Ranger walks

Discover more about wildlife this autumn  © National Trust / Barry Pells

Discover more about wildlife this autumn

British food fortnight

Come on - you know you're tempted  © Alec Gordon

Come on - you know you're tempted

If you needed an excuse to treat yourself to some tasty food then here it is - British Food Fortnight. Your meal ticket for delicious seasonal grub and a reason to go foraging, drink local beer and splash out at Gibside farmers' market. Yum. 

Blackberry time

Come blackberry picking in the woods © NTPL/John Millar

Come blackberry picking in the woods

Have you been blackberrying yet this year? If not, you'd better get your skates on as they'll soon be over for another year. They may prickle a little, but it'll be worth it when you're tucking into a tasty crumble.

Early evening skies

Stargazing at night with telescopes © NTPL/The Secret Studio / Steve Sayers

Stargazing at night with telescopes

We know that autumn sunsets can light up the landscape with colour, but what about later when the dark nights draw in? Well, we love those early evenings – they’re amazing in Northumberland, especially with its Dark Sky status. So join us along Hadrian’s Wall and look to the night skies for a spot of stargazing.

Meet some colourful characters

Meet Mary Eleanor Bowes of Gibside

Meet Mary Eleanor Bowes of Gibside

Read all about it! We've used our creative license to write up a few news articles about some of the colourful characters behind the places we look after in the North East & Yorkshire. They're based on true stories and include tales of kidnap, a marriage of the utmost convenience, the extravagant lifestyle of an industrialist and the socialist who gave his estate to the nation.

Autumn treats

After a summer of salads, it's time to tuck into something a bit more substantial. We love autumn harvest time as it means our chefs start to cook up some delicious and warming comfort food. From soups and stews with dumplings to apple and cinnamon scones and singing hinnies oozing with butter. Who can resist?

Spirit of Wallington

Discover the excellent work of TWYNE textile artists in this vibrant and colourful exhibition at Wallington. The artists live between the Tweed and Tyne and have been inspired by Wallington's colourful stories. 

Tours to the Top

Climb to the very top of Penshaw Monument. Every weekend until the end of September, we open the spiral staircase hidden inside one of the monuments pillars, so you can climb to the roof top and enjoy the view.


LUX, June - November featuring Illumine by Imogen Clo√ęt

A must see this year is Cragside's new art exhibition Lux. There are seven artworks to see that reflect the importance of light and innovation at Cragside. Some very stunning pieces.

Get outdoors

Do you love spending time outdoors? Whether you want to get into sport or already love cycling, running or walking, check out our downloadable routes, regular events and guided cycle rides.

What's on

Summer getaways

Fancy a stay in a lighthouse keepers' cottage? Or perhaps stepping out of your front door for a morning cuppa in Cragside's formal garden? We've got some pretty special places to stay here in the North East