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  • Rainton Meadows

    Durham Wildlife Trust, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU

    Rainton Meadows is an excellent network of accessible pathways linking viewing areas that look across the lakes and wetlands, with areas of grassland and woodland completing the habitats on site. Although a relatively new site Rainton Meadows has developed into a significant area for wildlife over the last 20 years. The wetlands and grasslands support […] 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

  • 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

  • Hamsterley Forest

    Bedburn, Hamsterley, DL13 3NL

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest.  From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy. If you fancy a peaceful wander through the trees, Hamsterley’s extensive network of trails and paths provides the perfect […] 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

  • 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

  • Saltwell Park

    East Park Rd, Gateshead, NE9 5AX

    Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park and a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. Its historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain’s Best Park. Relax and unwind in the beautiful green space; bring the […] 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

  • 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

  • Watergate Forest Park

    Whickham Highway, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, NE9 7EQ

    Watergate Forest Park is located on the site of the former Watergate colliery. Following reclamation work in the 1990’s the site has been transformed and now provides a haven for wildlife and a great recreational site for visitors. A series of trails and paths take you through woodland, around the lake and through wildflower meadows. […] More

  • Heaton Park

    Heaton Park View, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5JA

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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

  • Bessie Surtees House

    41 – 44 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JF

    The two buildings now known as Bessie Surtees House stand on a stretch of Newcastle riverfront that has been used as a quayside since Roman times, when the first bridge was built over the Tyne. By the 16th century the commercial importance of the area was well established and many prominent merchants owned property here. […] More

  • 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

  • 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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    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

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    Bill Quay Community Farm

    Hainingwood Terrace, Bill Quay, Gateshead, NE10 0UE

    Bill Quay Farm is a small farm with plenty of animals both indoors and outdoors for all of the family to enjoy. It is a member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust meaning you can see rare breeds of Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Chicken, Ducks and Geese. Bill Quay Farm is a treasured green space on […] More