With over 300 historic buildings and various houses, gardens and more, when it comes to choosing a National Trust-owned place to visit, you're spoilt for choice. So if you're wondering what glorious places might be located nearby during your next cottage escape, then carry on reading.
Northumberland and Durham are the last two English counties before you reach Scotland. Despite the northerly location, they are both surprisingly easy to get to, whether you choose to travel by road, rail or air. So there is excuse not to visit! Carry on reading for a local's guide to Northumberland and Durham.
There's no doubt that Northumberland has some of the wildest and bewildering countryside in the whole of the UK. Steeped in history, the county is littered with a variety of attractions, from its expansive National Park, to impressive ancient castles and famous filming locations. Here's the top 7 places to visit!
Studies have shown that little things such as making your partner a cup of tea can strengthen your relationship, so just imagine what an extravagant or large gesture will do – like treating your loved one to a getaway in Northumberland! Read on to find out more.