What’s on in Northumberland, week ending Thursday, May 10


Tomorrow: Trifle Gathering Productions – A Curious Evening of Trance and Rap with The Ogden Sisters. A new comedy theatre show, direct from the other side, in which brave observers will dress in Victorian bonnets or facial hair and join the world-famous Ogden Sisters at their table as they present the marvellous, the mysterious and the spiritually peculiar. A deliriously absurd and witty show where audiences voyage to the physical realm, through the etheric region and right up to the brass knocker of a portal door. At Bamburgh Pavilion. 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50. To book, contact 01665 721061.

Thursday, May 10: The Stu Brown Sextet – Raymond Scott Project. An evening of wacky, hyper-animated, eyeball-popping ‘cartoon jazz’ widely recognisable for its use in the Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1940s onwards and, more recently, in Ren and Stimpy and The Simpsons. The show celebrates the music’s composer and opens with a short documentary film about this little known bandleader, composer and inventor – Raymond Scott. At Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm. Tickets £7, £4.50 child. To book, contact 01665 574964.


Tonight: Rothbury Accordion and Fiddle Club. Live music from the Alastair Wood Band. Musicians and listeners welcome. At the Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. Members £3, non-members £5. More information, contact 01668 281307.

Tonight: Open Mic Night. Live music at The Market Tavern, Alnwick. 9pm.

Saturday, May 5: Lucy Ward. Lucy Ward was the winner of the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - Best Newcomer. She is a 21-year-old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. Her sets are an eclectic mix of traditional and modern folk interpretations, interspersed with her own songs. Supporting Lucy will be local singer/songwriter, Iain Petrie. At Etal Village Hall. 8pm. Tickets priced £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Contact Helen or Steve to book tickets by emailing hmoffitsvq@btinternet.com or calling 01890 820566.

Sunday, May 6: Acoustic Afternoon Session. Singer/songwriter Hague performs at Tomlinson’s of Rothbury from 3pm. This event will take place every Sunday in May.

Monday, May 7: Northumberland Traditional Music Session. Live music at the Blue Bell, Belford. 8pm. Free. More information, contact Jack or Pam Daws on 01665 722835.

Wednesday, May 9: Open Mic Night. Hosted by We Steal Flyers. At The Trap, North Broomhill. 8.30pm. Free.


Today: Alnwick and District MS Branch drop-in for a coffee and a chat. 11am–1pm. At Costa Coffee, Alnwick. Branch helpline 07581 460207.

Today and Thursday, May 10: Cragside Another Side. Step back in time to the year 1880 as Cragside House comes to life. Journey through a day in the house and watch Lord Armstrong’s servants as they go about their daily chores. See Lord Armstrong and Joseph Swan discussing the electric light bulb and Lady Armstrong planning her dinner menu with the cook. 1pm–5pm. Booking not needed, normal admission applies. More information, contact 01669 620333.

Today to Thursday, May 10: Alnwick Castle Grounds Tour. Hear fascinating stories of the Castle’s history and architecture with an informed guide. Daily at intervals. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, May 10: Broomstick Training. Take part in a broomstick lesson on the very spot where Harry Potter had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. At Alnwick Castle. Daily at intervals. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, May 10: Archery. At Alnwick Castle. Daily weather permitting. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Thursday, May 10: Battleaxe to Broomsticks Tour. Find out about Alnwick Castle’s two famous Harrys – Potter and Hotspur – and how they shaped the future of Alnwick. At Alnwick Castle. Daily at intervals. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or contact 01665 511350.

Today to Tuesday, May 8: The de Jager Tulip Festival. Experience a sea of glorious tulips in a variety of colour. At The Alnwick Garden. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or contact 01665 511350.

Tomorrow: Knit 2gether. Local knitting group for experienced and beginners alike. Bring needles and wool. Spares available for those who need them. The group will meet every Friday. At Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 1pm–3.30pm. £1.50 per session, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Anyone interested, call Dianne on 01665 510603 or the museum on 01665 605847.

Tomorrow: Spritiual People Aloud. Meditation group. Good for stress and those who look for a better way of life. A social group of like minds. At Community Centre, Howling Lane, Alnwick. 6.30pm–9pm. £5, includes food and drink. Book your place by contacting 07976 263391 or 01665 798258.

