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 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

The Queen's Six featuring Simon Whiteley in foreground

Singers from Windsor Castle perform in Northumberland

Male singing group The Queen's Six are one of the star turns at Brinkburn Music Festival

Brinkburn Music Festival

21st Brinkburn Music Festival has lots to offer music fans

Royal Northern Sinfonia, The Queen's Six and violinist Jennifer Pike are among those bound for Brinkburn

Chimney sweep Colin Davison and wizard costumed Richard Starks

Vintage day in Rothbury raises money for lifesaving service

A vintage day brought out the crowds at Rothbury and helped raise money for lifesaving public access defibrillators

Riverside play area at Rothbury

Residents outraged as yobs vandalize Rothbury playgrounds with obscene graffiti

Vandals in the picturesque Northumberland village of Rothbury have hit playgrounds with obscene graffiti

Potholes in Northumberland following heavy snow

Council claims to be on target to clear pothole backlog

Northumberland County Council said it will clear backlog of potholes by the end of June

In pursuit of perfection by Catherine Bertola

Artists add extra magic to Lord Armstrong's Cragside home

Six artists have created new work to be exhibited at one of the National Trust's most popular properties

Andrew McCoull from Anderson & Garland with Ringtons archivist Fiona Harrison

Rothbury gears up for Coquet Valley defibrillators fundraiser

Each time the bells sound at Rothbury, it will be to celebrate the raising of another £1,000 to buy life-saving defibrillators for the Coquet Valley

140-year-old Scots pine in Cragside has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Record-breaking Cragside in Northumberland hits the heights with biggest tree in UK

A 140-year-old Scots pine in grounds of the National Trust property has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Rothbury Cllr Steven Bridgett in the town

Anger over gas works plan for resurfaced road in Rothbury

Anger has been voiced after it emerged gas works are to take place in Rothbury on a newly resurfaced road at the height of summer

Northumberland performer and music teacher Ailie-jane Reid

Northumberland music teacher studies how to help opera singers with dyslexia

A world-class opera singer has launched new research into dyslexia

Writer and landowner Viscount Ridley who raised the broadband campaign in the Lords

Peer and MP back calls for superfast broadband in Northumberland

Rural areas of Northumberland risk being left behind in broadband roll-out, warn campaigners

Videos & Photos

An exhibition of work by Thomas Bewick at Gateshead Civic Centre

North East artistic great Thomas Bewick on the menu at restaurant

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with one of the marvel comics

Rare comics hit high prices at Newcastle auction

Northern Ballet dancers Giuliano Contadini and Lucia Solari in David Nixon OBE's Cinderella

Review: Cinderella, Northern Ballet, Newcastle Theatre Royal

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