A new memorial to service men killed in an air crash during the Second World War has been erected at the crash site – a remote spot in Kielder Forrest, Northumberland. The spot is a protected military wreck site and now has a new cross in place, thanks to Richard Maughan, who has an interested in Second World War history.
The mysterious and strangely beautiful cup and ring makes in Northumberland are a part of the North of Britain’s fascinating ancient history. Colin Corlett recently took a trip to Roughting Linn, near Wooler, and discovered rocks thousands of years old with cup and ring marings dating back more than 4,000 years.
The Scottish Borders Textile Trail is the first column in a new series entitled Discover the Scottish Borders. The column will highlight key attractions, destinations and events in the Scottish Borders. This article is about a brand new Scottish Borderstextile trail just launched, and includes links to the accompanying brochure (downloadable) for the trail.
Northumberland offers great holiday opportunities. This feature explores some of the highlights of Northumberland, including the Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland culture, and some of its market towns, including Berwick upon Tweed.
Despite the border, the county of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have many things in common and area in fact a unique region in the U.K. People who live here share customs, history and a way of speaking. So while the border has shifted over the centuries, people who live here focus more on what they have in common with each other.
Northumberland, Newcastle-Gateshead and the Scottish Borders are a part of the U.K. offering a respite from traffic jams, crowds and just too many people. This is a part of the world where it is easy to get away from it all. Access to the coast is easy, there are outdoor pursuits, culture, wide open spaces and fresh air. No wonder the people who live hear often call it God’s own country.
The North of England and the Scottish Borders offer some of the tastiest food and drink available in the U.K. We have world-famous Craster kippers, top-range sausage, perfect free range eggs, award-winning Christmas puddings, Lindisfarne Mead once enjoyed by the monks of Holy Island, sweet grass-fed lamb, and many more things that make a holiday or short break here a real treat for the senses.
Want to learn landscape photography with a master? Keith Moss Photography is now offering landscape photography workshops and courses in Northumberland. So if you have always wanted to capture this spectacular landscape, coastline and castles on camera or even on film, exceptional courses that are competitively priced are now available.
Spring is the perfect time of year to venture outdoors, so a Mother’s Day gift with an emphasis on exploring and seeing new places will be especially welcome. Of course, it doesn’t all have to be outdoors – there are plenty of indoor activities too. Whatever your preference, here is our selection of places to see and things to do this Mother’s Day, March 18.
Ford and Etal, which is a major North Northumberland tourism attraction, aims to have one of its busiest years ever following the launch of a new marketing campaign. The attraction is between Kelso and Berwick and is a working estate. It is centred around two picturesque villages of ford and Etal. It features a mill, miniature railway, old hall, artwork, castles, walks, shops and a local food offering.
Two historians from Doncaster have produced research showing that Doncaster may never have been given back to the English after being sized by the Scots more than 800 years ago.
The new research is by local Yorkshire historians Peter Robinson and Charles Kelham who have dug-up records that show Doncaster was under Scottish rule for 21 years from 1136 to 1157. The south Yorkshire town was formally signed over between the kings of England and Scotland but was never officially given back.
Read a round-up of Valentine’s Day gift ideas from around the North of England and the Scottish Borders. This article includes information on where to purchase the best chocolate and flowers, as well as information about some of the most romantic and unusual places in the region.
The most romantic day of the year is Valentine’s Day and we suggest that you enjoy it in North East England or in the Scottish Borders. Enjoy the great outdoors or some of the city highlights of Newcastle-Gateshead. Take in sophisticated dining, tea in a historic house, a walk in beautiful scenery, or enjoy a weekend in a luxury hotel or guest house.
A colourful feature story about Winter’s Gibet in Nortumberland, on the edge of the National Park. It stands on a windswept and lonely moor just to the south east of Elsdon and is a chilling monuments to the area’s bloody and violent past. Read more.