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Dispatches from the Cheviot hills

Below we republish extracts from a blog by a recent guest at Homildon Cottage inspired by the Cheviots and North Northumberland in Spring. “ Low, red-roofed Homildon Cottage forms the gatepost to Northumberland National Park and St Cuthbert’s Way all the way to Lindisfarne. It nestles below...

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Great reasons to Visit Northumberland

The benefits of visiting Northumberland are much in the news recently.   Earlier this month, the Northumberland National Park was voted the UK's National Park of the Year while Bamburgh Castle scooped Landmark of the year. Tonight's edition of London's local paper, the Evening Standard, carries a full page...

Dark Sky Stargazing
Dark Sky Park: a window to the stars

Come and marvel at the stars and planets revealed by a truly dark night sky Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is officially the best place in England to gaze in marvel at the stars. The International Dark Sky Association has awarded the park its top "gold...

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Perseids meteor shower 2015 peaks this week

The Perseids meteor shower hits its peak this Wednesday night. The annual light show will provide night owls with some one hundred “shooting stars” an hour.   Regarded as one of the more “reliable” meteor showers, the Perseids provide plenty of wonder for the amateur night sky...

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Northumberland National Park: Cottage’s Phenomenal “Backyard”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] At Homildon Cottage, we are fortunate enough to have the Northumberland National Park right on our doorstep: our garden fence is the boundary of the Park! In our opinion, this is one of England's greatest landscape treasures with a breathtaking majesty.   Size: 1048 square kilometres (404...