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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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Walking from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to Berwick, Northumberland

Walking from Ravenglass, Cumbria, to Berwick, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you are a fan of long distance walks, the Ravenber Way will excite you. The 120-mile trek runs across the North of England between Cumbria and Northumberland. A new book, Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way, details the route, and author Ron Scholes shares with us a section of the walk.

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A Caravan’s Day Through The North of England

A Caravan’s Day Through The North of England

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A caravan journey through the North of England, including Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District.

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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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Five things you didn’t know about the Lakes

Five things you didn’t know about the Lakes

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Windermere area of the Lake District offers so much choice, and has many secrets too. Discover what’s on offer in this special part of the world.

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Kielder Northumberland erects new memorial to WWII crash site

Kielder Northumberland erects new memorial to WWII crash site

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

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.

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Roughting Linn Northumberland prehistoric cup and ring marks

Roughting Linn Northumberland prehistoric cup and ring marks

Other posts by  |  Colin Corlett on Google+ |  October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Scottish Borders launches new textile trail

Scottish Borders launches new textile trail

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland – The frontier of England

Northumberland – The frontier of England

Other posts by  |  August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Culture in Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Culture in Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Lifestyle in Newcastle-Gateshead, Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Lifestyle in Newcastle-Gateshead, Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland Food

Northumberland Food

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Photography Classes in North East England with Keith Moss

Photography Classes in North East England with Keith Moss

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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North East England – Be inspired by the great outdoors this Mother’s Day

North East England – Be inspired by the great outdoors this Mother’s Day

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

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.

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Ford and Etal – a great day out with light railway, castle, old mill, picturesque villages

Ford and Etal – a great day out with light railway, castle, old mill, picturesque villages

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Scottish Borders as far south as . . . Doncaster!

Scottish Borders as far south as . . . Doncaster!

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

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.

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Winter travel gadgets

Winter travel gadgets

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

A round-up and overview of useful winter travel gadgets. Everything from snow sleeves for your car to gloves you can use with your smartphone.

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