Northumberland and Durham are two counties of outstanding natural beauty that possess an array of delightful unspoilt landscapes such as the picturesque settings of the Durham Dales and the desolate peaks of the Cheviot Hills. Northumberland truly is a beautiful county, and includes a striking backdrop of Kielder Forest Park, the National Park as well as the Holy Island of Lindisfarne situated close to the attractive Northumberland coastline. Hadrian's Roman Wall also stretches across this striking county. Durham is blessed with an incredibly strong history that runs deep with industrial heritage. The landscape still shows evidence of a coal mining traditions, and was once dotted with spoil heaps and pit heads that are now all but cleared away. The county encompasses the beautiful and historic City of Durham and is strewn with attractive castles, beautiful historic houses and famous ruins of old. The book is packed with information covering the more secluded and little known venues for food, accommodation and places of interest as well as the more enduring attractions of the region.
The new edition includes a stunning redesigned cover that incorporates an eye-catching photograph of the River Tees below Barnard Castle, County Durham.