Places to visit

OVERVIEW

A stroll in the country, a cosmopolitan experience or a trip to our bustling seaside towns… we have it all in the North East of England. Famously celebrated for the friendly warmth of its people – this and the varied breadth of rolling hills, dramatic coastline and award-winning cities make up our region.

It is no wonder that the North East, commended for its creativity and innovation, has a landscape that is littered with world-famous landmarks and attractions. From the legendary sculpture Angel of the North to the most castles of any county in the UK or the bright lights of our thriving city centres that rival Europe’s best shopping destinations – the region’s distinct quality is its variety.


Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Open your eyes to a realm of adventure at Alnwick Castle - an iconic castle famed both in reality and fictional tales.

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Angel of the North

Angel of the North

If you want to join the conversation on one of the most talked about public art pieces ever produced, go and see the Angel of the North.

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

One of the largest inhabited castles in the country, be blown away by a breathtaking view of North East history.

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Beamish

Beamish

Want to transport yourself back through time and explore everyday life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras?

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

See for yourself why Durham Cathedral has been voted the Britain's best building (2011) and is considered one of the finest churches in Europe.

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Farne Islands

Farne Islands

Find the scenic Farne Islands a couple of miles off the coast of Seahouses, declared by Sir David Attenborough as his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best.

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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Work your way along Hadrian's Wall, "the Northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world" and do as the Romans did.

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Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne

Only accessible by a mile-long causeway, Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, is a haven abounding with religious history.

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NewcastleGateshead

NewcastleGateshead

Immerse yourself in NewcastleGateshead, the lively and vibrant capital of North East England, united by seven iconic bridges across the Tyne.

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The Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden

Enter one of the world's most contemporary gardens - the outcome of a vision to transform the landscape into a place of imagination, inspiration and fun.

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