Newcastle

Where I’m from

Dunstanburgh Castle

I managed a bracing, blustery walk from Craster towards Dunstanburgh Castle, but gave up half way thanks to the rain. Nice views though. Dunstanburgh from Craster harbour

The path from Craster to Dunstanburgh

It’s not difficult to see why Turner liked Dunstanburgh Castle and painted it several times

Alnmouth

It was my first time in Alnmouth. Archbishop Theodore held a synod there in 684 (in the presence of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria no less). The synod deposed poor old Bishop Tunberht of Hexham. They then elected St Cuthbert as…

The dog poses as Mum and Dad chat to the driver

St Michael and All Angels Church in Warden

Warden church has (among other things) an Anglo-Saxon tower, a Roman altar in the church itself, and a Norman grave cover depicting a house for the dead. Stone coffins for a baby and small child