Northumberland: A Guide


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Format: Hardback (240 pages)

Publisher: Sacristy Press

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ISBN: 978-1-78959-231-3

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Rediscover the hidden beauty of Northumberland in this beautifully-produced hardback.​

Immerse yourself in the history, landscape and culture of Northumberland, from Blyth to Berwick, Alston to Alnmouth. Produced in the tradition of the historic Shell County Guides.

Northumberland is one of the most sparsely-populated counties in England, with unique features such as the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s Wall; yet it has also been a crucible of European civilization and remains a treasury of culture. Northumberland has changed very considerably in the course of the last century: deep coal mining, shipbuilding and much heavy engineering have gone, but new things have arrived including the largest man-made lake in northwest Europe set within the largest man-made forest. The riverside of the lower Tyne has been transformed architecturally and in function.

This unique guide to England’s most northern county explores the land, the people, the flora and fauna and its architecture and history. A gazeteer takes readers to Northumberland’s towns and cities, such as Newcastle, Hexham or Alnwick, but also to less well-known villages, castles, beaches, churchyards, big houses and ruined abbeys. Among the places covered here are Warkworth Castle, the Farne Islands, Otterburn, and Seaton Delaval.

Fully illustrated with more than 240 photographs and maps (including a colour section), this guidebook invites travellers and locals alike to explore the unique features and the true character of Northumberland.

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