North East England Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

recommended places to visit and explore throughout North East England


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the dramatic Hadrian's Wall stretches across England from East to West. Visit Housesteads Roman Fort and wander the barrack blocks, the hospital and peer into the oldest toilets you'll ever see!

Seahouses

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set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Lindisfarne, the magnificent gardens at Alnwick and the castle made famous as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films

Alnwick

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historic market town with cobbled streets and a huge medieval castle with extensive gardens

Durham

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home to the majestic Durham Cathedral with adjacent Durham Castle, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time at the fascinating heritage attraction - Beamish, the Living Museum of the North.

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dramatic backdrop of Victorian elegance and industrial grit, with excellent art galleries and a magnificent concert hall, along with boutique hotels, some exceptional restaurants and, of course, interesting bars

Bamburgh

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a pristine beach, drifting sand dunes, snug eateries tucked away on street corners, and a magnificent castle view everywhere you turn

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed

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England's most northerly town, midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle, well placed for visiting local attractions and step across the border into the Scottish Lowlands