Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China have been linked in a partnership designed to exchange expertise and boost tourism to both monuments.

Both walls were added to the World Heritage List in the same year – 1987, and now a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Historic England and the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage.

For more on this article follow the link below to The Chronicle:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-partnership-sees-hadrians-wall-14100026

  

A very Happy New Year from Layside – we look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Northumberland in 2018.

We also welcome your four-legged friends, and with so many great walks from the doorstep they too can make the most of the stunning countryside, whatever the weather. Our 12 year old black lab proves that he is never too old to have fun in the snow!

    

    

Vindolanda is located only a short walk from Layside, and was the home of 9 Roman forts over 400 years of occupation. If you have missed any of the “Digging for Britain” series, catch episode 6 on IPlayer, which reveals swords and domestic items found this year at the site. Live archaeology takes place annually at Vindolanda between April and September, where you can witness discoveries being made, making this the most exciting archaeological site on Hadrian’s Wall.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09hgdx0/digging-for-britain-series-6-3-north

Building work at Layside is now complete with just a few finishing touches required before we welcome guests from January 2018.

We would like to thank the terrific team at KMC Joinery for transforming our dreams into reality and creating the  stunning accommodation at Layside. Each room enjoys fantastic views to the south over the Tyne Valley, and we can’t wait for our guests to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Layside has to offer.