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Mansion Cottage guidebook

Michael

Mansion Cottage guidebook

Food scene
We have only listed places were we have regularly eaten ourselves and are therefore confident to recommend them.
Blanchland is a great little village to visit with its post office, coffee and gift shops. And not forgetting the Lord Crewe Arms for good beer, great food, friendly locals and super ambiance. Don't forget to check out the impressive chimney in the restaurant - it has been known hide a few Jacobites in the past!
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Blanchland
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Blanchland is a great little village to visit with its post office, coffee and gift shops. And not forgetting the Lord Crewe Arms for good beer, great food, friendly locals and super ambiance. Don't forget to check out the impressive chimney in the restaurant - it has been known hide a few Jacobites in the past!
The Black Bull Inn at Frosterley in Weardale serves a fantastic Sunday lunch. Very popular so important to book a table (Tel 01388 527784). The owners turned the clocks back to the1800s and restored the pub to how it had once been, small cosy rooms, stone flagged floors, open fires, Victorian ranges, wooden beams, copper, brass, pewter and oak, groaning with age. The Weardale railway and Frosterley station are 39 steps from the front door. The railway runs to the main rail network at Bishop Auckland.
Frosterley
The Black Bull Inn at Frosterley in Weardale serves a fantastic Sunday lunch. Very popular so important to book a table (Tel 01388 527784). The owners turned the clocks back to the1800s and restored the pub to how it had once been, small cosy rooms, stone flagged floors, open fires, Victorian ranges, wooden beams, copper, brass, pewter and oak, groaning with age. The Weardale railway and Frosterley station are 39 steps from the front door. The railway runs to the main rail network at Bishop Auckland.
Very friendly local pub that serves great food - the steak pie is to die for!
The Rose & Crown
Very friendly local pub that serves great food - the steak pie is to die for!
Another local pub that serves an exceptional Sunday lunch.
Carts Bog Inn
Another local pub that serves an exceptional Sunday lunch.
The best coffee shop in Corbridge. Friendly staff and a superb bacon sandwich.
Watling Coffee House
11 Watling St
The best coffee shop in Corbridge. Friendly staff and a superb bacon sandwich.
A fantastic little pub with a great beer garden for the summer. A good range of home made food and home to the Hexhamshire Brewery. Great range of real ales with fun local names. Some good walk-in the neighbourhood. Would particularly recommend a walk along 'Devils Water' near to Juniper.
Dipton Mill Inn
A fantastic little pub with a great beer garden for the summer. A good range of home made food and home to the Hexhamshire Brewery. Great range of real ales with fun local names. Some good walk-in the neighbourhood. Would particularly recommend a walk along 'Devils Water' near to Juniper.
Great little pub with very friendly staff. Has the best beer garden in Corbridge.
The Dyvels Inn
Great little pub with very friendly staff. Has the best beer garden in Corbridge.
Our favourite Italian restaurant, very cosy and friendly with super tasty food. Also has a nice little wine bar. Catherine likes to go there for lunch and we also go in the evenings. Recommended when visiting Corbridge or as a special trip out.
Il Piccolo
Our favourite Italian restaurant, very cosy and friendly with super tasty food. Also has a nice little wine bar. Catherine likes to go there for lunch and we also go in the evenings. Recommended when visiting Corbridge or as a special trip out.
The Traveller's Rest at Slaley for great pub food and a large beer garden with plenty of climbing frames for the kids.
Slaley
The Traveller's Rest at Slaley for great pub food and a large beer garden with plenty of climbing frames for the kids.
Sightseeing
Northern England is full of fascinating places from the legacy of the Romans (Hadrian's Wall and associated Towns and Forts), the Medieval Castles and Border Reiver strongholds. This region is also synonymous with the development of the Railway.
Featherstone Castle and the South Tyne is well worth a visit because it offers a number of circular walks and a nice pub (Wallace Arms) at the end. Lambley Viaduct is worth a visit and from there the old track bed of the South Tyne Railway heads down to Alston in Cumbria
Featherstone Castle
Featherstone Castle and the South Tyne is well worth a visit because it offers a number of circular walks and a nice pub (Wallace Arms) at the end. Lambley Viaduct is worth a visit and from there the old track bed of the South Tyne Railway heads down to Alston in Cumbria
A great English Heritage site that is less than an hour away. The gardens are outstanding - in particular the exquisite quarry garden. Good tea shop on site.
