Embleton and Dunstanburgh Castle

My parents and I went on a little sunset drive to a tiny village called Embleton, and then on to the ruined Dunstanburgh Castle (14th century). The light was beautifully warm and I think it made the castle look amazing. Unfortunately, time didn’t permit us to walk any closer to the ruins… so this means […]

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Cragside

Cragside could possibly be one of my most favourite places in the whole world. The estate is surrounded by 40 miles of footpaths and the grounds remind me of the forests in Lord of the Rings. If you are ever in Northumberland, please take a day to visit this beautiful place – I promise you […]

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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne was an important centre for Celtic Christianity and Christian learning for almost 1000 years. The priory was founded in the 7th century by the Irish monk St Aidan and the castle has been standing since the 16th century.

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The Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are a bird-watcher’s heaven. We visited just when the Arctic Terns were breeding on the island and I was able to get close enough to photograph their beautiful babies. The islands are also famous for their puffin and seal colonies.

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Wallington

Wallington is a National Trust estate in England’s border country, Northumberland.

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