No, this is not California but one of Northumberland’s many secrets where Giant Redwood Trees proudly line the drive to Minsteracres. If I told you that you could find over 100 giant Californian redwood trees here in the North East of England, I’m pretty sure… Read More »The Giant Redwoods of Minsteracres, Northumberland
It’s Not Grim Up North
One of Northumberland’s hidden secrets, Lambley Viaduct is a fine example of Victorian engineering. Oh, there’s also plenty of amazing photo opportunities too. Not far from the Western edge of Northumberland and only a few miles away from Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll find Lambley Viaduct; a… Read More »Lambley Viaduct, Northumberland
Welcome to the Plotters’ Forest at Raby Castle quite possibly the playground of dreams; perfect for children of all ages. You’re probably wondering why on earth I’m featuring a playground on my blog given that I’m not a parenting blogger nor is Evelyn currently old… Read More »The Plotters’ Forest at Raby Castle
On a cold autumnal day, I headed to Northumberland for a chilled night at Newton Hall’s Garden Rooms. This is a review of my stay with my wife and eight-month-old baby. Within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find Newton Hall; a… Read More »A Chilled Night at Newton Hall’s Luxury Garden Rooms
I’ve always wanted to visit Masham in Yorkshire and I finally managed to spend a short afternoon here recently. I loved visiting this quaint market town and so I’ve put together this super speedy guide to Masham to help others to plan their visit! On… Read More »A Super Speedy Guide to Masham, Yorkshire
If you’re looking for somewhere to visit for a short break, a place to switch off and reconnect with the outdoors then look no further. This is my guide to feeling good in Harrogate. For almost 500 years, since 1571, Harrogate has been a top… Read More »A Guide to Feeling Good in Harrogate
The Auckland Project aims to completely transform and revitalise the town of Bishop Auckland in North East England. Bishop Auckland was once one of the most important places in northern England with it being the home of the Prince Bishops of Durham and The Auckland Project has put Bishop Auckland back on the map. Read on to find out exactly why you need to visit The Auckland Project.
On the outskirts of Durham you’ll find millions of sunflowers at East Grange Farm, perfect for a family day out, a date night and of course perfect for those photo opportunities. Everything you need to know about seeing the sunflowers at East Grange Farm is here in this helpful guide.
Coffee and Brunch. Two of my favourite things. I am now a fully fledged coffee lover so I’ve been spending a lot of time searching for the best cafes in Newcastle and this right here is the ultimate guide to my favourites.
It’s finally here. The only guide you will ever need to help plan a perfect weekend in Durham, England, and what’s great for you is that it’s written by a local! What to do, where to eat, where to sleep, photo inspiration; this guide covers it all!