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Northumberland half term activities at Woodhorn and Hadrian’s Wall

Northumberland half term activities at Woodhorn and Hadrian’s Wall

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

There are many events and activities taking place this half-term in Northumberland. We’ve profiled some highlights here from Woodhorn and English Heritage. And we hope you enjoy half-term week, whatever you choose to do!

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Belsay ghosts and ghouls, plus Roman drills keep the thrills coming from English Heritage this Halloween

Belsay ghosts and ghouls, plus Roman drills keep the thrills coming from English Heritage this Halloween

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Looking for spine-tingling events and activities this October? The look no further than Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens where you can hear Victorian ghost stories. Or do a bit of time travel by visiting Chesters Roman Fort, and discover what life was like for Roman soldiers almost 2000 years ago.

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Housesteads Roman Fort; Legio XIV Gemina (14th Legion) historical reenactment

Housesteads Roman Fort; Legio XIV Gemina (14th Legion) historical reenactment

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

Be sure to go to Housesteads Roman Fort on August 18 – 19 when Roman soldiers will return for or the spectacular Soldiers of the Wall event. Be taken back in time to the days when the North of Engalnd was an the outpost of the empire and the Soldiers from the XIV Legion invaded Housesteads!

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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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North East England What’s on during the Easter holidays

North East England What’s on during the Easter holidays

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

Enjoy an overview of the many Easter events and activities across the North East of England and the Scottish Borders. There are many events taking place, including Easter Egg hunts, nature and wildlife events, walks, talks, and craft activities. Museums, parks, activity providers and National Trust and English Heritage properties have scheduled a broad range of activities. Here is our selection for you to choose from, listed in order of date.

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New season service and money saving ticket for AD122 bus

New season service and money saving ticket for AD122 bus

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

AD122 – the award-winning Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus service will begin service on April 6, 2012. It is called – so named because that’s the year the Romans began work on the Roman Wall.

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Housesteads-inspired character brought to life

Housesteads-inspired character brought to life

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

An English Heritage staff member has created a series of illustrations for Housesteads Roman Ford. They will be featured throughout the site when it re-opens this spring. Sue Hodnett who is the manager at Housesteads has created the illustrations for Housesteads. Sue is an accomplished artist and has a degree in Fine Art. English Heritage asked her to create the illustrations for the fort.

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Winged statue returns to Housesteads

Winged statue returns to Housesteads

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

The winged statue of Victory is considered to be one of the best examples of its kind in Britain today and it will return to Housesteads Fort museum. It was removed more than 100 years ago. The statue was once thought to have been carved for one of the official buildings at Housesteads, conveying the military might of the Roman Empire. Apparently it was removed from Housesteads Fort in the 1800s.

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Unlocking the secrets of ancient Roman artefacts

Unlocking the secrets of ancient Roman artefacts

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

English Heritage has created a team of skilled professionals who will use state-of-the-art technology in order discover secrets held within ancient stonework at Housesteads Roman Fort, on Hadrian’s Wall. The experts will scan, clean and conserve the 1,800 year old stonework in time for the new museum opening in the spring.

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English Heritage plays Cupid

English Heritage plays Cupid

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

Old fashioned tradition says that on a Leap day in February normal order is changed, and so it is women rather than men who propose to their love. If you are ready to propose, English Heritage is encouraging you to do so at one of their properties in the North East of England, which should make the perfect setting for popping the question.

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Digging deep for ancient ideas in the North Pennines

Digging deep for ancient ideas in the North Pennines

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

The Altogether Archaeology project of the last few years has been such a hit that it will proceed again this year. The project is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Members of the public are asked to step forward and give ideas on which areas they would like to explore.

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Milestone for Roman fort

Milestone for Roman fort

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The visitor centre at Housesteads Roman Fort is set to be improved, following approval of planning permission. The redevelopment at the site, which is cared for jointly by the National Trust and English Heritage, will see an investment of more than £1m and will include a museum and new interpretation centre. It will also feature a new café, shop and welcome area for visitors to one of Hadrian’s Wall’s most iconic forts.

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