My Top 10 North East Discoveries of 2018 So Far

What a time to live in the North East of England! This year has seen so many exciting things happening in Newcastle and the surrounding areas - not only are we playing host to The Great Exhibition of the North, but I have been so blown away by how many fantastic bars, cafes, restaurants and…

A Luxury Spa Day in the North East – The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and you really just need to get away from everything for a while - so what do you do? Well, I think the best thing to do is to well and truly treat yourself and those you love and care about the most with a luxury spa…

Amble Marina

The Perfect Day Out in Amble

Last bank holiday weekend, I spent the most magical day with family and friends in the coastal town of Amble in Northumberland. I'd only ever visited Amble before on a handful of occasions, and never got the right weather to truly make the most out of this lovely little seaside town on the Northumberland coast.…

Cragside

The Wonders of Cragside and Having a National Trust Membership

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@highlightingthenortheast) will know how excited I was when I purchased my very own National Trust Membership earlier in the year! Being under the age of 25, it only cost me Β£34.50 for an annual membership, which also includes brilliant perks such as a free parking pass. The…

Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh

My Favourite Day Trips On the Train From Newcastle

If you're anything like me, you could spend day after day wandering the streets of Newcastle and discovering all its wonderful secrets hidden away in cobbled side streets, tucked away in the Cathedral and nestled above our beloved Grainger Market. There is so much to see and do in Newcastle! That said, it's sometimes important…

Hexham Abbey

My Top Things To See and Do in Hexham

The market town of Hexham , which lies about 25 miles east of my hometown of Newcastle, truly is a lovely place to visit for the day. On our way up to Bellingham to stay at Hesleyside Huts for the Easter weekend, Alex and I stopped off in Hexham with high hopes to see beautiful,…