Hexham and the Tyne Valley
Fairshaw Rigg is situated just two miles South West of the award-winning market town of Hexham. Hexham has a great range of shops and visitor attractions, not least of which is its Benedictine Abbey. Next stop along the Tyne Valley is the ancient village of Corbridge with its boutique shopping and coffee shops.
Great places for walkers
For walkers, the Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines are right on the doorstep. A visit to the region wouldn't be complete without a trip to Hadrian's Wall National Trail, where you will be sure to be inspired by the wild beauty of the surrounding countryside and the historical presence of the wall and it's Roman sites.
A visit to Northumberland will fire your imagination. From Roman Vindolanda and the other forts on Hadraian's Wall to the Castle filled Northumberland coast, there is plenty to see and do. Slightly further North there is Alnwick Castle and the renowned gardens and tree house.
Special places to visit
The Alnwick Garden: www.alnwickgarden.com
Bamburgh Castle: www.bamburghcastle.com
Dunstanburgh Castle: www.english-heritage.org.uk
Warkworth Castle Hermitage: www.english-heritage.org.uk
Belsay Castle: www.english-heritage.org.uk
Belsay Hall Gardens: www.english-heritage.org.uk
Cragside House, Gardens & Estate: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Northumberland Coast: www.visitnorthumberland.com
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Farne Islands: www.farne-islands.com
Shepherds Walks: www.shepherdswalks.co.uk
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: www.balticmill.com
The Sage Gateshead: www.thesagegateshead.org
Laing Art Gallery: www.twmuseums.org.uk
The Theatre Royal Newcastle: www.theatreroyal.co.uk