Just returned from our annual, October short break in Northumberland
En route we stopped off at Newton Aycliffe and noticed this sculpture called In Our Image on the roundabout.
The Angel of the North at Gateshead heralds our approach and is no longer perceived as a blot on the landscape.
The weather was kind and we made straight for Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum. The Hall was home to Earl Grey of the blend of tea and prime minister fame and his descendants still live in a wing of the house.After refreshments in the elegant Earl Grey Tea Rooms we spent a good few hours walking through the grounds.The autumnal colours were stunning.
On the way to the B&B, we stopped off to take in some of our favourite haunts.