Tag Archives: Northern England

English Guest Houses: The ‘Lord Crewe Arms’, Poet Auden’s Favorite Bolthole

‘No other spot brings me sweeter memories,’ remarked the poet W. H. Auden about the Lord Crewe Arms. 90 years later, the beauty of this historic bolthole, on the Northumberland/Co Durham border, hasn’t changed. 

Harriet Compston, July 27, 2021

In the village of Blanchland, the 12th-century building was originally a guest house for Blanchland Abbey. Today, the Calcot Collection runs the show and the company’s clever touches — as seen in Barnsley House — shine through.

The superb food is modern British with big flavours, made using local produce. After cocktails in the barrel-vaulted Crypt Bar, we feasted in the elegant dining room: my favourite dish was the super succulent roasted guinea hen with a garden herb sauce.

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Views: ‘Hardknott Pass – Lake District, England’ (4K)

Hardknott Pass is a hill pass between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England. The tarmac-surfaced road, which is the most direct route from the central Lake District to West Cumbria, shares the title of steepest road in England with Rosedale Chimney Bank in North Yorkshire.

Lake Views: ‘Lodore Falls Hotel At Derwentwater’ – Cumbria, England (Video)

Derwentwater, or Derwent Water, is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park in north west England. It lies wholly within the Borough of Allerdale, in the county of Cumbria. The lake occupies part of Borrowdale and lies immediately south of the town of Keswick.

Overlooking picturesque Lake Derwentwater, the 4-star Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is set in 40 acres of tranquil land with a waterfall and a lakeshore.

Walks: ‘Newcastle upon Tyne’, England (4K Video)

Newcastle upon Tyne is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. With its twin city, Gateshead, it was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution and is now a centre of business, arts and sciences. Spanning the Tyne, modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge, noted for its unique tilting aperture, is a symbol of the 2 cities. 

Winter Walks: ‘Salford – England’ (4K Video)

Salford Quays is a contemporary cultural and entertainment hub with gleaming architecture and waterside dining. The Lowry arts centre stages drama and ballet, and shows works by local 20th-century artist L.S. Lowry, who was known for depicting everyday city life. Big-name brands sell discounted fashion at the Lowry Outlet mall. Across the canal, the Imperial War Museum North often hosts family events. 

Timelapse : ‘Yorkshire Frontiers’ (Teaser Video)

Teaser advert for the ‘Yorkshire Frontiers’ film, which is the longest time lapse film made on earth, due for release late 2021.

Due to be released in 2021, our aim is to create the longest ever time-lapse film, right here in ‘God’s own country’! With over 2 years of video production and over 500,000 images this is an epic film worthy of a place in the Guinness book of records. The film also features ultra slow motion wildlife photography and stunning aerial footage of Yorkshires greatest landmarks from North, East, South and West Yorkshire.

For more info visit: yorkshirefrontiers.co.uk

Yorkshire is a historic county in northern England. It’s known for its Roman and Viking heritage, as well as its Norman castles, medieval abbeys, Industrial Revolution-era cities and 2 national parks. The county town of York, founded by the Romans, is home to 13th-century cathedral York Minster, Tudor houses and medieval walls. The interactive Jorvik Viking Centre recalls the area’s 9th-century Norse occupation.

Aerial Travel: ‘Threlkeld – Lake District’, Cumbria In Northern England (Video)

This was filmed in late Nov 28th 2020 in the late afternoon with the Mavic 2 Zoom. Filmed & edited by Eden Valley Drones UK.

Threlkeld is a village and civil parish in the north of the Lake District in Cumbria, England, to the east of Keswick. It lies at the southern foot of Blencathra, one of the more prominent fells in the northern Lake District, and to the north of the River Glenderamackin.

English History: Roman Ruins In Northumberland

Northumberland is one of Britain’s most historic regions, an archaeological treasure trove of impressive buildings that date back to the Roman conquest: From Hadrian’s Wall to the Vindolanda Fort.

From Aerial Britain: https://bit.ly/38DQJao

Short Films: ‘The Smithy’ – A Blacksmith In Northern England At His Old Forge

Filmmaker Brendon Tyree

The word Smithy is a middle English word from Old Norse Smithja : meaning a blacksmith’s workshop or forge. In Sheffield and other parts or Northern England, blacksmiths themselves are often referred to as smithies.

Follow this Smithy on his gloomy walk to work and witness the dark forces, skill and energy that go into giving a new blade its shape, form and life. Filmed using a mixture of 16mm film and digital.

The feel and sound tip their cap to the old world view of the craft but in reality the subject is a non fictional blacksmith working at his beautiful old forge today in Sheffield.

Blacksmith David Southgate
Soundscape Jordan Hatfield
Atmospheres GYerro & Max H
Locations Sheffield UK