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Northumberland wins in Countryfile Awards

BBC Countryfile magazine has announced the results of the first-ever annual Countryfile Magazine Awards – and Northumberland has featured strongly amongst the winners.

Alnwick is the proud winner of 'Britain's best market town', beating stiff opposition from Richmond in North Yorkshire and Stow on the Wold in Gloucestershire. The Hadrian's Wall Path was also voted 'Britain's Greatest Walking Trail'.

Also featuring was Northumberland National Park, which came third in the 'Favourite National Park' category, and Belsay House and Gardens, which came second in the 'Britain's Finest Garden' category.

Winner of the Conservation Project of the Year is the Northern England Red Squirrel conservation project.

Congratulations to all our winners.

September sees the launch of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum, a dynamic, sustainable and community-led way of presenting and managing the heritage of the Battle of Flodden. A new website will include local businesses, attractions and community groups. It will also feature a calendar of Flodden related events and projects that are being undertaken to mark the quincentenary of the battle.

General business listings are free, but you may wish to raise your profile higher and support the continued development of the site by taking out higher profile listings on the website. If you would like to know more please contact Kendra Turnbull at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Promote your Autumn Offers

Why not promote your special offers on As traffic to the website continues to grow, it represents a great opportunity to attract potential new customers as Autumn approaches.

Available to all businesses who have purchased enhanced or basic website entries on our website, your special offer is prominently positioned on your listing and also featured on our dedicated special offers page.

To load your special offer couldn't be easier. Email ' This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ', with a short description and duration of the special offer.

If you don't currently have a website listing and would like to advertise on our website, please call 01670 794520 to speak to the Tourism Development Team.

North East England Tourism Awards

Congratulations to all those attraction and accommodation businesses that have been shortlisted for the North East England Tourism Awards 2011. Once again we are represented across many of the categories, and you can see the full list of the shortlisted winners by clicking here.

Read more: North East England Tourism Awards

Exclusive furnishing deals from Dickinsons

dickinsons-logoDickinsons contract division provides FREE interior design and supplies quality furniture, beds, flooring, carpets, curtains, blinds, paint and wallpaper – and all from the best brand names. Now Dickinsons are offering excellent package deals exclusively for customers of Northumberland Tourism.

Take advantage of this unique offer on the Northumberland Tourism website.

Red Tape – 60 rules to change

red-tape-challengePlans to scrap or simplify more than 60 regulations, freeing businesses from overly burdensome, bureaucratic or completely redundant rules have been announced by Tourism Minister John Penrose.

Read more: Red Tape – 60 rules to change

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