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Play train arrives at Wallington, Northumberland

Play train arrives at Wallington, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Open air theatre: Illyria Theatre does Shakespeare’s Henry V at Wallington

Open air theatre: Illyria Theatre does Shakespeare’s Henry V at Wallington

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

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 […]

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Romans set to invade Wallington Morpeth

Romans set to invade Wallington Morpeth

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

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.

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Under starters orders for Cragside 10K

Under starters orders for Cragside 10K

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

The first Run Northumberland 10k race of the season gets under way at the National Trust’s Cragside estate at Rothbury on April 14.

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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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Lindisfarne Castle is fitted with solar panels

Lindisfarne Castle is fitted with solar panels

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

Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberlandcared for by the National Trust is set to go green thanks to solar power. Solar panels are installed on the castle root.

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Top North East athlete backs Run Northumberland

Top North East athlete backs Run Northumberland

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

A key running event in Northumberland has been given support by an Olympic hopeful who is set to run in London Olympics 2012. Stacey Smith is backing the Wallington Morpeth Half Marathon and Run Northumberland.

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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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Trust holiday offering near Hadrian’s Wall

Trust holiday offering near Hadrian’s Wall

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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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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Winter’s Gibbet Northumberland – the haunting story

Winter’s Gibbet Northumberland – the haunting story

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

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.

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Wallington Morpeth beats recession as visitor numbers soar for third year in a row

Wallington Morpeth beats recession as visitor numbers soar for third year in a row

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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Northumberland seal pups’ sparkle as 60 years of surveying is marked

Northumberland seal pups’ sparkle as 60 years of surveying is marked

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

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New garden iPhone app launched by National Trust

New garden iPhone app launched by National Trust

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

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.

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National Trust reaches 4 million member milestone

National Trust reaches 4 million member milestone

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

There are now more than four million members of the National Trust. This is the highest ever number in the charity’s history.

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