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    Woodhorn Museum

    Woodhorn Museum, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF

    Woodhorn brings to life Northumberland’s proud mining heritage, alongside an ever-changing contemporary arts and event programme – making it a fun and cultural day out Did you know that at its peak, over 2,000 people worked underground at the site? A whopping 600,000 tonnes of coal was mined from the pit each year. Come along […] More

  • The Lit & Phil

    23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

    The Lit & Phil Library is Newcastle’s exquisite secret library, open to all and free to explore and browse.  Established in 1825 on Westgate Road, just yards from Central Station, we became a hub of learning and enlightenment long before the city’s universities existed and today continue to inspire minds, stimulate imaginations and confer a […] More

  • Etal Castle

    Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TN

    Set in the charming village of Etal by a ford over the River Till, this Northumberland castle is the ideal location for a family day out. Built by Robert Manners as a defence against Scots raiders in the mid 14th century, it fell to James IV’s invading Scots army in 1513, immediately before their catastrophic […] More

  • Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

    Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1PP

    Discover Sunderland’s fascinating history all in one place…the city’s first ever museum, which opened its doors back in 1810! With a collection dating back to 1846 there are plenty of surprises in store for visitors to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Perhaps the most famous object of all is Wallace the Lion. Wallace was part […] More

  • Binchester Roman Fort (April – October)

    Binchester, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8DJ

    Binchester Roman Fort gives you an insight into what life was like for the Romans in County Durham. Explore the exceptionally well-preserved remains of not just one but two bath-houses. One lies inside the fort and has one of the most intact hypocaust (underfloor) heating systems in the whole of Britain. The protective structure over […] More

  • Chopwell Woods

    Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE39 1LT

    Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem, set right on the fringe of Gateshead. Miles of paths allow fantastic access, walking and cycling into the heart of this fascinating woodland. As well as walking and cyclcing, Chopwell is also great for Horse Riding, Orienteering and Geocaching. […] More

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    Causey Arch

    Causey Arch, Causey Road, Stanley, NE16 5EJ

    The world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge stands high above a wooded gorge. The arch spans over 100ft,stands 80ft tall and beneath it runs Causey Burn. If you stand under the archway it sounds as though the water is running above your head! Ralph Wood, a local master mason, built the arch in 1725-26 […] More

  • Broom House Farm

    Broom House Farm, Witton Gilbert, Durham, DH7 6TR

    Broom House offers Durham’s most exciting action packed fun family day out. Follow the nature trails, attempt the woodland challenges…climb the towers, whizz down the slide, fly along the zip wire and dare to enter the tunnels. There’s something for all ages. Enter the forest, choose your path and use your instincts to explore the […] More

  • Washington Wetland Centre

    WWT Washington, Pattinson, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8LE

    Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Walk with a warden, bug hunt or tour the duckery. You’ll also see colourful flamingos and the rarest goose in the world! Get set for 103 adventure-filled acres of wildlife. Spend some quality time with our beautiful ducks and geese, discover new wildlife […] More

  • Hancock Museum

    Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

    The Hancock or The Great North Museum to use its official title is one of two museums situated in the heart of Newcastle City Centre and is a must for everyone. It was opened as the Hancock way back in 1884 and then renamed the Hatton Gallery in 1925 before being renamed again as the […] More

  • Seven Stories

    30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

    Seven Stories was founded as a charity in 1996 by Elizabeth Hammill OBE and Mary Briggs OBE. They recognised that Britain needed an institution whose mission was to collect, champion and celebrate its children’s literature. They believed that it should be founded in a place where it could make a real difference to the children […] More

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    Durham Cathedral

    The College, Durham DH1 3EH

    Set on a rocky promontory next to the Castle, with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable to travelers on the East Coast railway line. The Community of Cuthbert arrived in Durham from Lindisfarne in 995 and built an Anglo-Saxon cathedral. In […] More

  • Durham Botanic Garden

    Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3TN

    Durham University’s 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year. Wander through the alpine garden, winter garden, bamboo grove, glass […] More

  • National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

    Jackson Dock, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS24 0XZ

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool is the perfect place for a family adventure as you journey to an authentic 18th century seaport and the spectacular HMS Trincomalee.  Travel back in time and take in the 18th century seaport and its beautiful waterside setting. See how tradesmen like tailors, printers and instrument makers […] More

  • Life Science Centre

    Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon, Tyne NE1 4EP

    Life Science Centre is not like a museum where you’ll only find stuff in cases and be expected to look and not touch. At Life Science Centre, you’re encouraged to get stuck in: explore, create and have fun – whatever your age. Our friendly Science Explainers are always on-hand to answer questions – just look […] More

  • The Alnwick Garden

    Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

    The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most ambitious new gardens. The Duchess of Northumberland’s vision for a forgotten plot is now a truly 21st century experience full of imagination, inspiration and fun. Designed by Jacques and Peter Wirtz, The Garden is a wonderful combination of spaces, themes, quirkiness and play. From the tranquility […] More