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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
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A great English Heritage site that is less than an hour away. The gardens are outstanding - in particular the exquisite quarry garden. Good tea shop on site.
The fantastic Roman-Medieval village of Corbridge is 30 minutes away and well worth the drive. Great pubs and restaurants and numerous boutique shops. The 13th Century Pele Tower is a nice place for a tradition pint. The Angel Inn is the best pub to eat in. Across the river near to the railway station is the very friendly Dyvels Inn and the famous Valley Indian restaurant. Nice walks in both directions along the Tyne riverside.
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Corbridge
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The fantastic Roman-Medieval village of Corbridge is 30 minutes away and well worth the drive. Great pubs and restaurants and numerous boutique shops. The 13th Century Pele Tower is a nice place for a tradition pint. The Angel Inn is the best pub to eat in. Across the river near to the railway station is the very friendly Dyvels Inn and the famous Valley Indian restaurant. Nice walks in both directions along the Tyne riverside.
About a 40 minutes drive away Beamish is a world famous open air living museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s.
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Beamish, the Living Museum of the North
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About a 40 minutes drive away Beamish is a world famous open air living museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s.
Alston and the South Tyne Railway is great day out. Only 20 miles away there is something for everyone! High up in the North Pennines, Alston claims to be the highest market town in England at about 1000 feet above sea level. It has several antique/boutique shops, pubs and cafes. The South Tynedale Railway is England's highest narrow gauge railway. The present line is now currently 5 miles in length, having recently been extended to Slaggyford. It provides superb views of South Tyne Dale.
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Alston
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Alston and the South Tyne Railway is great day out. Only 20 miles away there is something for everyone! High up in the North Pennines, Alston claims to be the highest market town in England at about 1000 feet above sea level. It has several antique/boutique shops, pubs and cafes. The South Tynedale Railway is England's highest narrow gauge railway. The present line is now currently 5 miles in length, having recently been extended to Slaggyford. It provides superb views of South Tyne Dale.
Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines. Famous for its iconic working waterwheel, stunning landscape, fascinating lead mining history, scenic walks and amazing wildlife. You can also accompany one of their guides on an unforgettable underground mine tour. Killhope offers an amazing day out for the whole family, whether you’re looking for fun or to immerse yourself in history.
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Killhope Lead Mining Museum
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Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines. Famous for its iconic working waterwheel, stunning landscape, fascinating lead mining history, scenic walks and amazing wildlife. You can also accompany one of their guides on an unforgettable underground mine tour. Killhope offers an amazing day out for the whole family, whether you’re looking for fun or to immerse yourself in history.
Bult as part of a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 Norman conquest, Prudhoe was continuously occupied for over nine centuries. It was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family who restored it. Prudhoe survived two sieges during the 1170s and was the only Northumberland castle to resist the Scots. This year is Prudhoe's 30th anniversary of being open to the public as English Heritage first opened it in May 1986.
Prudhoe Castle
Bult as part of a series of Norman Castles along the Tyne after the 1066 Norman conquest, Prudhoe was continuously occupied for over nine centuries. It was originally the home of the Umfravilles but was eventually taken over by the famous Percy family who restored it. Prudhoe survived two sieges during the 1170s and was the only Northumberland castle to resist the Scots. This year is Prudhoe's 30th anniversary of being open to the public as English Heritage first opened it in May 1986.
Historical
Mansion Cottage is located in the North Pennines which is steeped in history, particularly the industrial heritage of the lead mining industry. We have listed a few interesting places to visit.
The Derwent Valley is formed from the meetings of Beldon and Nookton Burns. This area used to be a centre of lead mining in the North Pennines. Many of these places are now listed historical monuments.
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Derwent Reservoir
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The Derwent Valley is formed from the meetings of Beldon and Nookton Burns. This area used to be a centre of lead mining in the North Pennines. Many of these places are now listed historical monuments.
