29th November 2018

   Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday County/Region’ in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards.  The announcement was made on the 28th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by more than 800 travel industry people. Competition was fierce this year with Northumberland pitted against nine other regions including Cornwall, Peak District, Scottish Highlands, Cumbria & The Lake District. Having been pipped to the winners post by Cornwall for the past four…

27th November 2018

“Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true…” – Anonymous It’s always somewhat surprising that winter is not a more popular choice* of season when couples are deciding when to tie the knot. As much as the traditional vision of a sweet May bride has obvious appeal, there is unique inspiration with each and every season……and winter has its magical attraction, and Christmas time itself is after all a popular time for friends and families to…

3rd May 2018

As the warm weather approaches and gardens start to flourish, Doxford Hall Hotel in North Northumberland announce the appointment of Apprentice Gardener, Jordan Beattie. Aged 21 years and a fond lover of the outdoors, Jordon holds a blooming future ahead of him. From Alnwick, and a former pupil of the Duchess School, Jordan is completing a two-year Diploma with Northumberland College in Landscape Gardening and Horticulture. This course covers a range of units, including; principles of plant and soil science,…

27th February 2018

Sir David Attenboroughs favourite place to ‘see nature at its best’ is surely somewhere worth checking out. Famously home to 55,000+ pairs of puffins, the largest breeding colony of grey seals in England and an array of other seabirds including terns, razorbills, eider ducks, shags, kittiwakes and guillemots, the Farne Islands offer one of the best wildlife experiences in the UK. Just off the coast of North Northumberland, the Farne Islands are open to visitors from 28th March to the 1st November….

3rd August 2017

Meet Sophie. Local girl, newlywed and multi-tasker extraordinaire Sophie has been working with brides and grooms to co-ordinate the weddings of their dreams at Doxford Hall for the last 6 years. Over the years, she’s seen it all – from the traditional white weddings to the rocky horror themed and everything else in between – and each and every one unique and memorable. So, what exactly is Sophie’s role in these weddings? Well, firstly I’m not a wedding planner and…