Alnwick Castle Gardens

Having explored Alnwick Castle and immersed ourselves in all things Potter the castle gardens were next up. A bit of a shock to have to buy another separate ticket – this makes it a super expensive experience, but we didn’t want to come all this way and miss out. The (free) public park / walk linking the castle to…

All Things Potter At Alnwick Castle

Husband and Son are big fans of the boy wizard Harry – they have read all the books and seen most of the movies. I am in the “if you can’t beat them join them” camp meaning I am a bit of a late convert to Harry Potter – I’m getting there! I can hold my own…

Alnwick Castle

When it comes to castles in Northumberland you are truly spoilt for choice. Son’s vote went to Alnwick Castle – all because of a certain wizard by the name of Potter (the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed here). There seemed to be a lot more besides boy wizards to recommend it, so the decision…

Northumberland Best Bits

We ventured to the remote and breath-takingly beautiful county of Northumberland for a 5 day break over the Easter holidays. Having never explored this part of the north-east of England before, excitement levels were high. We were not disappointed. What a gorgeous place, definitely deserving its reputation as one of England’s most beautiful regions. We…