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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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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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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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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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Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eyemouth Golf Club Captain Bob Holmes enjoys the splendour of some of Britain’s best hills when he visits the Cheviots and the Lammermuirs, and he always appreciates a visit to Lindisfarne. Here he shares some of

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Dr Adrian Jannetta, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Chairman of Northumberland Astronomical Society

Dr Adrian Jannetta, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Chairman of Northumberland Astronomical Society

Other posts by  |  September 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dr Adrian Jannetta is chair of the Northumberland Astronomical Society. Here he reveals some of some of Northumberland’s best kept secrets, including beaches, where to rock pool, and historical places to explore and discover.

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Jon Tait, author of Northumberland 40 Coast and Country Walks

Jon Tait, author of Northumberland 40 Coast and Country Walks

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer Jon Tait wanted to be just like Jack Kerouac when he was young. He is achieving his own success by writing the recently published Northumberland: 40 Coastal and Country Walks, and has published poetry too. Jon lives near Carlisle but has Northumberland in his bones and makes lots of trips to the county. Discover his loves and favourite places.

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Rachel Cochrane from Listen Up North

Rachel Cochrane from Listen Up North

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer Rachel Cochrane, who runs Listen up North, talks about her favourite things in Northumberland and why she enjoys spending time in the county. She gives visitors and tourists some great ideas for places to visit and pubs and tea rooms to try, and shares some of Northumberland’s best kept secrets!

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Melanie Iredale Q&A & Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

Melanie Iredale Q&A & Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

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

Melanie Iredale, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, shares her love of the border town in which she works, as well as her passion for Northumberland, the North East, and the coastline all the way to Edinburgh. Read too highlights of this year’s Berwick Film Festival, set for Sept. 19 to 23.

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Foodie Jane Hogan on hearty local food and the beauty of the Northumberland landscape

Foodie Jane Hogan on hearty local food and the beauty of the Northumberland landscape

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jane Hogan is the Business Development Manager at Taste North East and her role is to increase the profile of food and drink producers, sellers and hospitality businesses across the North East of England. She is also our latest In the Know interview, sharing insider tips and best kept secrets about Northumberland!

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Phil McCreadie on Scottish Borders & Northumberland

Phil McCreadie on Scottish Borders & Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hawick-based Phil McCreadie is a Tourism Business Advisor for the Scottish Borders, working for Scottish Borders Council. He has a real love for the country side in the Borders and in this interview shares some of his favourite places, and a few secrets too about best-kept-secrets in the Scottish Borders!

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Edoardo Albert: ‘Jaw-dropping surprise’ of seeing Bamburgh Castle against the skyline

Edoardo Albert: ‘Jaw-dropping surprise’ of seeing Bamburgh Castle against the skyline

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Edoardo Albert is a writer. He completes our Q&A In the Know and shares his experience of discovering and falling in love with Northumberland. He has written about Northumberland for Time Out, and his next book, Northumbria: The Lost Kingdom, written with Paul Gething, will be published in October.

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Donna Petch: The North East HUB, loves Northumberland’s market towns and fish and chips in Seahouses!

Donna Petch: The North East HUB, loves Northumberland’s market towns and fish and chips in Seahouses!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Donna Petch, creator of The North East HUB, is our latest In the Know interview here at This is Northumberland. She shares some of the county’s best kept secrets, and reveals that she loves Northumberland’s market towns. For Donna nothing is better than a day shopping in Berwick finished off with fish and chips in Seahouses. Her favourite town is Alnwick.

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Linda Tuttiett, Hadrian’s Wall Heritage, on Hexham, Reiver history and of course the Great Wall!

Linda Tuttiett, Hadrian’s Wall Heritage, on Hexham, Reiver history and of course the Great Wall!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  July 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Linda Tuttiett is chief executive at Hadrian’s Wall Heritage. In our latest In the Know Interview she shares her love for Northumberland, her favourite places, and the importance of Hadrian’s Wall to the North’s history and future economy.

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Deborah Tate, Woodhorn, reveals places she loves: Northumberland’s diversity, Drake Stone, Rothbury, Edlingham

Deborah Tate, Woodhorn, reveals places she loves: Northumberland’s diversity, Drake Stone, Rothbury, Edlingham

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Deborah Tate, Marketing Officer at Woodhorn, is the focus of our insider tips question and answer interview, and she shares her love of Northumberland, it’s history, and a few secret places too off the beaten trail that offer stunning views.

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Sean Donkin of Lindisfarne Inns does Q&A: Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle Inn, Alnwick Castle, Rosyln Chapel, local food & more

Sean Donkin of Lindisfarne Inns does Q&A: Northumberland, Bamburgh Castle Inn, Alnwick Castle, Rosyln Chapel, local food & more

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sean Donkin has worked in Northumberland for four years, but has been visiting the county for his whole life. He works in the Northumberland accommodation industry and, as our latest guest for In the Know, he shares some of the best kept secrets Northumberland.

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