Did you see tonight’s episode of Great British Railway Journeys hosted by Michael Portillo? It was the second episode to feature the beautiful countryside of Northumberland. Michael continued his journey south-west along the Newcastle to Carlisle line.
Featured on the programme was Hadrian’s Wall, which was once patrolled by soldiers from all corners of the Roman Empire. Michael also visited Vindolanda Roman Fort which is an important archaeological site, giving us a fantastic insight into what Roman life in Northumberland actually was like. He also visited the beautiful town of Haltwhistle to discover the historical significance of the railway and the take in the beautiful Northumberland countryside scenery.
You can watch the episode again on the BBC iplayer.