Rothbury is a town in Northumberland, 13.5 miles (21.7 km) north west of Morpeth. Chartered as a market town in 1291, Rothbury became a centre for dealing in cattle and wool in the area. Today, the town is a popular base walkers, with landmarks including the Victorian-era mansion Cragside, Simonside Hills and Northumberland National Park.

Local volunteers working at the ancient priory dig site next to St Mary the Virgin church in Holystone

Ancient medieval priory unearthed by Northumberland villagers

Volunteers unearth remains of nunnery at Holystone, which was targeted in Henry VIII's Dissolution of the monasteries in 1539

From left, Paul Brannen MEP with Simon Hart from Egger and landowner Iain Kyle

North East MEP plants first tree in a new commercial conifer woodland

Stripped back Wallshield application receives go-ahead after concerns over visual impact and wildlife habitats

Iconic buildings in the North East

What is the North East's best building? Our panel of experts try and find out the answer

We turn our gaze onto what is the best building in the North East and ask experts for their opinions

Steve Hurst who has started his own bus company called spirit buses

Rothbury bus driver Steve Hurst launches transport company to help Northumberland residents

Bus driver Steve Hurst has launched his own transport company in a bid to address lack of public services at Rothbury

Keith Hartnell in 2008

Northumberland film group's precious archive is saved

Final film in historic Coquetdale series is restored after scenes mystery is solved by Northumberland film group

Cragside in Northumberland

Cragside is still a great place to explore in the winter - especially if you pop into the tea room

The tea room at the National Trust property in Northumberland is offering a soecial Christmas lunch menu for visitors

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England


Northumberland gardens to feature on new BBC One series

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The national spotlight is on Lindisfarne and Cragside's historic gardens as they appear in a new TV series

The home of Ralph and Helen Holmes in Sharperton, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland barn conversion is full of history

This spacious barn conversion is steeped in history and is situated close to a Roman road near Rothbury

The Holystone Lodge

Secret Diner Review: The Holystone Lodge, North Northumberland

'Comfortable, interesting and confident cooking' is on the menu at the popular restaurant, which enjoys a gem of a location

David Carr who owns the village store in Longframlington

Longframlington shop hoping to be crowned 'champion of champions'

Longframlington Village Shop is hoping to be crowned the Countryside Alliance's 'champion of champions' in the best rural store category

The Fulwell windmill in Sunderland, which is the only working survivor of over 180 windmills

20 North East buildings join English Heritage risk list

Twenty buildings in the North East have joined English Heritage’s at-risk register including a landmark windmill, medieval churches and an 18th Century country house

Alwinton Show is known for the beautiful views it offers of the Coquet valley

Historic Alnwinton Show draws in the champions at last show of the season

Alwinton Show, now in its 148th year, will feature everything from a renowned sheep show to Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling

Christopher Welch, a leisure specialist lawyer and partner at Sintons

North East hotels turn heads of investors

A new survey has revealed that investors are piling into the North East hotel market

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

Northumberland National Park Authority have unveiled their plan for the next two decades

Duchess of Northumberland officially reopens Armstrong Cottages in Rothbury. Resident Mary Carr 80 shows the Duchess round her newly refurbished cottages

Rothbury flood defences set to be improved after Environment Agency announce new measures

Flood defences which aim to prevent elderly residents at Rothbury suffering a second time look set to be upgraded

Rothbury councillor Steven Bridgett at the landslip on the main road into the town

Security stepped up to protect site of landslip near Rothbury

Security has been stepped up at the site of a landslip near Rothbury following a series of thefts

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival: Business as usual despite road closure say organisers

The B6344 remains closed following 2012 landslip - but that won't stop musicians making it to Rothbury from the USA and Cuba

Summer's here! Don't miss it - pack a picnic and get out there quick

Here are a few of the North East's top spot ideas for dining al fresco this summer, as long as the weather stays fine

Brinkburn Music Festival

Food and music make for an appetizing mix at Brinkburn Music Festival

Brinkburn Music Festival isn’t just a weekend of music classics – it’s also a celebration of Northumbrian food. Jane Hall reports

Videos & Photos

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard Musical

Aileen Brewis and her property, 4 The Granaries in Offerton Village near the Penshaw Monument

Property gallery: Penshaw barn conversion offers the best of both worlds

The Maker Faire UK 2015 takes place at the Life Science Centre on April 25 and 26

Maker Faire UK will celebrate inventions at the Centre for Life in Newcastle



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