Stately Melrose Abbey - lovely Border town
Posted 11th January, 2019
Melrose Abbey is a striking feature of this Scottish town.
Maintained by Historic Scotland visitors are able to walk around these soaring ruins and then visit the Commendators house Museum to see a collection of medieval objects found in the abbey cloister.
Like many church buildings, abbey and monasteries they fell into decline (or were dissolved at the time of the Reformation).
Here the last monk died in 1590.
Getting into Christmas
Posted 1st December, 2018
Staying at Yew Tree Cottage in December is a great idea if you're interested in Christmas shopping.
Corbridge village is just 8 minutes drive from the house and boasts a lovely range of gift shops, restaurants and cafes.
At the beginning of December every year, Corbridge St Andrews church hosts a stunning Christmas tree festival.
Local businesses are asked to sponsor, and they certainly pull out the stops to provide some wonderfully imaginative tree decorations.
Lovely Autumn Leaves
Posted 29th October, 2018
Wandering round Wallington (National Trust – 20 miles north of Newcastle) at this time of the year is a delectable experience.
The big house was once home to the Trevelyan family – now closed for the season.
However the garden and riverside walks are particularly lovely with tree leaves turning from green to red.
Out the National Trust website for Wallington to get some ideas of what activities are available for families.
Heart of Lanchester
7 Church View, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0ES
Yew Tree Cottage
Broomhaugh, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6EG