Tag: National Trust
Looking for a fun experience with younger kids. Then the play train at Wallington Morpeth should fit the bill. The new addition to the National Trust property gives youngsters a great big giant toy on which they can enjoy fantasy journeys and have great times.
Are you a fan of open air theatre and Shakespeare? If so, then you will want to head to Wallington Morpeth near Cambo on Sunday for an outdoor performance of Henry V. This is one of Shakespeare’s most patriotic plays and a favourite of many. You will be entranced by Illyria Theatre’s stirring and amusing version […]
After great success of the Roman invasion event at the National Trust’s Wallington last year, the event returns this year for the May Bank Holiday on May 6 and 7. There will be plenty of events in which kids can participate, walks and other activities.
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.
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.
From harvesting apples and making cider to dry stone walling in Northumberland, the National Trust has more than 280 working holidays that provide the opportunity to get outdoors, have fun and play a part in conserving the nation’s heritage. With prices starting from just £75 including all food and accommodation, there are weekend breaks or […]
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.
A colourful feature story about Winter’s Gibet in Nortumberland, on the edge of the National Park. It stands on a windswept and lonely moor just to the south east of Elsdon and is a chilling monuments to the area’s bloody and violent past. Read more.
Wallington at Cambo is celebrating after seeing its visitor numbers hit an all-time high – 10 weeks ahead of schedule. The attraction located in the heart of Northumberland has had more than 203,500 visitors since March 1 in 2011. This makes it the National Trust’s most popular North East property as well as North East England’s top tourist draws.
Beginning in 1951, wardens on the Farne Island off the coast of Northumberland have been counting and tagging seal pups born on the Islands. That means that this year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the longest ever British mammal surveys. The event is being celebrated by the National Trust which notes that the number of pubs born each year has trebled, from 500 to 1499. The islands are home to the largest colony of Atlantic grey seals off the coast of England.
A new free iPhone app will allow fans of gardening, horticulturists and sightseers to explore the National Trust’s gardens at leisure. The app has listings and descriptions of every single one of the National Trust’s gardens in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are 150 in total. As well, it has a browse and search facility to help users find their nearest trust garden.