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.

Our Cottages

Our Cottages
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.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Roman Soldiers and Jane Austen

This summer, step into England’s story as English Heritage brings to life Northumberland’s finest historic visitor attractions. Castle clashes, dressing up as highwaymen and pirates, gruesome Vikings and a day in the life of a Roman Soldier are just a few things families can enjoy in the North East and on Hadrian’s Wall. Or you might prefer to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Jane Austen, with a TV and film costumes display on show at Belsay Hall. Take your little Roman soldier to…. Children’s Roman Soldier School at Birdoswald Roman Fort Sat 20 Jul – Mon 26 Aug Find out how you can join our Centurion for some hands on fun, crafts and dressing up throughout the school holidays. A Soldier’s Life at Housesteads Roman Fort – various dates Find out what it was really like to live at the iconic Fort 2000 years ago. Dramatic presentations showing Roman life will costumed actors will make this event a must-see this summer. Archaeology Detectives at Chesters Roman Fort – various dates Unveil Roman secrets and get stuck into history this weekend. Gladiators at Chesters Roman For – Sat 27 & Sun 28 Jul Come along to a spectacular weekend of Gladiatorial combat and cheer your champion as fully armoured Gladiators take on their opponents in this ancient sport. Calling all Jane Austen Fans…. ‘Costumes from Austen’ at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens until 26 Aug To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, visitors to Belsay can re-live the joy they experienced whilst watching the film by coming face-to-face with the famous white shirt worn by Colin Firth amongst other hugely well-known outfits. Fans of the Regency era will also be doubly-delighted by the huge range of events being held during the summer months. The sights and smells of Belsay’s Gardens are a must-do this summer. Bring your dog, a picnic and enjoy exploring the wonderful Quarry Gardens, Medieval Castle and Jacobean Mansion