Northumberland Journals

A Trip To Northumberland

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A travel journal to Northumberland by Jennifer23

Bamburgh Castle Photo, Northumberland, England More Photos
Quote: There are some lovely places to visit in Northumberland. Castles and gardens as well as beautiful beaches.

Lindisfarne Castle

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Attraction | "A Peaceful and Tranquil Island"

Lindisfarne Castle Photo, Lindisfarne, United Kingdom
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I recently spent a few days in Northumberland, and took the opportunity to return to Lindisfarne, or Holy Island as it is probably better known.Locally, the island is rarely referred to as 'Lindisfarne'. The signposts mostly state 'Holy Island'. Following on from the murderous and bloodthirsty attack on the monestary by the Vikings in 793AD, it obtained its local name from the observations made by the Durham monks: 'Lindisfarne - baptised in the blood of so many good men - truly a 'Holy Island'. Its more appropriate title is 'The Holy Island of Lindisfarne'.Travelling along the A1 south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, you will notice Holy Island signposted. After turning off from ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 5, 2009

Lindisfarne Castle
Near Berwick-upon-Tweed
Lindisfarne TD15 2SH
+44 1289 389244

Purdy Lodge

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Hotel | "An Excellent Base for Exploring Northumberland"

Purdy Lodge Photo, Northumberland, England
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I have recently returned from a short break in Northumberland and stayed at Purdy Lodge, which is a Travelodge/Premier Inn type hotel, next to a service area on the A1.~~~~~~~~~LOCATION~~~~~~~~~Purdy Lodge is located right next to the A1 at Adderstone Services, which is located at the turn off for Bamburgh on the A1.When travelling through Northumberland you cannot fail to miss the hotel. It is in a great position to use as a base to explore Northumberland, which is exactly what I did.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BOOKING A ROOM~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I had passed the hotel many times, and often thought about staying there. I only live around an ho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2009

Purdy Lodge
Adderston
Northumberland, England
+44 (1668) 213000

The Badger

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Restaurant | "The Badger Country Pub"

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My partner fancied trying The Badger country pub as it had been recommended to him by friends. We have drove by it many times, and it may be familiar to anyone who has been to Newcastle Airport, but we had never been inside, and so decided to give it a try.Situated just half a mile from the airport, on Street Houses road, Ponteland, The Badger Country Pub, which is part of the Vintage Inns chain, looks quite large and welcoming from the outside.Built in the 1700's, The Badger was at first a gentleman's residence, which was later split into three houses occupied by various farmers, until it became The Badger Country Pub.We parked the car in the large car park and went insi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 16, 2009

The Badger
Street Houses - Ponteland
Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9BT
+44 (1661) 871-037

The Alnwick Garden

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Attraction | "A Garden to Die for"

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The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland is a really lovely place to visit, as I discovered recently when in the area.I had decided to visit on the recommendation of a friend who had recently spent a day there, and had spent quite a while telling me about it afterwards. I was intrigued to find out more and visit here myself, as although I live in the North East and have visited many places in Northumberland, I had never visited The Alnwick Garden.~~~~~~~~~~~~~HOW TO GET THERE~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Alnwick Garden is situated just off the A1 at Alnwick in Northumberland, and is well signposted if travelling by car.Buses connect Alnwick to surrounding towns and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 15, 2009

The Alnwick Garden
Denwick Lane
Alnwick, Northumberland
+44 (0)1665 511350

Bamburgh Castle

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Attraction | "No Castle Can Claim a More Dramatic Setting..."

Bamburgh Castle Photo, Northumberland, England
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Standing majestically up here on the North East coast is Bamburgh Castle.To anyone visiting Northumberland's beautiful coastline, Bamburgh Castle is a beautiful site, and there surely are few castles that can claim a more dramatic setting.It sits on an outcrop of rocks overlooking the long sandy beach, and is a place I have visited many times over the years, as I love the remoteness of the coast here, and I also love to visit castles and cathedrals.I can vividly recall one of my earliest visits, sitting on the huge canons here, and having my photograph taken with my Mum and Dad when I was around 5 years old.~~~~~~~~HISTORY~~~~~~~~There is evi...Read More

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Bamburgh Castle

Northumberland NE69 7DF
+44 1668 214515