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Ancient Wonders E03: Ancient Castles and Hulne Priory

Part three of this captivating series considers the turbulent history of Northumberland during the Middle Ages   Wandering the ruins of Mitford Castle captures an eerie sense of history at the site of what was Britain's only five-sided keep. Built in the 11th Century, it was burnt to the...

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Bamburgh Castle: Landmark of the Year

It will be no surprise to those who love Northumberland that Bamburgh Castle has been voted Landmark of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2015/2016. The castle stands majestically on an outcrop, overlooking the coastline famous for its windswept beauty. There has been a fort standing in this...

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The Battle of Homildon Hill: 14 September 1402

On this day, 14 September, in the year 1402, the battle of Homildon Hill was fought between the Scots and the English. History is littered with the ongoing feuding in the Borders, with Scots and English engaging in many bloody battles over the centuries. Henry IV had...

Ancient Wonders E02: Old Bewick and Duddo

The second part of this excellent series continues exploring the sequestered wonders of Northumberland   This episode begins by the cascading waters of Hareshaw Linn, once the centre of iron smelting industry yet now the sound of the falls is all that dominates while being home to...

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Flodden rideout 2015

This Thursday is the Flodden rideout from Coldstream, which sees hundreds of horses and their riders take part each year.   The event is a traditional Borders commemoration of the Battle of Flodden Field when the forces of England’s King Henry VIII met those of Scotland’s James...

Ancient Wonders of Northumberland

Ancient Wonders of Northumberland Browsing around YouTube one day, we stumbled on the Ancient Wonders of Northumberland and were hooked. This excellent series by Michael McVay visits some of the county’s remote treasures with suitably reflective commentary. This combined with sweeping video conveys a degree of...

Duddo Stone Circle, Northumberland
Duddo Stone Circle

For a spine-tingling trip back in time, a visit to the stone circle of Duddo is not to be missed. Located just 20 minutes’ drive from Homildon Cottage to the north of Ford & Etal, Duddo Five Stones is Northumberland’s answer to Stonehenge (albeit on a slightly...

Any Man's Kingdom historical documentary
Historic Tales from Northumberland: Any Man’s Kingdom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A gem from the past, dug from the archives and now available online in glorious Technicolour, is Any Man's Kingdom. This British Transport Films travelogue from 1956 was among a series created to highlight the attractions of different English counties. The poetic narration written by Harry Green and read...

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A (very brief) history of Northumbria

Northumbria, a small part of which is now known as Northumberland, was one of the five Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, namely Kent, Mercia, Northumbria, Sussex and Wessex (of King Alfred fame). Parts were eventually over-run by the Scots and Danes and you can still find a Scandinavian influence...