We have just returned from a week's holiday in Northumberland and what a stunning county it is! We stayed in a really pretty cottage in the Breamish valley.
Being National Trust members we visited a lot of their properties to get our money's worth of the membership fee! This is Dunstanburgh castle which is on the coast.
We also visited Wallington and Cragside.
These two houses had amazing kitchens; these are always my favourite rooms as I like to look at all the items of cookware and kitchenalia used in bygone days.
An early dishwasher.
I just love this cabinet of moulds.
We also visited Alnwick Castle where some of the Harry Potter films have been filmed. It is the home of the Duke of Northumberland and is crammed full of beautfiul and priceless treasures. Sadly photography was not allowed. We had lunch in the Treehouse restaurant which was novel!
We weren't able to do or see as much as we'd hoped as time ran out but we will definitely return. The scenery is breathtaking and the locals very friendly.