Get looked after at the Crown and Anchor on Holy Island.

The bar at the Crown and Anchor on Holy Island was a very welcome sight after walking across the causeway on a misty and cold morning to Holy Island.  Located in the heart of the village and convenient for the castle and priory the Crown and Anchor offers a wide choice of gins, home cooked food and comfortable […]

Hulne Park, Alnwick – photoblog

If you enjoy walking you will enjoy a visit to Hulne Park in Alnwick.  Hulne Park belongs to the Duke of Northumberland and is free to visit. Open usually from 11am until sunset and located on the edge of  town. There are three trails and the longest is about seven miles and takes the walker through […]

Eight Reasons to visit Alnwick, Northumberland and a photoblog

Pretty market town with photogenic golden cottages. Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Ciccarelli ice cream Hulne Park the Duke of Northumberland’s estate, great for walking with three different marked trails and priory ruins to explore. Barter’s Books in the old railway station, a second hand book on every subject you can imagine, a working model railway […]

Alnmouth to Craster coastal walk.

    A flat coastal walk from  Alnmouth in Northumberland can start with an explore of this pretty village with pastel painted cottages and a few cafes and shops selling quality souvenirs. I particularly liked the buttercup yellow of the The Sun Inn and their board outside which read ‘When life gives you lemons add gin and […]

Greycroft Bed and Breakfast in Alnwick

Audrey met us at the garden gate of the classy Greycroft B and B and what a great welcome both she and son Tom gave us. She sat us down in her comfortable sitting room and told us about the area, the fact that we needed to visit Barter Books and answered any question gin or walking based […]

My top Tipple for the weekend? Make it Hepple Gin!

A new gin find for The Grey Traveller is Hepple Gin. A real fruity flavour is just there as you swallow this lush spirit down the hatch. I mixed mine with my favourite tonic and bang it hit the spot. Hepple you are a winner! I even love their website it just makes you want to jump into […]