AONB visitor guide launched at annual North Tourism Fair

A full house of exhibitors packed Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre in Alnwick last week for the annual North Tourism Fair.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 08:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 08:43 am
Photographer Andy Craig with his image that is the front cover of the Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide, at the Northumberland Tourism Fair in Alnwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

Ahead of the new tourist season, the annual event gave hospitality providers from around Northumberland and the Borders the chance to stock up on information about the area to give to their guests.

A similar event serving the heart of Northumberland and the Tyne Valley was also held at Hexham Mart. Both were supported by Northumberland County Council.

This year’s Northumberland Coast AONB Visitor Guide was launched at the Alnwick event.

It is the eighth edition of this popular publication and 50,000 copies have been printed to meet demand.

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This year it features a beautiful image of Dunstanburgh Castle at sunrise on its front cover, superbly captured by competition winner Andy Craig.

Catherine Gray, from the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership, said: “This well-received guide continues to be very popular. It has been redesigned this year by Offstone Publishing; it’s now a handy A4 size, but still retains all the essential information.

“It’s a must-have for visitors to the AONB.”