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  • Bowes Railway

    Springwell Village, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7QJ

    Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section was designed by George Stephenson and opened on 17 January 1826, making it one of the world’s first modern railways. It was 15 miles long when completed in 1855. […] More

  • Air Trail

    Tees Barrage Intl White Water Centre, Tees Barrage Way, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS18 2QW

  • High Force Waterfall

    Forest in Teesdale, Middleton, County Durham, DL12 0QG

    High Force is an incredible sight at any time of the year, however the Winter months can be when you are able to see it at its most powerful, especially after heavy rainfall when it flows with tremendous force.  If we have had a prolonged period of severe cold, you might even be lucky enough […] More

  • Falconry Days

    Lady Hill Farm, Simonburn, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3EE

  • Hall Hill Farm

    Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, County Durham, DH7 0TA

  • Go Ape

    Matfen Hall Hotel, Matfen Near Hexham near, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE20 0RH

  • 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

  • Alnwick Castle

    Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NG

    Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. The castle’s rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpower plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England’s most celebrated knight, Harry […] 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

  • Heaton Park

    Heaton Park View, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5JA

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort

    Near Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 6NN

    Witness the stunning views, explore natural wilderness and become immersed in the history while visiting Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort. Hadrian’s Wall, an epic structure, kept the unwanted out and the welcome safe. Making use of the natural Whin Sill escarpment, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Roman Empire’s best-maintained outpost in northern Europe.  […] More

  • 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

  • Cherryburn

    Station Bank, Mickley Square, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7DD

    This unassuming Northumbrian farmstead is the birthplace of famous artist and naturalist Thomas Bewick. Bewick is perhaps Northumberland’s greatest artist: a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England. Set in a tranquil garden with views across the Tyne Valley, Cherryburn is surrounded by the natural world that inspired his work. Discover […] More

  • 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

  • Hall Hill Farm

    Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0TA

    Set in the beautiful rolling hills of County Durham, Hall Hill Farm is an award winning mixed farm of 290 hectares – a great day out for children and schools with loads of great things to do and see. There are an abundance of things to do at this farm to keep the kids happy […] 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