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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...

Path around Homildon Hill
Humbleton Hill circular

A short circular walk allowing you to get out on the moors for a brief stretch. Start: Homildon Cottage Finish: Homildon Cottage Time: 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes Distance: 3 miles   If you've got something tasty cooking in the AGA and want to stretch your legs before settling down to eat,...

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...

Wooler High Street
Nearby Wooler: shops and restaurants

A short drive (or modest walk) from our holiday cottage Wooler provides a wide range of shops with two bakers, two butchers, a Co-op and deli as well as pubs and restaurants.   Wooler is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Homildon Cottage, or the drive takes a few...

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...