Turner: Northern Exposure Exhibition

JMW Turner: Northern Exposure Exhibition

The Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed

May – October 2019


Works from one of England’s most nenowed Romantic and well-known artists, JMW Turner will be showcased at the Granary Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed, from May through to October.  The Northern Exposure Exhibition will be featuring 13 paintings and a couple of sketchbooks, on loan from the Tate Gallery in London.

Turner spent three months sketching in Northumberland, the Lake District and Yorkshire, he started out as an architectural draftsman and visited various castles, abbeys and cathedrals in the North.

Amongst the works on loan from the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Manchester Art Gallery, will be paintings of Holy Island; Dunstanburgh Castle, near Craster; Warkworth and Norham Castles.  These stunning works of art give an insight into Turner’s impressive and extraordinary visual recollection.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view this wonderful exhibition at The Granary Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed from 25th May through to 13th October.  The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free.

For more information, go to: www.turnernorthernexposure.co.uk

TripAdvisor Award – second year running


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved, for the second year running, a Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor for 2019.

Guest reviews and feedback are vitally important and would like to personally thank everybody who has taken the time to leave us some wonderful and comprehensive reviews over the past year, it is much appreciated.

We have been overwhelmed by the amount of returning guests, both in 2018 and so far this year, some of which their fourth or fifth visit!  We would also like to thank those who have kindly recommended us after their stay to others they know, there have been a number `word of mouth’ bookings during the past twelve months.

Availability can be found on our Book Now page of our website, reservations can be made online or just pick up the phone and give us a call.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Post Office House, either as a pending, returning or future guest.

With best wishes

Simon and Claire

Gold Stars Award Again!


We are delighted to announce that we have retained our Four Star Gold status for the third year running, along with our breakfast award for 2019.  We would like to personally thank all our guests who have stayed with us and to those who have taken the time to leave us reviews and feedback, we are very grateful.

2018 saw 40% of our bookings made up of returning and regular guests, together with a large number of recommendations. Despite unforeseen health circumstances for one half of us throughout 2018 and of course, still being a relatively new business, this was extremely encouraging for us.

Remember, returning guests receive a*5% discount off their stay so why not take advantage of this if you have not already done so.  If booking online, please use your promotional code which you will find on your departure email or telephone us.

*Discount is not valid between November and March when room rates are already reduced for the Low Season.  Can only be used with reservations of two nights or more, does not apply to one-night stays*

We very much look forward to welcoming you in 2019, whether you are a future, returning or regular guest!


**Newsflash** Northumberland scoops Gold!

We simply had to shout about the recent news that Northumberland has won the gold slot at British Travel Awards!  This is wonderful news for our beautiful county and also very well deserved.  A thank you to those of you who voted for Northumberland via our Facebook and Twitter pages.  The hard work has truly paid off!



Northumberland brings home the gold in ‘Best UK Holiday County/Destination’ in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards. The announcement was made on the 28th November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by more than 800 travel industry people.

Competition was fierce this year with Northumberland pitted against nine other regions including Cornwall, Peak District, Scottish Highlands, Cumbria & The Lake District. Having been pipped to the winners post by Cornwall for the past four years Northumberland Tourism and Northumberland County Council ran a joint campaign via social media encouraging people to vote for Northumberland.

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “Northumberland is to be congratulated on winning Best UK Holiday County/Destination. The British Travel Awards are the only travel industry accolade voted for exclusively by the consumer and the Awards serve to recognise all that is great about travel, as experienced by the travelling public. To win a British Travel Award is a true achievement.”
Jude Leitch, director of Northumberland Tourism, said “Tourism is vitally important to Northumberland, both in terms of employment and economic growth. Winning Gold is great recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the industry across the county”.
Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism at Northumberland County Council said “This award is made all the more rewarding as it is the only travel industry accolade which is voted exclusively by the consumer.

“This is a really exciting time for Northumberland and this award will help us show potential visitors from across the UK and further afield just what we have to offer.

“It has taken a lot of hard work and effort by everyone in the industry to get to where we are today and we need to continue to work together to prove why this award is so well deserved.”

Article: By permission from Visit Northumberland and Northumberland Tourism, November 2018

`As seen on Alastair Sawdays’

We are very proud to be included on Alastair Sawdays `Slow Guide to Northumberland’. We were chosen as one of the accommodation destinations for Marketing Manager, Tessa Glover on her recent trip to our region. The guide is the latest in the series, following in the footsteps of information guides already included such as Dorset, Cornwall and Yorkshire.  They can be found under the Detour, Stories from the Road section of the Sawdays website.

`Slow Guide to Northumberland’ has been beautifully put together by Tessa, together with some wonderful and unusual images captured, highlighting key areas and scenes around our region, including  Alnmouth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Craster and Kielder Water.