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Northumberland’s Belsay Hall Brass Band Sunday, plus vintage cars this Sunday

Northumberland’s Belsay Hall Brass Band Sunday, plus vintage cars this Sunday

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fans of the classics will have a great time on Sunday at Belsay Hall, near Morpeth, Northumberland. Enjoy the sounds of Ellington Colliery Band, along with some great vintage cars, including the classic Daimler DB18, manufactured in 1940.

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Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens Northumberland welcomes Brass Band Sunday event in September

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens Northumberland welcomes Brass Band Sunday event in September

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

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, in Northumberland, welcomes back Brass Band Sunday this September. And this Sunday the English Heritage property near Morpeth will play host to the first of five special Bands at Belsay events, featuring the award winning Ellington Colliery Band.

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Belsay Hall and Gardens Northumberland set to host Grand Medieval Joust

Belsay Hall and Gardens Northumberland set to host Grand Medieval Joust

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Missing the Olympics still? Take heart! Jousting knights will arrive at Belsay Hall and Gardens this long weekend and give sporting performances that will no doubt deserve gold medals! There will be plenty to do and see and this tournament. Choose your own champion and enjoy this nail-biting clash of skills and horsemanship.

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Belsay Hall’s Rhododendron Garden – experience a behind-the-scenes tour

Belsay Hall’s Rhododendron Garden – experience a behind-the-scenes tour

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Visitors to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland can enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Rhododendron Garden this Thursday and again in July with head gardener Jo Harrigan. The garden is beautiful at this time of year and lots of work has been done to restore and conserve the Rhododendron Garden and take care of the many plant species and wildlife at Belsay.

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Belsay Hall Northumberland sleepover

Belsay Hall Northumberland sleepover

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to be lady of the manor for an evening when I stayed overnight at Belsay Hall in Northumberland last night. It was the property’s first ever family-friendly sleepover event at the historic Northumberland estate. The sleepover was part of Museums at Night – an annual after-hours celebration when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites across the UK open their doors for special evening events.

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Belsay goes for gold with Victorian fashion weekend

Belsay goes for gold with Victorian fashion weekend

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Enjoy a focus on Victorian era sporting fashion at Belsay hall this weekend. As part of Belsay Hall’s spectacular month-long Fashion from the Past event, visitors are invited to enjoy the sporting fashion in vogue more than a century ago. There’ll be a focus on all kinds of sporting clothing, with particular focus on women’s sporting pursuits, including swimming, cycling, horse riding, croquet and tennis.

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Belsay sleepover part of Museums at Night

Belsay sleepover part of Museums at Night

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

English Heritage’s Belsay Estate still has places left at its first-ever sleep-over. The event, taking place on Saturday evening, is part of Museums at Night and will give participants a chance to stay in the fascinating building and experience an overnight say, stories and food at this Northumberland property. The experience will also include a tour of the old castle and some ghostly story telling.

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Northumberland’s Belsay features fashion aboard Titanic

Northumberland’s Belsay features fashion aboard Titanic

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fans of the history of fashion and those fascinated with the story of the Titanic are in for a treat this weekend when English Heritage property Belsay shows some of the clothes worn by Edwardian ladies on board the Titanic. Available for viewing will be the creations brought on board by its most prestigious passengers and details about the life and legacy of one of its most famous survivors, fashion designer, Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon. See costumes worn by first-class ladies and the more utilitarian clothes worn by third-class passengers.

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Fashion flashback – Tudor fineries and 40s make-do at Belsay

Fashion flashback – Tudor fineries and 40s make-do at Belsay

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens will hold a Fashion from the Past exhibition in May, and it promises to be both entertaining and informative. The English Heritage property will feature many displays and presentations, including a commemorative display and presentation marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Visitors will get to see Edwardian fashion, documents and survivor testimonies detailing live on board the great ship. Fashion from the past will also feature fashion and rations – fashion of the 1940s – and Tudor and Georgian costume displays.

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What to do this half-term

What to do this half-term

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

The North of England and the Scottish Borders will see a great variety of activities and events this half-term. If you are in spendthrift mode, then we have good news for you. National Trust properties Wallington Morpeth and Cragside will be open at no charge during the half-term break.

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Discover your Christmases past with English Heritage

Discover your Christmases past with English Heritage

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

English Heritage in the North of England invites everyone to join them at their properties this festive season. People of all ages are asked to step back in time and join them and various entertaining and colourful celebrations across the North.

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Christmas comes to Belsay as hall is decked with festive facts

Christmas comes to Belsay as hall is decked with festive facts

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Get into Christmas by uncovering the lesser known facts of the festive season in a series of special seasonal trails at Belsay Hall, the National Trust property near Morpeth. They will be hosting the Christmas Fact Finding Trails in November and December and all are invited.

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Men get a crèche course in shopping from Belsay English Heritage

Men get a crèche course in shopping from Belsay English Heritage

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Middleton Room at Belsay Hall near Morpeth will be transformed into a place where men and children can take refuge. This will happen as the hall’s annual Festive Gift Fair returns on November 5-6. Shoppers have long been able to leave their children in temporary crèches while they continue perusing the aisles, and now women can leave the retail-weary men in their lives in a safe place while they go off and shop to their hearts content. English Heritage will this weekend be opening its own special male-inspired chill out area at Belsay Hall complete with football games, newspapers, magazines, DVD’s and sofas.

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Northumberland festive fairs and seasonal music herald countdown to Christmas

Northumberland festive fairs and seasonal music herald countdown to Christmas

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens will be hosting its annual Christmas Festive Gift Fair on November 5 and 6. The event will offer a variety of specialist crafts and unique gifts on sale.

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