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

Heaton Perk Cafe
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

A Day Out in Heaton

Having recently started a job in the middle of Heaton, I have come to believe that this leafy suburb is the most underrated area of Newcastle! Before I started spending a great deal of time in Heaton,Β  all I really associated it with was students, student housing and even more students. I have to admit,… Continue reading A Day Out in Heaton

Blackfriars Restaurant Newcastle
Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Sunday Lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant

Anyone who has been following my blog for a while now will remember how much I love Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle! We first visited this 13th-century dining room that has served as everything from a Dominican Priory, to a hostel for King Henry III, during NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week 2017. We were impressed not only… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant

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

Days Out, Food & Drink, Gateshead, newcastle

5 Things I Love About intu Metrocentre

A shopping trip to intu Metrocentre is never just a shopping trip - it's a day out! There's so much to see and do there, it's not a surprise it's Europe's largest covered shopping and leisure centre. I only usually make it to the Metrocentre in Gateshead once or twice a year, and it's more… Continue reading 5 Things I Love About intu Metrocentre

Cook House Ouseburn
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

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… Continue reading The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley