Things to see & do
New this spring: new views at Cragside
We’ve opened up a couple of rooms at Cragside this spring. You can now fully explore the Owl Suite which was built for royal visitors in 1884, and can see the fantastic view of the iron bridge. You can also get a better view of the Japanese room and the original 19th century Japanese prints.
New this spring: nose around Wallington
On Tuesday afternoons we're holding special events at Wallington. Have a snoop in rooms that are normally closed, meet the experts who look after collections and explore hidden spaces like the cellars and attics. And before you leave, have Tea the Trevelyan Way.
New this spring: parkrun at Gibside
We’ve teamed up with parkrun to organise a 5k running event every Saturday at Gibside. You don’t have to be an expert, or even a runner. Just turn up for a sociable walk, jog or run around Gibside’s landscape garden.
New this spring: Talking telescope
Souter Lighthouse has a new talking telescope in the garden. For just 20p you can learn more about the wildlife along The Leas, the lost village of Marsden or the landscape surrounding Souter. Bargain!
New this spring: rediscover Lindisfarne
While it’s been cold and wet this winter we’ve transformed Lindisfarne Castle so it feels more like Edward Hudson's holiday home. There are lots of new things to discover like the letters Lytton Strachey wrote criticising his host during his stay at the castle, and copies of Gertrude Jekyll’s original garden plans.
At this time of year, it's a joy to see nature coming back to life after a dull grey winter. We're keeping our eyes peeled for signs of spring so you know what to look out for on your next visit.