Winter on the Wall

We’ve had a very busy 2016 at Leazes Head, with so many guests walking Hadrian’s Wall. We’ve had guests from Tazmania to Alaska, Israel to Finland! We’ve met so many lovely people with great stories to tell and we’re looking forward to meeting all our new guests in 2017!

We’ll be open again for business in April next year and we are already getting booked up fast! To book Leazes Head, go to our booking page on this website or email me at kathy@79.170.40.236 and I’ll be happy to help.

 

Half Term Fun!

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There is lots to do in half term in the Hexham area! Bank Holiday Monday sees the fantastic County Show return to Bywell. They have over 350 stands, live bands, hundreds of animals on show and lots lots more. It is open 9am – 6pm and details can be found on their website at www.northcountyshow.co.uk

Along Hadrian’s Wall there will be various activities during half term and running through the summer. Chesters Roman Fort will be having their  ‘How to be a Roman Soldier’ day where children can dress up and learn all about the life of a Roman Soldier. At Vindolanda you can see a potter at work, you can watch him recreate Roman pottery found here at the live demonstrations.

The Mansio, which has been created to celebrate new works from poets and artists has been created as a modern day contemporary ‘place of rest’ where you can experience the art, literature and video whilst having a cup of tea in the ‘touring tea-house’. It will be touring along the wall at various sites and on the 28th may -2nd June it will be at Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport Cumbria. It will be back in Northumberland on 25th July at Walltown.

 

Easter is Coming!

There are lots of events happening in Tynedale this Easter. Chesters Roman Fort have their own Easter Egg Trail. In fact there are hundreds of egg trails going on in the region…Allen Banks, Brocksbushes Farm Shop Wallington Hall  and Wheelbirks Farm all have events.

If you are visiting the area with children, the nearby city of  Newcastle has such a range of things to do and see. A visit to The Centre for Life and The Brain Zone is really worthwhile.

 

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Things To Do…

 

We are open for business on March 7th!

Guests visiting Leazes Head should take the time to visit Hexham and the Abbey. The Abbey is over 1300 years old and now has a museum with lots of interesting artefacts.

The Saxon Crypt is well worth a visit, there are little rooms, and tunnels from Wilfrid’s original church. You can also get a cup of tea and slice of cake in the new cafe.

On March 25th-26th, Hexham is having an Easter Spring Fair in the Mart.

Not many visitors to Hexham know that it boasts a lovely little cinema called The Forum. Not only will it be showing the latest releases like Dad’s Army but is also shows The Royal Opera House; Boris Godunov, The Royal Ballet- Giselle and The National Theatre Live: As You Like It.

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Winter Sunrise at Leazes Head

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Snowy morning at Leazes Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had some beautiful sunrises recently in Humshaugh. This was taken last week after a light dusting of snow.

Despite the cold weather, the woodpeckers have returned and have now taken up residence in the wooded area next to the tennis court.

The snow drops are already in flower and daffodils  are starting to come through. Spring is on it’s way!

 

 

 

 

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are supposed to be visible from Northern England tonight and possibly over the weekend.

I’ve missed them a few times but will be setting my clock and getting my camera ready just in case!

Anyone for tennis?

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Get in the mood for Wimbledon and have at game on our tennis court at Leazes Head.

We have lots of availability left for June and at 10% discount!