10 February 2016

Sucess for the North East in the Countryfile Magazine Awards


National Park Of The Year Award: Northumberland

The beautiful landscapes and picturesque views make Northumberland the place to go for quiet scenic walks or a historic trip to see a Roman Fort. It also takes the title of being the northernmost national park in England covering more than 1,030 square kilometres. Stretching from the Scottish border in the north to just south of Hadrian’s Wall, with the North Sea to the east and Cumbria on its western flank.

Heritage Site of the Year Award: Hadrian's Wall

Part of our heritage for more than 2,000 years, Hadrian's Wall is a historic World landmark attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Stretching over 73 miles from Segedunum at Wallsend on the River Tyne, via Carlisle and Kirkandrews-on-Eden, to the shore of the Solway Firth, ending a short but unknown distance west of the village of Bowness-on-Solway.

Landmark of the Year Award: Bamburgh Castle

Located on the beautiful Northumbrian coast, Bamburgh Castle was once the seat of the kings of Northumbria, and is today the largest inhabited castle in England.