Links between Blyth and its twin town in Germany have been strengthened following a five-day visit.
A party of 16 people from Blyth made the journey to their twin town of Solingen to continue the strong relationship with the area.
The group took a cable car up to the Scloss Burg a hillside castle dating back to 1133 which is on the outskirts of Solingen and has fantastic views over the River Wupper.
They also had a guided tour through the beautiful city of Cologne which include some well preserved ruins dating back to the Roman period and of course the splendid cathedral a well as a river cruise on the majestic Rhine followed by an evening meal with members of the Solingen City Council and members of the Solingen Twinning Group.
Visits to the flowstone cave in nearby Wiehl, a trip to the Mungsten Bridge which was built in 1852 and is the highest railway bridge in Germany and overlooks a beautiful woodland, entertainment with a music concert on Mothering Sunday, a trip on the elevated railway at Wuppertal and dinner with the Submariners association were also packed into a busy and eventful weekend.
The Group has regular exchange visits and looks forward to a visit from its friends in Solingen in 2105.
Anyone wishing to join the group or simply to find out more about it should contact Brian Dawson the Public Relations Officer on (01670) 361432.