North East

    Alnwick Castle, Northumberland: JK Rowling

    ‘The Hogwarts of the North’  JK ROWLING (1965-) The Harry Potter series of novels has sold over 500 million copies, making it the best-selling book series in history. The films have also been immensely popular, and a sub-world of tourism has built up to see the places where the films were shot. Ever since JK […]


    Morden Tower, Newcastle: the modern poetry movement

    ‘I learned more reading at Morden Tower than I had at a hundred universities’ MORDEN TOWER We came across the Morden Tower on a walk around Newcastle’s thirteenth-century city wall which can still be seen in several parts of today’s city. Here, on the northwest side, it is most evident, a stone’s throw from St […]


    Inspiring Places: Lindisfarne (The Holy Island), Northumberland

    ‘As the tide ebbs and flows, this place is surrounded twice daily by the waves of the sea like an island and twice, when the shore is left to dry, it becomes again attached to the mainland.’ Saint Bede, 8th century KEY DATA Terrain: You can only cross by foot at low tide! Follow the […]