The new farmhouse at Cherryburn, against a blue sky
Cherryburn was the birthplace of wood engraver and naturalist Thomas Bewick National Trust Images / Dennis Gilbert

Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick


Things to see and do

Family walk
Get outdoors with the kids Cotswold Outdoor

Things to see and do 

Cherryburn is the birthplace of Georgian artist and wood engraver Thomas Bewick. It's now hibernating for the winter and will re-open on 12 February 2016. There'll be the opportunity to see the a different collection of his work and learn all about him in the museum too. Visit the press room to see printing demonstrations in action and venture to the beehives as well seeing the other animals in the farmyard.


What's on 

Children on a trail
Trails are a great way to enjoy our outdoor spaces © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

Events at Cherryburn 

Bewick loved exploring the outdoors, drawing what he saw and generally being a little tinker! We re-open on 12 February - just in time for half term and there'll be plenty of fun activities happening throughout the week for your little tinkers!


Eating and shopping

An image of the lit blackleaded kitchen range at Cherryburn
View the Blackleaded kitchen range, cosy and ideal for making a cuppa National Trust Images

Tempting treats 

Enjoy homemade scones in the Bewick family's farmhouse kitchen and discover the unique collection of prints taken from original Bewick woodblocks, sold in our Bewick's Gift Shop.


Get involved

A girl peeping over a hedge
‘We want to create the next generation of rangers, of people who care about the countryside,’ says Trust ranger Peter Blyth National Trust Images / Megan Taylor

Volunteering at Cherrryburn 

We like to keep Bewick's story alive by telling his story, welcoming visitors, organising events, keeping the place looking good (there's plenty of hedges to trim, lawns to cut and shelves to tidy) and helping to monitor the cafe and shop. If this sounds like something you'd like to help us to do, then please get in touch.


Places to stay

The single storey Peel Bothy sits in miles of rolling countryside
You're just a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall National Trust / Roger Coulam

Holiday at a World Heritage Site 

Within this small (but impressive) portfolio, there's three holiday cottages available to rent. They're situated alongside the iconic World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall. It's the perfect place for a getaway and to admire the stars - especially as it's within Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.