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  • Male beauty care in the Bronze Age

    Scandinavian men who lived 3,000 years ago were buried with bronze straight-edged razors, tweezers and tools that could have been used for manicures. Male beauty therapy is not
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  • Northumberland National Park Sill Project

    Great news for Northumberland National Park.  The Sill Project has officially been given the green light.  The iconic building will take pride of place on the site of Once
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  • Northumberland National Park Week

    We are very excited to be working with the Northumberland National Park this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! The main event will take place at Walltown Quarry Picnic Site, near
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  • Vote For Northumberland

    Visit Northumberland have announced that our beautiful county has been nominated for the Best UK Holiday Destination at the British Travel Awards 2014. We’d love you to help
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  • Trajan’s Column

    As our fabulous archaeologist Joe often mentions Trajan’s Column in his talks, we thought it about high time we got to see this magnificent piece of Roman propaganda. Well
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  • Male beauty care in the Bronze Age

    Scandinavian men who lived 3,000 years ago were buried with bronze straight-edged razors, tweezers and tools that could have been used for manicures. Male beauty therapy is not simply something for the modern man it has been going on for over 3000 years.  Bronze Age burials in Scandinavia have yielded razors, tweezers and manicure sets. …

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  • Northumberland National Park Sill Project

    Great news for Northumberland National Park.  The Sill Project has officially been given the green light.  The iconic building will take pride of place on the site of Once Brewed visitor centre over looking Hadrian’s Wall. We woud like to congratulate the Northumberland National Park staff for all of their hard work, and wish them …

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  • Northumberland National Park Week

    We are very excited to be working with the Northumberland National Park this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! The main event will take place at Walltown Quarry Picnic Site, near Haltwhistle. The site will become a giant adventure playground, with zip wires, archery, frizbee golf, canoeing and an outdoor pizza oven! Gambax and Livia will be …

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  • Vote For Northumberland

    Visit Northumberland have announced that our beautiful county has been nominated for the Best UK Holiday Destination at the British Travel Awards 2014. We’d love you to help us put Northumberland on the map, so we can become the No.1 Holiday Destination in the UK How to vote: Go to BritishTravelAwards.com Register and submit your …

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  • Trajan’s Column

    As our fabulous archaeologist Joe often mentions Trajan’s Column in his talks, we thought it about high time we got to see this magnificent piece of Roman propaganda. Well worth a read…  Trajan’s Column

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  • 2014 Alwinton Round

    This years Alwinton Round will very soon be upon us.  It will be on held on Saturday the 7th June.  The event starts and finishes in Alwinton village and the route takes you around the beautifl landscape of the Cheviot Hills.  It is a fantastic walk with levels for all of the family. The Family …

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  • Hexham Spring Fair

    This Saturday (26th April) we will be in Hexham, for the Eating Festival and Spring Fair. You’ll find us in the beautiful grounds of the abbey, next to the bandstand. There will be lots going on between 9am-4:30pm. There will be live music, pony rides, cookery demonstrations, classic VW’s, classic bikes and lots more….  Pop …

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  • British Heart Foundation Event

    The British Heart Foundation have organised a challenging hike along the world famous Hadrian’s Wall. Tackling the toughest 9-mile stretch, participants will have a fantastic day out and leave with great memories. They will also help the British Heart Foundation (BHF) save lives. The 2014 event is now full – but you can register up …

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  • Meet The Ancestors

    at The Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness  Saturday 12th April 2014   Joseph will be his usual awesome self as Centurion Gambax.  Kevin will be dressed as Venutius, King of the Brigantes, a fierce Celtic Warrior.  The pair of them will be chatting to visitors about military tactics, warfare, armour, weapons & more… They will, no …

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  • A Jaunt with The Jacobites

    Our new walk – A Jaunt with The Jacobites – starts on Bank Holiday Monday April 21st at the picturesque, medieval village of Blanchland.  Find out more about the troubled time of civil war between The North and The South. I am really looking forward to it.  We have heard snippets from Joe about what …

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  • Have Your Say…

    Hi Folks, I have been sent a survey regarding the management of Hadrian’s Wall.  Anyone who has a interest in the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall can fill it in.  If you would be happy to spend 10 minutes answering the questions, please CLICK HERE! The Management Plan Committee of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage …

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  • Coventina Eagle at Chesters Roman Fort

    150 years ago 19th century lead miners were prospecting for minerals in Northumberland and they discovered a square enclosure with a shaft in the middle.  It was a Roman shrine to an unknown goddess, later revealed to be Coventina.  The men found offerings at the site which included 14,000 bronze coins, most of which were …

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  • Roam with a Roman Walks start Sunday 6th April

    Our fantastic Roam with a Roman Tours start again this Sunday. If you have ever wanted to know more about Hadrian’s Wall, look no further.  A tour with an archaeologist is just the thing for you!  Joseph is not stuffy or boring or dull,  on the contrary he is funny and has a wonderful delivery …

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  • Hadrian’s Wall Trail

    Northumberland National Park are set to take over the running of Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. The trail runs the length of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s wall, passing through some of the most beautiful parts of England, and it brings thousands of tourists to the area. For more information please read the article …

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  • AD 122 Bus

    HADRIAN’S WALL COUNTRY BUS UPDATE   Northumberland County Council, Hadrian’s Wall Trust and the Northumberland National Park Authority have been working together to make sure the AD122 Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus runs again this summer.  Funding from Northumberland County Council and Northumberland National Park Authority will ensure that a core service runs

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  • How Wolves Change Rivers

    We found this amazing video about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park. It is amazing how the re-introduction of wolves as apex predators in Yellowstone National Park has changed not only the eco-system of Yellowstone National Park, but the physical geography of the park too. It’s only 4 minutes 33 seconds long… well worth a …

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  • Guided Walks

    Hadrian’s Wall Walks – Our top hiking destination is the world heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall.  This spectacular monument runs high along the whin sill ridge, right through the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The scenery is quite simply stunning.  We have a variety of routes available to suit most abilities. The Roman …

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  • Kids Parties & Family Days

    We aim to introduce kids to outdoor activities such as fire lighting, shelter building, and making scotch arrows under careful supervision.  We have lots of fun with these activities and finish the session by toasting marshmallows over the open fire.  We love seeing kids go home covered in mud with big smiles right across their …

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