Great Whittington is an attractive small farming and commuter village in Northumberland, close to Hexham and Corbridge and set in the heart of Northumberland’s farming countryside. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 it won a Gold awards in the Northumbria in Bloom Competition confirming that it is one of the best small villages in the local area. In 2011, Great Whittington was one of only four small villages in the whole of the country to make it to the final of Britain in Bloom, where it was awarded Silver Gilt, a fantastic achievement for a first time entry. It is truly a beautiful village and well worth a visit.
Great Whittington has a lively community, and there are plenty of activities and events going on for adults, families and children all through the year. Most of the activities are centred around the village hall which, until the 1960's was the village school.
The Village Hall
A committee made up of local people are responsible for the hall, and regularly organise popular events such as 'The Jazz Picnic,' a summer barbeque and the hugely popular Northumbrian Christmas Social Night featuring local comedians and raconteurs! You can check out the village hall event's diary by following the link on the left hand side of the page.
Great Whittington - Northumbria in Bloom
The village itself also has a great record of achievement with the Northumbria in Bloom competition and this year has achieved a GOLD AWARD and runner up best small village. Cunning plans are now being formulated to make sure that next year we bring home the trophy. You can read more about 'Great Whittington in Bloom' by clicking the link on the left hand side of the page.
The village has a bus service connecting us with Newcastle and villages in the local area. For more details, follow the link: Bus Timetable
So, these are our webpages! Feel free to click on the links and see for yourself what is going on in Great Whittington!