Tomorrow and Saturday, May 5: Alnwick Cider Festival and Mini Chilli Festival (Saturday only). Sponsored by Alnwick and District Round Table, the Cider Festival will feature 21 ciders including seven from Thistly Cross, including their special chilli and ginger cider. In the Town Hall, Alnwick. Tomorrow 6pm–11pm, Saturday 11am–11pm. Entry to Cider Festival is £3.50 and includes a glass and one Cider Token (two tokens between 11am–6pm on Saturday). Tokens there after are £1.50 each. Running alongside the Cider Festival, there will be a Mini Chilli Festival on Saturday in the Town Hall. Alnwick Food Festival will be hosting the free event, which will feature about six stalls selling chilli-related goods. 9am–4pm.

Saturday, May 5: Car Boot Sale. Tables/cars are £5 each, tables run for a charity are free. At The Cart Shed, Acklington, NE65 9DF. Starts 10am, gates open for stall holders at 9.30am. Call to book your spot on 01670 762022.

Saturday, May 5: Adventure Northumberland Activities. Kayaking, 10am, rock climbing and coasteering, 1.30pm, and surfing. More information and booking, visit www.adventurenorthumberland.co.uk or contact 01665 602925.

Saturday, May 5: FramFEST 2012. Afternoon Maypole dancing and workshops, followed by an evening of music, with headline acts Matt Stalker and Fables, Ditte Elly, We Found Nemo:Unplugged and Ellie Rox, plus excellent value afternoon teas. Event takes place in Longframlington, on the Village Green and in the Memorial Hall. All proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. Ellie Roxburgh of Longframlington has produced and is directing the event as part of her final year project for her community music degree at The Sage Gateshead, bringing music to the community. Visit www.framfest2012.co.uk for more information.

Saturday, May 5: Alwinton Church Summer Concert. The Syrinx Trio. Michael Cox (flute), Richard Simpson (oboe) and Janet Simpson (piano) perform, including works by Vivaldi and Bizet. At Alwinton Church, Upper Coquetdale.

7.30pm. Tickets £12, £10, £8, from www.alwintonconcerts.org or Tully’s Delicatessen in Rothbury.

Saturday, May 5: Badger Watch. A rare opportunity to tour deep into the heart of Kielder Forest to watch badgers as they emerge from their sett in early evening to feed, play and do a bit of housekeeping. 8.30pm–11pm. £10. Booking essential, contact 01434 250209.

Saturday, May 5, to Monday, May 7: Fashion from the Past – Costume Presentations. A weekend of fashion from the past, see a variety of sumptuous Tudor costume displayed in fashion presentations revealing the secrets of Tudor courtly costumes, plus presentations dressing the gorgeous Georgians, for the fashion conscious gentleman and lady. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 11am–5pm. Normal admission applies. More information, contact 01661 881636.

Saturday, May 5, to Monday, May 7: Trouvere Minstrels and Players. Trouvere will be bringing medieval merriment to Alnwick Castle through musical performance, storytelling and dance. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 511350.

Saturday, May 5, to Monday, May 7: Crafts with the Company of Artisans. In the Middle Ages, skilled tilers travelled the country working in manor houses, castles and churches. Kate the Tiler brings her skills to Alnwick Castle and invites visitors to watch her demonstration, before rolling up their sleeves and making a tile to take away. More information, visit www.alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 6: Dawn Chorus Walk. A celebration of the beauty of bird song with expert Martin Davison in the heart of Kielder Forest. The Duke’s Pantry will provide a hearty breakfast afterwards. 5am–8am. £14, includes breakfast. Booking essential, contact 01434 250209.

Sunday, May 6: Adventure Northumberland Activities. Mountain Biking, 10am, coasteering, 1.30pm, as well as bushcraft session and surfing. More information and booking, visit www.adventurenorthumberland.co.uk or contact 01665 602925.

