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,…

Corbridge River Tyne

Exploring the Historic Village of Corbridge

About 18 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, lies the historic village of Corbridge - a true Northumberland gem. Having lived in Newcastle all my life, and having driven through Corbridge several times, I couldn't believe I'd never taken the time to actually stop and explore this quaint village and its rich history. You could…

Cook House Ouseburn

The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Yesterday was International Happiness Day, and since there are few places that make me feel happier than the Ouseburn Valley, I've decided to write about this fantastic area of the North East. The Ouseburn area of Newcastle was once a heavily industrialised part of the city, but it is now home to a mixture of…

My 2018 North East Bucket List

We all know the phrase, 'new year, new me.' I've decided to turn this clichΓ© on its head for 2018, and go with the mantra: 'new year, new places in the North East to visit!' Although I've lived in the North East of England my whole life so far, there are always new and exciting…