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Category Archives: THE NORTH EAST

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Being Dwarfed by The Angel of the North in Gateshead

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Hoover and I have enjoyed being dwarfed by The Angel of the North in Gateshead

Hoover and I have enjoyed being dwarfed by The Angel of the North in Gateshead a handful of times whilst on our travels to the Northeast, and I don’t think we’ll ever tire of seeing it.  Designed by Anthony Gormley, construction begin in 1994 and was completed in 1998.  Constructed using corten steel, the sculpture stands 20 metres tall, …

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The Perfectly Named Harbourside Cottage in Seahouses, Northumberland

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the perfectly named Harbourside Cottage in Seahouses, Northumberland

Hoover and I have had two heavenly holidays in the north east in the last two years, and both times we stayed at the perfectly named Harbourside Cottage in Seahouses, Northumberland. (HC) (map). 

The Northumberland coast has to be one of the UK’s best-kept secrets:  the countryside is stunning, but for us it’s the beaches that …

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Bamburgh Beach & Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

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A frosty morning at Bamburgh Castle

The North East coastline of the UK must be one of the best-kept secrets ever and in my opinion Bamburgh Beach & Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland are the jewels in the North East’s crown.  The area as a whole is simply stunning:  it is peppered with wide-open, sandy beaches, rocky cliff-faces, and historic castles, all lying beneath vast skies …

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Hooves and I are Excited to be Heading North Again

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Hoover prepares for his holiday

Hooves and I are excited to be heading North again so we’re packing our bags.  Correction!  I am packing our bags…he is supervising from the comfort of MY bed.  Oh, it’s all right for some…

Anyway, tomorrow we are heading north again.  We are going up to Seahouses on the wild and beautiful Northumberland coast.  It …

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The Village of Craster & Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

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If you are lucky enough to find yourself in the North East then a visit to the village of Craster & Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland is a must.  Craster is a pretty fishing village set on the north east coast of England amid an area of outstanding natural beauty.  It has a charming little harbour, which is surrounded by …

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