Sunday, May 6: Car Boot Sale. At Alnwick Town Football Club. 10am–2pm. Free admission. Refreshments and clubhouse bar open. Sellers arrive 9am. Cars £10, vans £12. Information and bookings to Alan on 01665 720395. The boot sale will take place every Sunday to raise money for the club. Weather permitting.

Sunday, May 6: Seahouses Food & Craft Market. A variety of local stallholders selling an array of home-produced goodies and quality gifts. At The Bunker (opposite the RNLI car park). 10am–4pm. Free. Anyone interested in booking a stall, contact 01665 720263. If weather is inclement, contact 07811 169200.

Sunday, May 6: Budding Artists Programme – Floweries. At The Alnwick Garden. Free with admission. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or contact 01665 511350.

Sunday, May 6: Open Day. Emma and Mark Fenwick will open the stables, cottage, walled garden and grounds at Brinkburn Priory from 11am–4pm. Look around an Enchanted Encampment in the walled garden, which will include a 30ft wooden yurt, a white cloud house and teepees, as well as the White Room which will be set up for a wedding or celebration. There will be a treats table with tea and scones, while there will be pony and trap rides along the drive. There will be a selection of wedding and celebration suppliers. Free entry/parking. More information, contact Mark or Emma by emailing mark@brinkburnpriory.com or calling 01665 570870.

Sunday, May 6, and Monday, May 7: The Vikings Are Coming. The Northumbria Herred of the Vikings invade Bamburgh Castle to show what life was like. With a tented camp, talks and demonstrations. Included in admission. Visit www.bamburghcastle.com for times and costs or contact 01668 214208.

Sunday, May 6, and Monday, May 7: The Romans Return. March back in time to the Imperial Age as Comitatus take over Wallington. Watch Roman soldiers put through their paces, complete with Latin drill, missile competitions and combat sparring and marvel at the Cavalry squadron as they display their power and skill on horseback. Stroll through the camp to discover all about life in Roman times and see traditional crafts being demonstrated. 11am–4.30pm. There may be a small charge for some activities or items made. Free but normal admission applies. More information, contact 01670 773600.

Monday, May 7: Budding Artists Programme – Rags-to-riches Carrier. Using odds and ends of material, create a rags-to-riches carrier to store treasures you find around The Alnwick Garden. Make them as plain or as stylish as you like. No sewing, no glue, just imagination. At Alnwick Garden. Free with admission. More information, visit www.alnwickgarden.com or contact 01665 511350.

Monday, May 7: Car Boot Sale. With spring market stalls on the Bullring opposite the village shop in Beadnell. Pitches can be pre-booked on 07550 014085, to arrive on site from 9am. The sale will be open 10am–2pm. Proceeds are to fund the tree planting of the new Beadnell Jubilee Garden on the Bullring and festive decorations over the Christmas period.

Monday, May 7: Drawing Class. Artist in residence at Heatherslaw Mill, Jan Szymczuk, holds a drawing workshop in the tearoom. 10am–4pm. £20. Booking essential on 01670 789890 or 07711 766573, or email szymczuk@btinternet.com

Monday, May 7: Rothbury Food and Craft Festival. This year’s event will see producers from across the region show the variety of items on offer. Steelquake, a steel band from Wooler, will be providing entertainment as well as Alnwick singer Lewis Denny. At the Haugh Car Park, Rothbury. 10am–4pm. Free entry.

Tuesday, May 8: Online Family History Course for Beginners. Join tutor Steven Ridpath for tips on how to successfully navigate the Ancestry website. At Amble Library, Middleton Street. 10am–noon. Free. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Amble Library on 01665 710419.

Tuesday, May 8: Boot Camp. Third session of six fun fitness classes at The Alnwick Garden. Participants will be pushed to their maximum ability during the classes which will comprise of training using various spaces around the attraction. All activities can be adapted to a range of ages and abilities. 6pm–7pm. £4 per session. Booking is essential on 01665 511350 (option 4).

Tuesday, May 8, to Friday, May 11: Fashion from the Past – Costume Display. Tudor costume fit for a King and Queen on display. A variety of replica costume for Tudor nobles plus hands-on activity for children. At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 10am–5pm. Normal admission applies. More information, contact 01661 881636.

