Belsay Hall: The Secret Gardens of Northumberland

Quarry garden at Belsay Hall
Posted:
24 May 2016
Posted By:
Sarah Jo Harrigan
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

The gardens at Belsay Hall are one of northern England’s best kept secrets, but how does a Mediterranean-inspired idyll thrive in Northumberland? Created by a family of pioneering plantsmen over 138 years, today caring for Belsay’s gardens is still a family affair. Head Gardener Sarah Jo Harriga...

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The Cult of Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David in her kitchen. Photograph: Elizabeth David Estate.
Posted:
18 May 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
History Uncovered

To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Elizabeth David, Sam Bilton, food historian and blogger, explores the impact she had on British cooking. Auberon Waugh once said that food writer Elizabeth David would get his vote as the single person most responsible for most improving British li...

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What makes a strong castle?

Prudhoe Castle in Northumerland - a great example of a good castle and the only fortress not to fall to the Scots
Posted:
10 May 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered, Things To Do

Like many of England’s iconic Norman castles and fortresses, Prudhoe Castle in Northumberland has stood the test of time. It’s also the only Northumberland fortress that has never fallen to the Scots - despite being besieged twice. This year also marks 30 years since English Heritage opened the ...

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