July 29, 2009

Great time in Northumberland

I had a job for the PDSA in Brampton in Cumbria this week. I decided to do the job myself and take my wife and children too for a couple of days away.

Had a great couple of days in the neighbouring county of Northumberland staying at the lovely Wydon Farmhouse B&B in Haltwhistle.

Linda made us very welcome and our children really enjoyed their stay. Linda even left a couple of glasses in the room while we were out as we had brought our own bottle of wine. Nothing was too much bother and we will definitely be staying there again.

We stayed in family room called the Bluebell room one of three en-suit bedrooms seperate to the farm house, which look like they have been converted from an old barn. The rooms were clean and well equipped, with ours even having a wet room. The cooked breakfast was really tasty and the local sausages were to die for. The location was lovely. I popped out at midnight to get something from my car and because it was a clear night and there is no light pollution in the area - the view of the stars was breath-taking.

Hadrians Wall

We visited a few Roman sites in the area like Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum at Carvoran, but we found Housesteads Roman Fort to be the best of all of them. We visited it in the evening when the place was officially closed, but it was fantastic, and the views were amazing. We bought a joint family ticket for the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda which saves you about £6. It's certainly a beautiful area, and worth staying a few days to see everything.

Wydon Farmhouse B&B
Roman Army Museum

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