Wednesday, May 9: Swarland Craft Group. New members welcome. In Swarland Village Hall. 1.30pm–3.30pm. More information, contact Margaret on 01670 787705 or Joyce on 01670 787855.

Wednesday, May 9: Aln & Breamish Local History Society. Members of The Glanton Heritage Group talk about the history of their group. Followed by a discussion on future co-operation. At the Whittingham Memorial Institute. 7.30pm.

Refreshments served. Non-members welcome, £3. For information, contact Helen Dinsdale on 01665 574319.

Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10: Trade Secrets: Conservation in Action – Ceramics. Join the Conservation Team at Wallington as they reveal the secrets of conservation and demonstrate how to care for ceramics in the Central Hall. 10am–3.30pm. Free. More information, contact 01670 773600.

Thursday, May 10: Dramatic Recitation of St Mark’s Gospel by Revd Christopher Wardale. At The Creighton Hall, Embleton. 7.30pm. Followed by wine and nibbles. Entry by donation. All welcome.

Thursday, May 10: Bingo. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 7.30pm. More information, contact 01665 576658.


Today and Thursday, May 10: Guided Photography Walk. Join local professional photographer Andy Craig for a two-hour PhotoTrail on the Northumberland Coast. Learn how to document the story of the landscape as you pass through it. Meet at Dunstanburgh Golf Club, 9.30am. £15. Contact 01665 576012.

Saturday, May 5: Walk. An eight-10-mile walk north of Bolam. 10am. £10. Walk must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Late booking will be accepted by phone up until 8pm on the evening prior to the walk, subject to availability. Email info@walknorthumbria.co.uk, visit www.walknorthumbria.co.uk or contact 0191 257 2601 or 07764 584382.

Sunday, May 6: Walk. An 11-mile two rivers walk from Norham to Etal. 9.30am to catch bus. £6 for members. Contact 01670 517085.

Sunday, May 6: Walk. A seven-mile walk with Alnwick Ramblers from Alnwick to Greenrigg. 10.30am. Meet at rear of Willowburn Trading Estate. More information or if weather is inclement, call walk leader Ronnie Knox on 01665 575328.

Monday, May 7: Northumberland Coastal Challenge Walk. A 26-mile Linear walk covering the fantastic Northumberland coastline from just north of Bamburgh to Alnmouth. After checking in on the morning of the walk in Alnmouth, transport is provided to the starting point near to Bamburgh. Participants then follow the Northumberland Coastal path back to Alnmouth. Book early as places are limited. Visit shepherdswalks.co.uk or contact 01830 540453.

Alnwick Health Walks (Long). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick Tourist Information Centre, Market Place. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Alnwick Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 10am from Alnwick TIC. Maximum 30 minutes. Contact Jon Monks on 01665605030.

Amble Health Walks. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm from Amble Tourist Information Centre. Starter and intermediate. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030. Belford Health Walks. Short walk, every Monday, 1.30pm; long walk every Monday, 2pm. For both walks meet at Bell View Resource Centre, West Street. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Berwick Health Walks (Beginner and Intermediate). Both Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm at The Maltings. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.

Hadston Health Walks (Starter). Every Wednesday at 1pm from Hadston House. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Rothbury Health Walks (Starter). Every Friday at 10.30am from Rothbury TIC. Intermediate/long walks every Friday at 10.30am. Contact Jon Monks on 01665 605030.

Seahouses Health Walks. Every Monday at 2pm. Meet at the Resource Centre. Contact Kelvin Rusworth on 01665 721868 or send a text to 07745 571802 or email seahouseswalking@hotmail.com

Wooler Health Walks (Intermediate). Every Thursday at 1.30pm. Meet at the Cheviot Centre. Contact North Northumberland Sports Development Team on 01665 511494.


Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, 01665 510785. New exhibition – Pam Vardy, Land, Sea and Sky – starts tomorrow and runs until June 2. Open box office hours.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, 01665 605847. New exhibition – Olympic Torch: Shrove Tuesday Football Match – starts tomorrow and runs until May 29. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 concession) £6.70, family (two adults/one concession) £7.60.

