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Venue & facilities
Deep in wild moorland at the heart of the Northumberland National Park, Highgreen Manor is the comfortable and atmospheric family home of William and Cynthia Morrison-Bell. A Grade 2 listed building, the house is a Scottish baronial extravaganza built in 1894 for Charles William Bell, a Durham mine owner.
Open fireplaces, homely bedrooms and home-cooked food in elegant but relaxed surroundings are all features of our visits to Highgreen, which sits at the centre of a 5,000-acre upland farming estate.
William and Cynthia are gradually restoring the surrounding farm buildings to house new enterprises and since 2000, Highgreen has been home to Visual Art in Rural Communities. This funds a yearly residency for visual artists as well special arts projects involving the local community.