The county of Northumberland holds many delights, from the stunning landscapes along Hadrian's Wall to the many unspoiled beaches that line its spectacular coastline. Northumberland also boasts more than its fair share of heritage and history, from the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne to the medieval market town of Alnwick, as well as many ancient castles -- more than any other county in England -- houses and religious buildings that tell fascinating tales of the county's rich and varied past. 50 Gems of Northumberland is filled with stunning photographs and interesting facts to draw you closer to the places you already know and love, and to tempt you to discover new gems of your own.
Steve Ellwood is a well-known local writer and photographer. Since the 1980s, he has had an avid interest in photography, recording the changing architecture and local history of Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland. Steve is a qualified Newcastle City Guide and a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle.