Newcastle. Quayside + Baltic Flour Mills + Sage Gateshead + Lit and Phil

An excerpt from the book: Travels through History – North-East England There’s a lovely view of the Tyne Bridge and the Swing Bridge from The High Level Bridge with the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in the distance. The Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge is behind you. Two other bridges are further upstream – The King EdwardContinue reading “Newcastle. Quayside + Baltic Flour Mills + Sage Gateshead + Lit and Phil”

1823 Spinning Block Hotel, Clitheroe: ‘Don Draper would love this place’ – review

Clitheroe’s Holmes Mill combines a brewery, food hall, restaurant and hotel to stylish effect. In fact, there are so many foodie delights it’s no wonder our writer spent so little time in his room

For the birds … an RSPB volunteering break in Northumberland

Seeking sanctuary among terns and puffins, our writer volunteers for two weeks of manual work on a remote island run by the RSPB

UK road trip: northern England from coast to coast

Crossing three national parks and the Pennines, it goes without saying that this one-week route is a stunner, from Scarborough all the way to the Lake District

‘It’s a northern thing’: Tim Burgess of the Charlatans on Manchester, music and meditation

Manchester has seen a lot of changes since his band first emerged 26 years ago. On the eve of a show at the Manchester international festival, the self-styled ‘Zen artist’ takes us around some favourite haunts