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Aln Valley Railway
Railways

Location

This is the most recent of the heritage railways in the area and only opened in 2012. The Aln Valley Railway project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland and the ancestral home of the...
Bellingham All Acoustic
Music of Northumberland
Bellingham All Acoustic or the Baa Club was established in August 2008. It is organised by local musicians Landermason and runs as a 'concert club' roughly once a month with a main guest and a support act. Concerts take place in venues in and around Bellingham so if you...
Bird Watching
Natural History
The National Nature Reserve at Greenlee Lough A birdhide and boardwalk through the reed beds. A National Park guide to the reserve is available from Once Brewed Visitor Centre. Greenlee Lough is used as winter feeding site for several species of wildfowl including the ducks, teal, wigeon...
Bowes Railway
Railways

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This historic railway is sited south of Gateshead in Springwell village just east of the main A1 road near the Angel of the North Designed by George Stephenson and opened in 1826 the Bowes Railway is the only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world....
Canny Crack
Music of Northumberland
An entertainment band, playing traditional folk music, songs and telling stories. Their target audience is aged 0 - 110 and all ages in between. They love their audiences to be interactive and provide percussion instruments for people to join in. Repertoire includes Northumbrian, English, Scottish, Irish and American folk...
Railways
The routes of several closed lines can still be easily followed with bridges and stations still extant in numerous locations. Lines worthy of exploration include; - The Border Counties Railway linked the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, near Hexham, with the Border Union Railway at Riccarton Junction in...
Eden Valley Railway
Railways

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The Eden Valley Railway is based at Warcop in Cumbria (or Westmorland, in old money), just off the A66 between Appleby and Brough. It has a selection of rolling stock, Diesel Multiple Units and Locomotives and a short running line . It is open every Sunday during...
Fishing Hot
Natural History
The Tyne is rightly regarded as the best Salmon River in England and Wales. The North Tyne and the South Tyne meet to form the River Tyne. All three strands of the Tyne River are splendid for game fishing and the North Tyne and River Tyne provide good coarse...
Hands-on-Latin
Tours and Guides

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Hands-on-Latin is run by Catherine Jarvis “Hadriana”, an experienced linguist, guide and ‘Minimus - the Latin Mouse’ teacher. Hands-on-Latin offers a range of language and history courses. The fun-filled courses combine book, multimedia and interactive studies with tours of Roman remains around the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall....
Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum
Railways

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The Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway. The site encompasses three significant Stockton & Darlington Railway buildings of the 1830s/50s: North Road Passenger Station, the Goods Shed and Hopetown Carriage Works. The museum...
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Railways
A 15” gauge steam railway running from Heatherslaw, 6.4km to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes. When operating trains leave Heatherslaw every hour on the hour from 11am-3pm inclusive and return from Etal on the half hour from 11.30am-3.30pm inclusive. All tickets are for...
Kirkharle Courtyard
Shopping
Creativity, Culture and Countryside. Set beside the Lake inspired by Capability Brown’s original plan, Kirkharle promises Creativity and Culture in the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside. Enjoy a great day out to explore the inspirational landscape and courtyard at the birthplace of the most...
Laura Rhodes - Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Tours and Guides
Providing Tourist Guiding services for both groups and individuals, I offer a full planning and guiding service for coach / minibus tours and walking tours. For coach groups, I can offer guiding services in the whole of North East England and Yorkshire, from the River Humber up to Berwick,...
Shopping

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Metrocentre is Britain's best and Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre and it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, Metrocentre has something for everyone all under...
Music of Northumberland
Here’s a list of informal folk and acoustic music sessions round the area: Barrasford Arms, Barrasford - 2nd & 4th Sundays of every month at 8.00pm (20.00hrs). Mixed session of music and song The Feathers, Hedley on the Hill -...
Northumberland National Park
Natural History

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England’s most northerly and least populated National Park is 400 square miles of Northumberland's glorious countryside, protected for its wildlife, tranquillity, biodiversity, dark skies and clean water. Stretching from Hadrian's Wall to the Scottish Border it encompasses the high moors and picturesque valleys of Tynedale, Redesdale and Coquetdale and...
Otterburn Mill
Shopping

