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Visitors at Cragside, Northumberland ©NT Images John Millar

Make the most of autumn with the National Trust

by Katie Rowe

October 10 2014 in The great outdoors

There are a kaleidoscope of colours to admire across England at this time of year but where do you go to see the most dazzling displays? The National Trust have the answers. Here, they recommend a selection of autumn walks where you’ll discover orange…

England's most haunted pubs

by Katie Rowe

October 7 2014 in History & heritage

Have a bevvy with the Grey Lady and a one-handed demented whist player who had his hand chopped off after cheating in a card game. Held up by enormous, age-old oak beams thought to come from early sailing vessels, this inn dates back to around 1320 when…

Child playing in the autumn leaves; NT Images John Millar

Keep 'em busy this half-term

by Katie Rowe

October 6 2014 in Events

Visit Cragside for a taste of the country on the edge of the city this autumn. Be inspired by Lord Armstrong’s innovative gardens to create your own miniature garden with the materials provided. Afterwards explore the woodland playscape, Strawberry Castle…

Paddington Bear

Follow in the furry footsteps of Paddington Bear

by Katie Rowe

October 2 2014 in Events

"Paddington is an explorer - this trail is a wonderful way of bringing this to life and I hope it makes people look at London with fresh eyes. I am delighted to have been asked to design one of the bears and have created an ode to Paddington’s favourite…

Find Christmas markets in England

Ding dong merrily on high…

by Katherine Hall

September 29 2014 in Events

Nothing says ‘Christmas is coming’ like a wander around a festive market festooned with candy canes, crammed to the rafters with alpine chalets and swathed in spruce. Ah, we can almost smell the sauerkraut and gingerbread already. If you’re similarly…


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