Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green: Robson journeys to one of the country’s best known castles

Robson Green

In tonight’s instalment, Robson looks at how the appeal of Northumberland’s history and heritage is being adapted for the modern age.

Robson’s first stop is Alnwick Castle, a major medieval stronghold and the ancestral home of the Percy Family. Today the castle is equally well-known for doubling as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films making it one of the region’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s here that Robson also learns about a different Harry, Harry Hotspur, one of his favourite Northumbrian heroes.

In addition to being home to one of Britain’s most important castles, Alnwick once boasted one of the country’s finest railway stations. Today the station has been given new life as one of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain, run by husband and wife team Stuart and Mary Manley.

Finally, Robson travels by helicopter to one of the region’s newest landmarks, the giant land sculpture of Northumberlandia, known as The Lady Of The North, created using the waste rock from an opencast mine.

Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green continues tonight on ITV at 8pm

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