Belford Craft Gallery, Market Place, Belford, 01668 213888. Visit www.belfordcraftgallery.com

Cragside, Rothbury. 01669 620333. The Servants’ Side. See the real faces of the Cragside servants and find out about the untold stories of life in service. Discover the romance of James McDougle and see his original footman’s livery uniform. Learn the Victorian recipe for brown bread ice cream, served to Cragside’s Royal guests. With close up photographs of original parts of the servants’ tower you’ll get a real glimpse behind closed doors. Until Sunday, November 4. Free, normal admission charges apply.

Crown Studio Gallery, Crown Studio Gallery, Bridge Street Rothbury, 01669 622890, www.crownstudio.co.uk, Twitter @northumberart. Made March Hares! Exhibition of new, original hare-based ceramic designs, jewellery and cards by resident artist Lynda Taylor. Plus a selection of new small Northumbrian landscape paintings and limited edition prints and fine crafts. Open Tuesdays–Saturdays, 9am–5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, 01665 711136. For information, visit www.fenwickgallery.co.uk

The Aln Gift Shop and Gallery, 57 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, 01665 830245. New original coastal work by Joanne Wishart, as well as original work and prints by Emma Holliday. Open Mondays–Saturdays, 10am–5pm, Sundays 11am–4.30pm.

The Congregational Gallery, Upper High Street, Rothbury, 01669 621900, www.thecongregational.co.uk. Cafe with real food and coffee. Open Mondays–Saturdays, 10.30am–4.30pm, and Sundays, 11.30am–4pm.

The Design Room Art Gallery, 79 High Street, Wooler, NE71 6BD. Featured artist Paresh Nrshinga and new originals by Ken Spencer. Open Mondays–Saturdays, 10am–4pm. Other times by appointment. Call 07921 436427 or visit www.thedesignroomartgallery.co.uk

The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, 01665 830600, www.theoldschoolgallery.co.uk. Work currently on display from many of the area’s leading artists in various styles and media including original works (Tony Marshall, Cliff Blakey, Sue Fenlon, Daphne Harrison, Jim Thompson) and stunning hand-made woodcut, linocut, collagraph prints and etchings (Tom Davidson, Hester Cox, Alison Read, Jonathan Lloyd, Pam Grimmond). Also photography from Lee Frost and Jeremy Preston together with standard prints and Sprungli necklaces. Visit website for further details. Open Wednesdays–Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, QEII Country Park, Ashington, 01670 528080. A truly out-of-this-world experience is guaranteed for all visitors to Invasion, the new exhibition at Woodhorn. Costumes, props and even robots from favourite TV and sci-fi film blockbusters have been brought together for this thrilling show. Until September 3. £3.95 adult, £3.50 conc, £2.95 Children and £12.50 (2 + 2) family ticket. Visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com for opening times and more information.

Wallington, Morpeth. 01670 773600. A Tale of Two Dresses. Explore this exhibition which unpicks the threads of a 250-year-old mystery surrounding two society beauties, two famous artists and one dress, as a well-loved portrait of Suky Trevelyan is joined by the portrait of the Countess of Dysart on a special visit from Ham House. Open daily, noon–5pm. Until July 1. Normal admission charge applies.


Alnwick Castle. 01665 510777. Open daily, 10am–6pm, last admission 4.15pm. State Rooms open 11am–5pm, last admission 4.30pm. Visit www.alnwickcastle.com for admission details, including information about the new Unlocked ticket.

Alnwick Garden. 01665 511350. Open daily, 10am–6pm. Visit www.alnwickgarden.com for admission details, including information about the new Unlocked ticket.

Armstrong Household and Farming Museum. 01665 579443. Open every Friday afternoon and every Bank Holiday weekend. Admission charges apply.

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick. 01665 605847. Open daily, 10am–4pm. Adults £2.50, conc £2, U16s free, family (2 adults/1 conc) £6.70, family (2 adults/1 conc) £7.60.

Bamburgh Castle. 01668 214515. Open daily, 10am–5pm, last admission 4pm. Adult £9, conc £8, child £4, family £22 (two adults and up to three children).

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. 01661 881636. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £7.70, child £4.60, conc £6.90, family £20. English Heritage members free.

