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Northumberland Rock Art
Rock art on Weetwood Moor

Not far from High Humbleton is one of the best sites in the UK for seeing Neolithic or early Bronze Age rock art. On Weetwood Moor you can find some of the most recognisable ancient cup and ring marked stones in the UK. At least 26 sandstone...

Bamburgh castle from the beach
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...

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...

View from Humbleton Hill
Humbleton Hillfort walk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A steep climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill with its Iron Age hillfort and fantastic views. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Homildon Cottage Time: 30 minutes (one way - short route) Distance: 0.75 miles (one way - short route)   Climb to the summit of Humbleton Hill (historically Homildon Hill) for expansive views over Wooler and...

Wooler then and now
Nearby Wooler: history

[blockquote text="Wooler is a pleasant little country town of some local importance, nestling at the foot of the Cheviot Hills… It consists of one straggling street, with some minor offshoots, and serves as a market centre for the district … But still Wooler, now as formerly, is...

Chillingham wild cattle
Chillingham Castle and the Chillingham wild cattle

Chillingham Castle From the outside, Chillingham Castle appears much as you might expect a 12th Century castle to look. Imposing stone walls topped with battlements rise high overlooking the castle grounds (landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th Century) and the highly manicured Italian Garden (devised in 1828...