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Northumberland Dark Sky Park

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By , December 12, 2013 23:35

A patch of Northumberland’s night sky has become the largest area of protected sky in Europe.

Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have been granted dark-sky status by The International Dark Skies Association. Continue reading 'Northumberland Dark Sky Park'»

Matfen Hall

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By , May 9, 2010 10:39

Set in several acres of awe inspiring Northumberland countryside, Matfen Hall is a magnificent country house hotel. The hotel boasts 53 sumptuous bedrooms, a spa and leisure club, 27 hole golf course and one of the finest dining experiences in Northumberland. We offer a taxi service to Matfen Hall.
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The Hexham Riot: Massacre in the Market Place

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By , December 2, 2009 02:30

The Hexham Riot of 9th March 1761 resulted in the deaths of over 50 men and women, with dozens more wounded.

The Hexham Riot involved ordinary folk from villages and communities throughout Tynedale, who marched to Hexham on that fateful day to protest against balloting to select men for service in the County Militia. Continue reading 'The Hexham Riot: Massacre in the Market Place'»

Corbridge: A Brief History

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By , November 28, 2009 15:59

We operate taxis in Corbridge, a quiet village in Northumberland in the North of England. However historically it was a town of high importance and one of the largest Roman stations in the north (Corstopitum).

Although some English towns sprang up on the sites occupied by the Romans, the new settlements were usually in the immediate neighbourhood, possibly from superstitious motives. Continue reading 'Corbridge: A Brief History'»

Haydon Bridge: A Brief History

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By , November 28, 2009 03:19

We provide taxis near Haydon Bridge, a Northumbrian village built around a bridge that was destroyed in 1773. It has many interesting historical buildings and claims some notable former residents. Continue reading 'Haydon Bridge: A Brief History'»

Hadrian’s Wall Path

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By , November 27, 2009 21:16

The Hadrian’s Wall Path is a long distance footpath in the north of England, which runs for 84 miles (134.5 kilometres), from Wallsend on the east coast to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. The path runs through urban areas, and over moors. For most of its length it runs close to the remains of Hadrian’s Wall. Continue reading 'Hadrian’s Wall Path'»

The Legend of the Hexham Heads

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By , November 25, 2009 02:48

It was February of 1972, and at the Robson family home in Hexham an eleven-year-old boy and his younger brother were digging up weeds in their parents’ back garden when they unearthed two carved, stone heads, slightly smaller than a tennis ball and very heavy in weight. Continue reading 'The Legend of the Hexham Heads'»

Northumberland’s Castles

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By , November 24, 2009 00:35

Northumberland’s castles are the place to discover both the county’s battle-scarred history and the luxury living of wealthy landowners of bygone days. We’ve more castles open to the public than any other county in England. Continue reading 'Northumberland’s Castles'»

The Moot Hall

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By , November 22, 2009 04:22

The Moot Hall stands in Hexham Market Place opposite the abbey. It is a four-storey gate house with a three storey block attached to it. It is built of square sandstone blocks. The window and doors suggest that it was constructed in the early 15th century. Continue reading 'The Moot Hall'»

The Old Gaol

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By , November 22, 2009 04:15

The Hexham Old Gaol is reputed to be the oldest purpose-built prison in England.

The gaol was built under the order of William Melton, the Archbishop of York, in 1330–33. It held prisoners from Hexhamshire and also, in the 16th century, from the English Middle March, before their trial in the Moothall Court Room nearby. Continue reading 'The Old Gaol'»