Starting from the Red Lion in the centre of the town the Stratford canal heads north towards Wilmcote and eventually Birmingham…..it makes for a very pleasant stroll with a wide footpath and plenty of ‘lock action’. Tumbling may bushes drop into the canal and loose petals blow across the water at this time of the year. Early […]
West of the town the steeple of Holy Trinity Church looks down on the River Avon and the swans and boats that busy theirselves on this popular section of the river. Famous for being Shakespeare’s last resting place this church is more significant to me as the church where my uncle and two aunts were […]
What could be better than reading a book that inspires you to travel when you are already a wanderluster….? I did just that recently when in Casa Heliconia, Sri Lanka. It had been some years since I had read Victoria Hyslop’s The Island so kicking my heels and awaiting the airline to deliver my Lost Luggage I was […]
Talk a walk in Armstrong Park and cross Armstrong Bridge. Arrive at Newcastle International Airport conveniently located just half an hour from central Newcastle. Challenge yourself to walk as many bridges across the Tyne as you can manage! Take in some art at the Baltic Art Centre and the Biscuit Factory. Look to the ceiling in […]
Two centuries ago Lord Armstrong gifted vast areas of parkland to the city of Newcastle, this meant that the ordinary folk who grafted long and hard in the newly industrialising north east England could shake off the grime for just a few hours on a Sunday…..and now city dwellers and tourists can do just the […]
There is a lot of art in Newcastle, either an obvious art installation or the not so obvious art such as graffiti or a corner of a building or something quirky that catches my eye… here are some of my favourites.
Old and new is the theme of the Quayside at Gateshead. Crossing over the fab winking eye that is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge from the Newcastle side of the Tyne you find yourself immediately at the foot of the Baltic Contemporary Art Centre which was once a flour mill. Just as it reads on the tin this […]