An English Heritage Medieval fortified Manor House near Corbridge. Well worth a visit and picnic in the summer. Can be reached by foot from Corbridge - probably a good 40 minute walk.
Aydon Castle
An English Heritage Medieval fortified Manor House near Corbridge. Well worth a visit and picnic in the summer. Can be reached by foot from Corbridge - probably a good 40 minute walk.
Local walks
I have written a few details of walks that I frequently enjoy. Some will take in just the fabulous North Pennines scenery and others will include a little bit of interesting industrial heritage. Enjoy!
A lovely 9 mile circular walk taking in Beldon Burn and the Carriers' Way returning by PennyPie House and Sheldon lead mine. Of course the Lord Crewe Arms and village coffee shop await you at the end of the walk!
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Blanchland
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A lovely 9 mile circular walk taking in Beldon Burn and the Carriers' Way returning by PennyPie House and Sheldon lead mine. Of course the Lord Crewe Arms and village coffee shop await you at the end of the walk!
A 10 mile circular walk around Rotherhope Fell taking in spectacular views of Cross Fell - depending on the weather! The walk starts and finishes in Garrigill and at the time writing I am unable to confirm if the George and Dragon pub has reopened in Garrigill, but there are alternatives at Nent Hall and in Alston itself.
Garrigill
A 10 mile circular walk around Rotherhope Fell taking in spectacular views of Cross Fell - depending on the weather! The walk starts and finishes in Garrigill and at the time writing I am unable to confirm if the George and Dragon pub has reopened in Garrigill, but there are alternatives at Nent Hall and in Alston itself.
Part 1 of a South Tyne Circular Walk: Featherstone to Eals. For this walk I park the car near to Featherstone Castle and walk towards Lambley on the eastern bank of the river. The riverside path takes you through the old German POW camp. Cross the road and continue towards Lambley.
Featherstone Castle
Part 1 of a South Tyne Circular Walk: Featherstone to Eals. For this walk I park the car near to Featherstone Castle and walk towards Lambley on the eastern bank of the river. The riverside path takes you through the old German POW camp. Cross the road and continue towards Lambley.
Part 2 of a South Tyne Circular Walk: Slaggyford Station.
Knarsdale
Part 2 of a South Tyne Circular Walk: Slaggyford Station.
Hexhamshire common circular walk.
Hexhamshire
Hexhamshire common circular walk.
A lovely 12 km circular walk taking in the lovely River Allen, Staward Gorge and Peel and Gingle Pot. The walk can be extended to Cupola Bridge.
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Allen Banks & Staward Gorge
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A lovely 12 km circular walk taking in the lovely River Allen, Staward Gorge and Peel and Gingle Pot. The walk can be extended to Cupola Bridge.
There are some lovely works in the wooded valleys near to the cottage. Why not visit the 'meetings' where the Beldon and Nookton Burns meet at Gibraltar Rock. Or walk up the old track to Riddlehamhope.
Blanchland
There are some lovely works in the wooded valleys near to the cottage. Why not visit the 'meetings' where the Beldon and Nookton Burns meet at Gibraltar Rock. Or walk up the old track to Riddlehamhope.
This is a lovely little Valley and there are several concentric walks that take in river banks and woods. The remains of the Dukesfield Archers "Smelt Mill" is also worth a visit.
Juniper
This is a lovely little Valley and there are several concentric walks that take in river banks and woods. The remains of the Dukesfield Archers "Smelt Mill" is also worth a visit.
Found a great little walk recently. A nice 10 miles called the "John Martin Heritage Trail". The Southern Section to Allen Banks, Staward Pele and Langley Castle is a walk of about 10 miles taking 5 – 6 hours to complete. Grade : moderate walk with some steep ascents/descents.
Haydon Bridge
Found a great little walk recently. A nice 10 miles called the "John Martin Heritage Trail". The Southern Section to Allen Banks, Staward Pele and Langley Castle is a walk of about 10 miles taking 5 – 6 hours to complete. Grade : moderate walk with some steep ascents/descents.