Prince Charles makes two-day trip to county

Prince Charles described Northumberland as special during his two-day visit last Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 09:27 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 09:31 am
HRH Prince Charles at the start of his visit to The Alnwick Garden, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Picture by Jane Coltman.

He began his visit at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, at Once Brewed.

His next stop was a visit to the farmers’ market in Hexham and then a tour of Hexham Abbey before visiting Kirkharle, the birthplace of Lancelot Capability Brown, where he attended a reception for beneficiaries and supporters of the Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services group, which is marking its 25th anniversary.

Shindiggers from Berwick and Pottergate Pantry from Alnwick entertained the crowds at the visit of HRH Prince Charles to the Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman.

He concluded his first day with a trip to Kielder Salmon Centre and Hatchery, at Kielder Water and Forest Park.

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The second day began with a visit to Moorland Spirit Company Ltd’s Hepple Gin distillery.

He then headed to The Alnwick Garden, where he visited the Elderberries drop-in centre and attended the Duchess of Northumberland’s annual garden party for volunteers and carers where he praised them for their commitment.

Sonia Taylor and Paul Morrison of St Oswalds Hospice, guest James Stafford and Penny Bailey and Carol Brown of North Northumberland Hospice at a garden party at The Alnwick Garden.