National Trust – trip to Cherryburn


I am a National Trust member, and I love the freedom it gives me to visit beautiful places. I am trying to visit all the places round Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. As I live in Morpeth, the closest places are Cragside and Wallington. They are beautiful locations and well worth a trip.

Cherryburn was not on my radar untill I looked through the members book and saw a couple of places that I wanted to visist. Gibside was one and Cherryburn was the other.

My sister was visiting from Switzerland and I thought that Cherryburn would be a great day out, especially as we had never been and it was one of the National Trusts unknown places.

It was a wet day but we decided a bit of rain never hurt anyone . When we arrived the sun came out and it was perfect. The staff are so lovely and helpful .They welcomed us as if it was their own home and straight away I knew I was going to enjoy learning about the history of Thomas Bewicks birth place.

The staff are so helpful and welcome you as if it is your own home. I would reccomend listening to the audio in the print room . Mr John Grundy tells you a little bit about the history of Thomas Bewick.

Cherryburn is one of those places that you think ” I will pop and see what its like, but it probably wont take long to look round….. well, I promise you it will be a place that you will want to come back to again and again.