Berwick Barracks. 01289 304493. Open Mondays–Fridays, 10am–5pm. Closed Saturdays–Sundays. £3.90, £2.30 child, £3.50 conc. English Heritage members free.

Chillingham Castle. 01668 215359. Open daily, except for Saturdays when it is closed. Noon–5pm, last entry 4.30pm. £8.50, conc £7.50, children £4, U5s free, family £21.

Chillingham Wild Cattle Park. Open Mondays–Fridays, with tours every hour from 10am with the last tour at 4pm, and Sundays, with tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Closed Saturdays. £6, £4 conc, £2 children, £14 family.

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate. 01669 620333. Gardens/woodlands open daily 10am–7pm or sunset if earlier. House open Tuesdays–Fridays, 1pm–5pm, and Saturday–Monday, 11am–5pm. Admission, including Gift Aid – whole property: £14.60 adults, £7.35 children, £36.50 family. Gardens and woodland only: £9.45 adults, £4.80 children, £22.70 family.

Dunstanburgh Castle. 01665 576231. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Adult £4, child £2.40, conc £3.60, English Heritage members free.

Edlingham Castle. Open during daylight hours. Free.

Etal Castle. 01890 820332. Open daily, 11am–4.30pm. £3.90, child £2.30, conc £3.50, family £10.10. English Heritage members free.

Heatherslaw Cornmill. 01890 820488. Open daily, 11am–3pm, last entry 45 mins before closing. £3.75, conc £2.75, family £10, U5s free.

Heatherslaw Light Railway. 01890 820244. Open daily. Train times – from Heatherslaw, every hour on the hour from 11am to 3pm. From Etal, every hour on the half-hour from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Return journey prices, £6.50, children £4, U5s £2, babies free, senior citizens £5.50. Specials at Easter and October. Railway shop and ticket office open from 10am.

Heatherslaw Visitor Centre. 01890 820338. Open daily, 11am–3pm. Admission free.

House of Hardy Museum, Alnwick. Call 01665 510027 for opening times. Free.

Howick Hall Gardens. 01665 577285. Open daily, noon–6pm, last entry 5pm. Prices, including 10 per cent voluntary Gift Aid donation, adults £6.60, over 60s £5.50, children free.

Hulne Park, Ratten Row, Alnwick. Open 11am to dusk.

Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington, 01830 540362. Shops, arts and craft workshops and food outlets in a 15th century farm courtyard.

Lady Waterford Hall. Open daily, 11am–3pm, last entry 45 minutes before closing. £2.50, conc £2, family £7.50, U5s free. The Hall may occasionally be closed for private functions. Call 01890 820503 to check.

Lindisfarne Castle. 01289 389244. Open today, noon–5pm, and then tomorrow–Thursday, May 10, 10am–3pm. Gift Aid admission – £6.95, £3.50 child, £17.40 family.

Lindisfarne Centre. 01289 389004. Open daily, 10am–5pm.

Lindisfarne Priory. 01289 389200. Open daily, 9.30am–5pm. £4.90, £2.90 child, £4.40 conc. English Heritage members free.

Longframlington Gardens, Swarland Road, Longframlington. 01665 570382. Open daily, 8.30am–5pm. Admission for gardens/arboretum, adults £4.25, free for U16s who are accompanied by an adult.

Preston Tower. 01665 589227. Open daily 10am to dusk. Adult £2, child 50p, conc/groups £1.50.

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, 01668 214910. Open daily 10am–5pm. Free entry.

Wallington Hall & Gardens. 01670 773600. Walled garden open daily 10am–4pm, cafe and gift shop open daily 10.30am–5.30pm. House open daily noon–5pm, except for Tuesdays when it is closed. Admission, including Gift Aid – whole property: £10.80 adults, £5.40 children, £27.00 family. Garden and grounds only: £7.50 adults, £3.75 children, £18.75 family.

Warkworth Castle. 01665 711423. Open daily, 10am–5pm. £4.90, child £2.90, conc 4.40, family £12.70. English Heritage members free.

Warkworth Hermitage. Open Sundays and Wednesdays, 11am–5pm. £3.30, child £2, conc £3.