Hi, we're Philip and Lynn Gregory and we have two wonderful holiday cottages for hire in the idyllic country village of Bamburgh. We've created this blog to provide anyone who's thinking of visiting the region with some great ideas on how to make the most of your trip.

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Our self catering family holiday cottages are located along one of the most breathtakingly picturesque coastal regions in the north east, with nearby Bamburgh castle towering 150 ft above the sea. If you're interested in finding out more and possibly making a booking, why not take a look at our website.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Alnwick Food Festival

The Alnwick Food Festival 2010 is set to be just as spectacular as the previous five.
Alnwick Beer Festival will again be held on food festival weekend and the two festival committees are working together to cook up a weekend of family fun. Don't miss the large selection of local ales in the Town Hall in an event which is very popular and well-attending.

Since the launch of the Alnwick Food Festival, the town has been named as the sixth best place for gastronomic activity in the country by a new guide to British food. The BMW 1 Series Good Food Ride said Alnwick’s restaurants, food festival and farmers’ markets have contributed to a thriving ‘gastrohub’. To be placed in the book’s top 20, each destination had to reach certain criteria which the panel of judges felt were necessary to be defined as a gastrohub. Each place had to hold a farmers’ market, have a traditional dish or destination ingredient, hold a food festival, have a food hero who is passionate about local sourcing and a Michelin-starred restaurant, the only category in which Alnwick failed.

Alnwick is set to be the culinary capital of Northumberland again when the sixth food festival hits the town on September 18/19, 2010. Organisers have packed this festival with more food fun and gastronomical games.

Kielder FootFest

What better way to end the summer holidays than taking part in the first Footfest event. A festival to celebrate all the wonderful things you can do on your feet at Kielder and Northumberland National Park! Keep the whole family entertained with a week full of taster sessions, family events and adventure activities for all such as bush tucker trail, action heroes, king of the jungle, tyre treasure hunt, monster machines, a walk through time and much much more.
Special ticket offer - 3 for the price of 2! Buy 2 tickets for pre-bookable Footfest activities now and get a third of equal or lesser value for free. Subject to conditions and availability, see terms and conditions or call 01434 250209 for details. Quote 'Visitkielder' at time of booking.