  • Finchale Priory

    Finchale Priory, Finchale Avenue, Framwellgate Moor, County Durham, DH1 5SH

    On the banks of the River Wear, in a beautiful wooded setting, stand the extensive remains of Finchale Priory. It was founded in 1196 on the site of the hermitage of St Godric, a retired sailor and merchant, who settled here after a life of adventure and travel. The priory was an outpost of Durham […] More

  • Rising Sun Country Park

    Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SS

    The Rising Sun Country Park is a green oasis of 162 hectares, set in the heart of North Tyneside. Boasting a nature reserve with ponds, woodlands and extensive grasslands; a farm and Countryside Centre, the site is a haven for wildlife and an ideal place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Admission is free. […] More

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    Jesmond Dene Park

    Jesmond Dene Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon, Tyne NE7 7DA

    Jesmond Dene is a wonderful, historic park in the heart of suburban Newcastle. The Dene is formed from the Ouseburn’s steep-sided, wooded valley which is a peaceful haven for residents, visitors and wildlife alike. Located between Jesmond, Heaton and South Gosforth, the dene is easily accessible via all forms of transport. Pets’ Corner is a popular, […] More

  • Path Head Water Mill

    Path Head, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 4SP

    The Water WheelRecovered from Guyzance Mill in 1994 it was stored and refurbished in the stables at City Farm before it was installed in our restored wheel pit at Path Head in 1997, ready for the mill opening in March 1998. His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, who donated the wheel, officially opened the mill […] More

  • Segedunum Roman Fort

    Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, NE28 6HR

    In AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the North. The result was Hadrian’s Wall, a 73 mile barrier stretching from the River Tyne in the east to the Solway Firth in the west. Segedunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, […] More

  • Victoria Tunnel

    53-55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

  • Beamish Museum

    Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

  • Millennium Bridge

    Gateshead Quays South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

    Opened for the public in 2001 the Millennium Bridge or the “Blinking Eye” is a pedestrian and cyclist tilting bridge spanning the River Tyne between Gateshead and Newcastle. If you are travelling by car, South Shore road car park is the best one to park at. You can find up to date prices and information […] More

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    Heddon on the Wall

    Hexham Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, NE15 0ED

    Most of Hadrian’s Wall from the outskirts of Newcastle as far as turret 33b further west lies under the Military Road, built in the aftermath of the Jacobite uprising of 1745. At Heddon, though, for a short distance the road turns slightly north, and stretches of Hadrian’s Wall 220 metres long and of the Wall-ditch […] More

  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Pier Road, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4BZ

    Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne, it dominates the headland. With its 2000 year history and beautiful views it is the perfect location for a family fun day out. A popular spot […] More

  • St Paul’s Monastery

    Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3DY

    St Paul’s Monastery, with its twin, St Peter’s at Wearmouth, Sunderland, was one of Europe’s most influential centres of learning and culture in the 7th and 8th centuries. The remains standing today are from the medieval monastery, re-established in the 11th century. Part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery survives today, however, as the chancel of St […] More

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    Allen Banks and Staward Gorge

    near Ridley Hall, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7BP

    With its deep gorge, created by the River Allen, and the largest area of ancient semi-natural woodland in Northumberland, this 250-hectare (617-acre) site provides the perfect setting for an adventure. Largely created by Susan Davidson, Allen Banks has become a fantastic home for flora, fauna and fungi. It is also well known for its carpet […] More

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    Cragside

    Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX

    Enter the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age. Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets – most of them still working. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest […] More

  • Wallington

    Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR

    Gifted to you by Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, Socialist MP and ‘illogical Englishman’, our 13,000-acre estate has something for everyone. Visit the impressive home of Sir Charles and discover more about this remarkable man and his unconventional family.  You can explore the history of Northumberland in huge pre-Raphaelite paintings around the Central Hall or take time to discover […] More

  • Seaton Delaval Hall

    The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE26 4QR

    Seaton Delaval may have been one of the architect Sir John Vanbrugh’s smallest country houses; but it was home to the larger than life Delaval family. The house and surrounding landscape were in keeping with the style expected in Georgian society, yet behind the formality lies a story of theatrical mischief. Known as the ‘Gay […] More

  • Washington Old Hall

    The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 7LE

    At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War. The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family took their surname […] More

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    Gibside

    Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE16 6BG

    Gibside is one of a few surviving 18th-century designed landscapes and was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ‘wow’ moments. The estate, commissioned by coal baron George Bowes, offers a glimpse into the past and the compelling story of heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of modern […] More

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    St Nicholas Cathedral

    St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF

    Situated in the ancient Heart of the City, the area around Newcastle Cathedral and the Castle form the medieval core of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Church of England Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle. As the “mother church” of the Diocese, who exist to support the Bishop’s mission, and teaching and pastoral […] More

  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

    Gateshead Quays South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

    Whether you’re visiting the North East for the first time or have lived here forever then Baltic is one of those places that will leave you with another dose of beautiful culture. Home to 2,600 square metres of art space, it is the UK’s largest contemporary art institution and has welcomed seven million visitors since […] More