Location

Enviably situated in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Otterburn Mill is a picturesque tourist attraction that combines a fabulous location, fantastic heritage, and famous brands, for a truly unforgettable day out. Easily accessible via the A69 and A68, Otterburn is situated just 25 miles north of Newcastle International...
Paul Stangroom Fine Art Gallery
Arts and Crafts

Location

You are welcome to visit my fine art gallery, where I paint, teach and display my work. You will find a range of my paintings, prints, posters, books and gifts to browse or buy. Places on my painting and drawing classes are sometimes available.
Peter Carney: Hadrian's Wall Guide
Tours and Guides
Walk Hadrian’s Wall along the Best bits’ with a guide to explain. I've been living and working in this area all my life and having been a teacher have spent a great deal of it inspiring and enthusing people about History. I have conducted many tours...
Ravensglass and Eskdale Railway
Railways

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On the Cumbrian Coast line you could consider alighting at Ravensglass and enjoy a return trip on the “Au’d Ratty” as the narrow gauge Ravensglass and Eskdale Railway is known. The trip will take you from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park,...
Redefest
Music of Northumberland

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Redefest is a community cultural and music festival that runs for one day in August each year in Northumberland's Upper Redesdale valley. The festival boasts over 12 hours of live music, kids activities, local food, real ale bar and workshops for adults and children.
Royal Quays Outlet Centre
Shopping
With over 50 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out.
Settle to Carlisle Railway
Railways
This historic and scenic route was one of the last main line railways built in Britain. It was built by the Midland Railway to allow it to have its own route into Scotland, rather than having to depend on its rival, the LNWR. The line was opened...
South Tynedale Railway
Railways

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The South Tynedale Railway is a new narrow gauge railway, built to British two feet gauge or 610 mm metric equivalent, which runs from Alston in Cumbria, into Northumberland, in Northern England. It has been constructed by volunteers on part of the formation of a former standard gauge branch...
Stainmore Railway
Railways
The Stainmore Railway is based at the Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre and is open every Saturday and Sunday with passenger trains running on selected dates. The aim is the full restoration of Kirkby Stephen East railway station and the development of a full working railway as...
Stephenson Railway Museum
Railways
Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields. The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world- famous Rocket. 'Billy' is joined by many other engines from the great age of steam including 'Jackie Milburn', named...
Tanfield Railway
Railways

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With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere, it is no wonder that the Tanfield Railway is the North East's biggest and most popular steam railway.. Less than half an hour from Newcastle and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wearside...
The Cumbrian Coast Railway
Railways
The Cumbrian Coast Line, as its name suggests, hugs the scenic coastline between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. For much of the route, the line runs very close to the coast and links the waters of the Solway with those of Morecambe Bay; both sites of special scientific interest (SSSI). Not...
The National Rail Museum at Shildon
Railways

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The Shildon branch of the National Railway Museum is well worth a visit. It is based on the site of the former Shildon Wagon Works and contains over 100 locomotives and about 200 items of rolling stock, as well as a vast collection of other railway related items and...
Music of Northumberland

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A magnificent early Victorian building which faces Hexham Abbey. From its christening as an arts centre in 1983 until the hand over to the charitable organisation, The Queen’s Hall’s resident theatre company Théâtre Sans Frontières is based here and opens all of its shows in the Theatre. ...
Natural History
The South Tyne Wildlife Group meets every second Tuesday in the month in a room at The Manor House Hotel, Main Street, Haltwhistle when a guest speaker will give a talk on local wildlife. Everyone is welcome to come along at 7.30 p.m. Fee £1.50 for adults & 75p...
Music of Northumberland

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Promote accordion and fiddle playing in the Tynedale area with the emphasis on traditional music Tynedale Accordion and Fiddle Club meets on the third Thursday of the month March-November at 7:30pm until 11.pm Admission £4.00 pay at the door. Players Free Admission. All...
Weardale Railway
Railways

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The Weardale Railway, situated in County Durham, was a mothballed branch line from Bishop Auckland following the River Wear westwards to Eastgate-in- Weardale, a distance of approximately 18.7 miles. The line was originally built by the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1847 to transport limestone to the...
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