite places in Northumberland are the coast, the National Park and the woods around Rothbury.

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Hertz starts the European revamp of its locations starting with The UK

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hertz office at Newcastle Airport and the Newcastle Van Supersite are to be revamped in 2014, along with many others across Europe and the world. The will be part of a worldwide remodelling operation that has seen flagship stores at Paris Saint Ferdinand and Frankfurt Airport in Europe, as well Hertz’s UK flagship store at Marble Arch in London.

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Northumberland Haltwhistle spring walking festival 2014

Northumberland Haltwhistle spring walking festival 2014

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Haltwhistle Walking Festival is growing to be one of the best and biggest in England. It returns again this spring and will cover some of the most beautiful and majestic hills in Northern Europe. Walk in the steps or Romans, or discover the lesser-known, but fascinating Issac’s Tea Trail.

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Win a break in Alnwick, Northumberland

Win a break in Alnwick, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is your chance to win two nights for two at the Hog’s Head Inn, Northumberland. The Inn is a stunning and new beautiful accommodation offer in Northumberland. It offers comfort, fine food and not least a friendly welcome. Discover more!

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Amy Smith: Loves Northumberland castles, Hadrian’s Wall Country

Amy Smith: Loves Northumberland castles, Hadrian’s Wall Country

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amy Smith is our latest interviewee for Northumberland’s Best Kept Secrets. She works at the Sage Gateshead and shares her love of castles, woodland, the wonderful coast, golf breaks and Hadrian’s Wall Country. Find out more!

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Win a two-night golf break for two at Roxburghe Country House Hotel, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Win a two-night golf break for two at Roxburghe Country House Hotel, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Would you like to stay on a beautiful estate, one that offers peace, luxury, great golf, wonderful food, comfort and a hearty, warm welcome? Then enter our contest and it could be you and a partner staying two nights at the luxury Roxburghe Hotel, Kelso, The Scottish Borders!

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Druridge Bay, Northumberland – Bay of Plenty

Druridge Bay, Northumberland – Bay of Plenty

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wildlife watchers arrived at Druridge Bay not too long ago to tabulate numbers and species in the area. In total, more than 500 species were recorded. The highpoint was when they spotted an otter at nearby Hauxley Reserve. And children were delighted when they saw an brown rat get into a scrap with a bird!

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Sarah Hall: ‘We’re utterly spoilt in the North East . . . with Newcastle and Northumberland’

Sarah Hall: ‘We’re utterly spoilt in the North East . . . with Newcastle and Northumberland’

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sarah Hall is a PR consultant on Tyneside. She shares her love of the North East and a few secrets about places to stay, see and eat in the great North East of England! She lives in Whitley Bay.

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WIN two nights at Matfen Hall in Hadrian’s Wall country!

WIN two nights at Matfen Hall in Hadrian’s Wall country!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matfen Hall in Hadrian’s Wall Country offers you and your partner or friend a chance to win a two-night stay in beautiful Northumberland. The location offers excellent walking and is close to historic towns of Hexham and Corbride. Enjoy luxury accommodation at this stunning hotel, great food and incredible countryside as part of this prize. Find out more and how to enter.

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Perfect accommodation retreat in the Scottish Borders

Perfect accommodation retreat in the Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you looking for exceptional accommodation in the Scottish Borders? Seeking a self-catering home away from home that offers beautiful views, walks, a friendly market town close by and space to meditate and relax? It is here: Tiore next to the tranquil and lush Bowmont Forest near Kelso provides a superb holiday base for families and people of all ages.

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Northumberland battle to be brought to life in Flodden anniversary year

Northumberland battle to be brought to life in Flodden anniversary year

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

History and battle fans will be pleased to learn that a special re-eneactment will take place next month. Important parts of the Battle of Flodden, which took place in 1513, will be played out at Etal village, near the battlefield site, on August 3 and 4. They will be the first ever re-enactment scenes from the battle that changed the course of British and European history.

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Luxury Northumberland lodges offer beauty, tranquility, access to National Park

Luxury Northumberland lodges offer beauty, tranquility, access to National Park

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for beautiful accommodation in a tranquil and secluded setting, look no further. Redwater Lodges on the edge of spectacular Northumberland National Park offer a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Here you will find a luxurious enclave, offering all you would expect of a luxury lodge. Find out more.

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Travel writer Dixe Wills loves the austere beauty and wildness of Northumberland

Travel writer Dixe Wills loves the austere beauty and wildness of Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Travel writer Dixe Wills has produced a number of books, including one called Tiny Campsites. His new one, Tiny Islands, comes out this month, May, and features Inner Farne. Find out more about Dixe and why he loves Northumberland and his favourite places. He couldn’t choose between coast and country and asked for “both, please”!

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Win a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne at Sleeperz Hotel

Win a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne at Sleeperz Hotel

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Looking for a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne? This is Northumberland is giving a lucky winner a chance to win two nights for two at this great Northern city’s newest premium budget hotel!

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Kielder Northumberland summer events programme

Kielder Northumberland summer events programme

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland offers some fantastic, exciting and interesting events, and Kielder Water and Forest Park is no exception. From May until July you can do everything from study nature, learn bush craft, observe the stars and the heavens, see the Northern Lights, or enjoy clay shooting! Find out more about what you can do at Kielder, Northumberland.

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust urges everyone to support National Nest Box Week

Northumberland Wildlife Trust urges everyone to support National Nest Box Week

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

People across the North East of England and the Scottish Borders are urged to support National Nest Box Week and give a brood a home. Find out more and what you can do to support local wildlife.

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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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