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Eshott Hall is a perfect base from which to explore this stunning county. We are only a short distance from Alnwick Garden and Castle, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the Heritage Coastline, the Cheviots and Northumberland National Park.
Newcastle upon Tyne is just over half an hour away and is world renowned for its vibrant nightlife and extensive shopping. The city boasts a fabulous architectural heritage from the Norman Castle Keep, sweeping Georgian streets and landmarks of the industrial revolution such as The Baltic - now the world's largest contemporary art centre. Also down on the Quayside, close to two of the city’s imposing bridges is The Sage Gateshead, Sir Norman Foster's magnificent contemporary concert hall, an amazing home for live music.
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|ALNWICK GARDENS AND CASTLE
The Alnwick Garden is just a short drive from Eshott Hall. Just ten years ago, The Alnwick Garden site was derelict and forgotten. Then the Duchess of Northumberland imagined creating a beautiful public garden for families to enjoy, the Garden is now a vibrant place, with beautifully landscaped gardens, magnificent architecture and unique features, all brought to life with water.
A day at Alnwick Castle is fun for everyone. The friendly guides are happy to answer your questions, bringing to life 700 years of Percy family achievements and adventures from Harry Hotspur to Harry Potter.
To find out more about Alnwick visit www.visitalnwick.org.uk
|BEACHES AND CASTLES
Northumberland, also called Northumbria is often referred to as 'The Best Kept Secret' in England, this the most northerly county, covers an area of some 1935 square miles.
Local villages and towns in Northumberland are filled with bespoke shops and offer visitors everyhting from local beer, specialist foods (and seafoods) plus the charm and character that you'd expect from this beautiful part of the UK.
FOR LOVERS OF MUSIC, FILM AND THEATRE
Newcastle’s Theatre Royal (regional home to the Royal Shakespeare Company) provides world-class theatre to suit all tastes from West End productions to esoteric drama.
The Metro Radio Arena and The Sage Gateshead attract big-name performers and underground acts alike with their versatile performance spaces, whilst film-buffs are more than catered for with Metrocentre’s state-of-the-art ODEON IMAX screens as well as Newcastle’s smaller independent cinemas such as the Tyneside Cinema.
ARTS AND CULTURE IN THE AREA
Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art with its rolling programme of exhibitions is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world - an organisation whose ethos and mere existence captures NewcastleGateshead’s passion for culture which began, arguably, with Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North. It’s also worth checking out the huge variety of public art walks in the region’s towns, cities, coast and countryside as well as the wide range of smaller galleries across the area. Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland has received great critical acclaim for its changing exhibitions programme.
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