The new farmhouse at Cherryburn, against a blue sky

Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick


Things to see and do

Wide open spaces to teeny-weeny carved blocks, this is a little gem with lots on offer


What's on

A group on the front garden

Events at Cherryburn 

Become a history buff and enjoy seeing a rare collection in the museum, meet chickens, donkeys and even alpacas in the farmyard or simply relax in the garden. Thomas Bewick loved Northumberland and the outdoors and would highly recommend you do too. Enjoy...

Upcoming events

May Day Family Fun!

Mon 02 May 2016
Head to Cherryburn on Monday 2 May for a traditional May Day.

Cherryburn's Doggy Show

Sat 21 May 2016
Bring your four-legged friend and see how far in the competition they can get.


Sun 10 Jul 2016
Bewick was a great lover of all wildlife and even kept one or two bee hives. So, this is a celebration of all things... bees!

Eating and shopping

Relax and re-fuel


Get involved

A girl peeping over a hedge

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

Holiday at a World Heritage Site 

We could be biased but we love Northumberland. With its rolling green hills, stunning scenery (if we do say so ourselves) and some truly brilliant places to visit. To help, there's three self catering holiday cottages 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 they're the darkest skies in England.