After leaving Aycliffe, we head off for Boundary Mills which is a designer shopping experience you will adore if you love shopping. It sells lighting, kitchen, bathroom, dining room and bedroom items plus clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. The sale will be on when you visit and you have an hour and a half to browse and perhaps have a coffee in the restaurant.
After Bounday Mills, we will go to Langley Castle Hotel where lunch will be served (at no cost to you):
Northumbrian Broth & Herb Dumpling
Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables.
Eton Mess with mixed berries
Langley Castle Hotel is a 14th Century fortified castle nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the South Tyne.
Built in 1350, during the reign of Edward III, the Castle has retained its architectural integrity and is regarded as one of the few medieval fortified castle hotels in England. Set in its own ten acre woodland estate, the Castle has 7 foot thick walls.
Hexham’s town centre is filled with winding streets with Hexham Abbey, the keystone of Hexham’s assets, at its hub. You can also visit the Old Gaol – an imposing stone cube, built in 1333 as England’s first purpose-built prison. The building’s history – and that of its infamous inhabitants including the Border Reivers – is told in full, gruesome glory across its four floors. Go shopping in Hexham’s many eclectic independent shops and you’ll find market stalls every day of the week in Hexham’s ancient Shambles.