Top travel writer pays The Bamburgh Castle Inn a visit
The Bamburgh Castle Inn played host to a visit by one of the UK’s top online travel writers./p>
Zoë Dawes, aka The Quirky Traveller, was in the county to pay homage to Northumberland suffragette, Emily Davison.
Staying at The Bamburgh Castle Inn, Zoë, Travel Blogger of the Year 2011 and a ‘super blogger’ for Visit England, said: “Northumberland is one of my favourite places of England with its glorious beaches, impressive castles and attractive old villages. It has a wealth of history – ancient and some, more recent, as in the case of suffragette Emily Davison, who died after throwing herself under the King’s horse at the Epson Derby 100 years ago.
"Morpeth really entered into the spirit of the ‘Emily Inspire’ events. I was intrigued with the powerful play about her life and thoroughly enjoyed the colourful procession of ‘suffragettes’ through the town. Even the shops were decorated in support of this inspirational woman. Of course, I had to visit the Bagpipe Museum – very quirky! I also went round beautiful Bamburgh Castle – so much to see. I was especially impressed with the huge King’s Hall and dainty Faberge figures. Of course, I didn’t have long enough and I can’t wait to come back!”
Jude Leitch, managing director of Visit Northumberland said: “As one of the top online travel writers in the country, we were delighted Zoë chose to visit Northumberland.
“We’re sure her Quirky Traveller article will be a source of inspiration to many people thinking about visiting Northumberland and will show how richly diverse our county is.”
Jude added: “This is a great year to visit the county which has a raft of historical anniversaries and celebrations. As well as the 100th anniversary of Emily Davison’s death, it is the 500thanniversary of the Battle of Flodden, 175 years since Grace Darling’s epic Farne Island rescue and 150 years since Cragside House was built. We are also enjoying the much-anticipated return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the north.”
You can read about Zoë’s travels in Northumberland and around the world at www.thequirkytraveller.com