Cragside
Days Out, northumberland

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… Continue reading The Wonders of Cragside and Having a National Trust Membership

Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, northumberland

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… Continue reading My Favourite Day Trips On the Train From Newcastle

Hexham Abbey
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, northumberland

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,… Continue reading My Top Things To See and Do in Hexham

Corbridge River Tyne
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, northumberland

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… Continue reading Exploring the Historic Village of Corbridge

Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

Sunday Lunch at Vallum Farm: The Foodie Gateway to Hadrian’s Wall

Going out for Sunday lunch around once a month has become a bit of a habit for me and Alex, and what better Sunday to treat ourselves than Easter Sunday? We wanted somewhere that was within a reasonable driving distance of our hut at Hesleyside Huts, Bellingham, and somewhere with a reputation for great Sunday… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at Vallum Farm: The Foodie Gateway to Hadrian’s Wall

Hesleyside Huts Bracken Hut
Days Out, northumberland, Staycation

Hesleyside Huts: Glamping Perfection in the Northumberland National Park

Cosy, peaceful, luxurious and beautiful - these are all words that immediately spring to mind when I think back to our stay at Hesleyside Huts for the Easter bank holiday weekend! After a really stressful few months, we were both in need of a break somewhere that would allow us to switch off, relax and… Continue reading Hesleyside Huts: Glamping Perfection in the Northumberland National Park

The Lord Crewe Arms Sunday Lunch
County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized

Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Have you ever had Sunday lunch in a 12th-century Abbot's dining room? If not, then there are plenty of reasons why you should visit The Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland for a Sunday roast! Set at the heart of a lovely village on the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, The Lord Crewe Arms is a quaint building… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Sanderson Arcade Morpeth
Days Out, northumberland

5 Reasons to Visit The Market Town of Morpeth

Morpeth is a bustling market town in the beautiful county of Northumberland, just a 20-25 minute drive away from Newcastle. I've been visiting Morpeth since I was very young, as my family business has been running on a Sunday in Morpeth town centre for many years! This county town is a great mix of style,… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit The Market Town of Morpeth

Northumberland Arms Sunday Roast
Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

Five-Star Sunday Lunch at The Northumberland Arms

Last Sunday, Alex and I drove up to Morpeth for the morning and had a lovely stroll around the town centre and the Sanderson Arcade, which was adorned with decorations celebrating the work of the Suffragettes, and the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. We'd built up quite an appetite and decided to go… Continue reading Five-Star Sunday Lunch at The Northumberland Arms

Northumberland Coastline
Days Out, North Tyneside, northumberland, tynemouth

My Favourite North East Dog Walks

Many people have made New Year's resolutions to do more exercise in 2018, and get fitter in doing so. I am one of these people, but I am also one of the many people who finds it difficult to maintain a good exercise regime because of my work. However, we all get at least one… Continue reading My Favourite North East Dog Walks