A Stellar Review for Eshott Hall

9th February 2022

Eshott Hall has achieved a new AA rating of four silver stars and retained two AA rosettes for culinary excellence at an overnight inspection in January. For over a century the AA has been celebrating excellence in hospitality and identifying businesses who consistently provide outstanding service to their guests. The four-silver star rating is only awarded to hotels that are highly recommended offering a superior level of quality, high standards of hospitality, service and cleanliness within their star rating. The…

Falling in Love with Northumberland: Romantic Getaways to Warm your Heart

27th January 2022

England’s northernmost county is a heart stealer. Visit once and you can be damned sure you’ll be coming back for more. From rugged coastlines and ruinous castles, to the dazzling, star-studded skies, England’s last great wilderness offers the perfect ingredients for romance. Add a dash of Northumberland charm and you’ll be hooked.   To the moon and back Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is Europe’s largest area of protected night sky, making Northumberland officially the best place in England for…

A Bride’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress

23rd June 2021

Styled shoot – Leigh Hetherington Bridalwear.  Image: Sean Elliott Photography. Choosing a wedding dress for most brides is probably the most exciting part of their wedding planning but for some it can be an overwhelming experience walking into the complete unknown. With so many wedding dress shops and styles to choose from, it’s almost impossible to know just where to begin. The wedding of your dreams often begins with the dress of your dreams so it is important to get…

5 Romantic Gift Ideas with a Bridgerton Backdrop

1st February 2021

When in full bloom our glamorous wisteria-clad country house makes for the most swoon-worthy backdrop to any romantic date and is perfect for the ultimate #WisteriaHysteria instagram post… There is no mistaking Valentine’s Day feels a little different for all of us this year. So we’ve compiled some of our favourite ideas for that all-important romantic gift – we would be (really) happy to receive. You are sure to find something your favourite person will just love, and you can…

A Nature Lover’s Paradise: The Farne Islands

19th August 2020

Sir David Attenborough’s favourite place to ‘see nature at its best’ is surely somewhere worth checking out. Famously home to 55,000+ pairs of puffins, the largest breeding colony of grey seals in England and an array of other seabirds including terns, razorbills, eider ducks, shags, kittiwakes and guillemots, the Farne Islands offer one of the best wildlife experiences in the UK. Just off the coast of North Northumberland, the Farne Islands are open to visitors from 28th March to the 1st November….

A Walk on the Wild Side

16th July 2020

The best way to explore Northumberland is on foot. You’ll get up close to some wonderful native wildlife while you walk off that tasty pub lunch! If you’re heading to the coast you’ll be spoiled for choice. Think wide sandy beaches, often with only a handful of dog walkers for company, interspersed with mighty castles and seaside villages offering local delicacies.  Here, in no particular order, are some of the best beach walks within easy reach of Eshott (all are…

Reading Recommendations to Inspire your next trip

20th April 2020

Recommended Reads: The Eshott-Inspired Edit If you’re looking for a little escapism right now then our recommended reading list may be just the ticket. Thumb through our list for a generous slice of Northumbrian charm to inspire your next trip. We’ve compiled our pick of locally inspired reads to feed your wanderlust. Enjoy!   Fiction  Deception: A Regency Romance by Joan Aiken  A powerful historical novel about two physically identical girls who meet at boarding school and swap identities. One…

Northumberland Wins Prestigious Travel Award

29th November 2018

   Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards.  The announcement was made on the 28th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by more than 800 travel industry people. Competition was fierce this year with Northumberland pitted against nine other regions including Cornwall, Peak District, Scottish Highlands, Cumbria & The Lake District. Having been pipped to the winners post by Cornwall for the past four…

Five Minutes With… The Team at Eshott Hall

22nd January 2018

“There’s never a dull moment in the hospitality sector, particularly when you host weddings!” And Margaret Livingstone-Evans, General Manager at Eshott Hall, should know. With a wealth of experience that has seen misplaced fancy dress chickens and AWOL drummers, magical woodland ceremonies and everything else in between, there’s not much that can faze her and the team at Eshott Hall. “For the bride and groom their wedding day is the culmination of months, if not years, of planning. The same…