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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​Northumberland is one of the sparsest 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 Deval.

Fully illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this guidebook invites travellers and locals alike to explore the unique features and the true character of Northumberland.

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