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.

The Runhead in Ryton

Beer Gardens in the North East: Our guide to enjoying some al fresco drinking and dining

Now the better weather is upon us, it's time to enjoy some al fresco drinking and dining and here we give you a few tips on where to go

Sir Thomas Allen

Alwinton Summer Concerts 2015 programme announced

Sir Thomas Allen performs in the first of four concerts to be performed in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Alwinton

Swallow Fish will be at Rothbury food festival

Food and Craft Festival returns to Rothbury for Bank Holiday Monday

More than 50 stalls will be offering a mouth-watering selection of food and drink to tempt tastebuds of all persuasions

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

Packed with Arts and Crafts features, Priorsgate House has been the happy country home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay for the past 15 years

Dale Stevens, right, placing one of the pots on the bridge at Cragside

Gardeners turn back the clock at Cragside's Ivy Bridge

The National Trust has been replanting a picturesque bridge at Cragside to restore its original look

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

Videos & Photos

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland



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