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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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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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The Sutherans: St Cuthbert’s House B&B. Five-star gold award bed and breakfast near Seahouses, Northumberland

The Sutherans: St Cuthbert’s House B&B. Five-star gold award bed and breakfast near Seahouses, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Along with his wife Jill, Jeff Sutheran owns St Cuthbert’s House, a luxury B&B in North Sunderland near Seahouses, Northumberland. Here in Jeff’s In the Know interview, he shares his favourite things about this part of the world and recommends a few walks and cycle routes, too!

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Tom Cadwallender: Amazing variety

Tom Cadwallender: Amazing variety

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Tom Cadwallender, who lives in Northumberland and runs an environmental consultancy specialising in study of birds. He gives interpretation and promotion of birds in his guided tours and walks. He is also available for other, broader wildlife studies and tours.

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Andy Craig: “Visitors become part of the community. It’s what makes people return”

Andy Craig: “Visitors become part of the community. It’s what makes people return”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Andy Craig, a Northumberland photographer. He talks about his work and why he loves Northumberland.

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Helen Morris: “Northumberland is diverse, dramatic, beautiful and underpopulated”

Helen Morris: “Northumberland is diverse, dramatic, beautiful and underpopulated”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Helen Morris completes thisisnorthumberland.com’s Q&A interview. She is is one of the founders of The Stencil Library, which is a mail order stencil business in Stocksfield in the Tyne Valley.

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Francis Watson-Armstrong of Bamburgh “It’s such a diverse county”

Francis Watson-Armstrong of Bamburgh “It’s such a diverse county”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Q&A interview with Francis Watson-Armstrong, a farmer in North Northumberland and owner of Northumberland’s iconic landmarks and tourist attractions, Bamburgh Castle,

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Lordenshaws: a secret and magical place

Lordenshaws: a secret and magical place

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the most beautiful and atmospheric places in Northumberland is Lordenshaws Hill Fort, near Rothbury. It was once a busy Iron Age community, but now is an historic site in Coquetdale. This feature explores the beauty of Lordenshaws and the surrounding countryside which stands above the River Coquet near the hills of the Cheviots.

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Paul Hewitt: ‘Empty roads, big views’

Paul Hewitt: ‘Empty roads, big views’

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

Paul Hewitt answers thisisnorthumberland.com’s In the Know Q&A interview. Paul is the National Trust’s countryside manager at the Wallington estate at Cambo in the heart of Northumberland.

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