Latest stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Victoria Tunnel

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Penshaw Monument

    Chester Road, Penshaw, Tyne & Wear, DH4 7NJ

    On top of Penshaw Hill sits the Earl of Durham’s Monument. Better known as the Penshaw Monument, this 70 foot high monument is a replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens and can be seen for miles around. It is considered to be Wearside’s most beloved landmark, even appearing on the badge of Sunderland Football […] 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