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Guided Walks Northumberland

Guided Walks Northumberland

Where else can you find a puffin festival, international music events and a cavalcade of 150 horses and riders setting off to ‘ride the bounds’, but in Northumberland?From food festivals to agricultural shows celebrating rural life, Northumberland plays host to a host of events throughout the year.           WALKS AROUND THE…

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Northumberland Castles

Northumberland Castles

Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. A legacy of its turbulent past, including the infamous Border wars which raged from the 14th to 16th centuries, Northumberland boasts over 70 castle sites.  Many have long since disappeared, some, like Dunstanburgh Castle and Berwick Castle, are romantic ruins. See others in their fully restored glory –…

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About Heddon on the Wall

About Heddon on the Wall

Location Heddon on the Wall is situated about 9 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne and is bordered on the south by the River Tyne. Heddon on the Wall stands on the site of the Roman Wall, from which the village derives its name. A piece of the wall is still visible on the edge of the…

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Northumberland Walking Links

Northumberland Walking Links

Northumberland Walking Links               Local: Active4Seasons, canoe and kayak trips for all abilities, explore the Northumbria coast or the River Tweed. Team Cheviot Hill Riders, local mountainbike club, check out the 4-cross track and downhill courses at Wooler. Northumberland National Park, find out about the national park on our…

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30 Years World Heritage Status

30 Years World Heritage Status

Hadrian’s Wall was built on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian. The primary function of Hadrian’s Wall was to keep out the Picts. The Roman Army had advanced into north England but attacks by the Picts made life difficult for them. Hadrian’s Wall was started in AD 122 and it remains a remarkable piece of…

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