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  • North Shields Fish Quay - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Newcastle Rooftops in Snow - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Dunstanburgh Castle- Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Angel of the North - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Alnwick Castle - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Lindisfarne Castle - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Kielder Viaduct - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Deadwater - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Henrietta Street and 199 steps - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Saltburn Donkeys - Saltwell Beach - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Tees Transporter Bridge - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Blyth Harbour - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Cardinal Hume - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • High Level Bridge - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Bamburgh Beach - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Bamburgh Castle - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Roll of Dice Bamburgh - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Sycamore Gap, Hadrian Wall - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • The Strawberry Pub, Newcastle - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Millennium Bridge Newcastle - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Seaham Lighthouse - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Hartlepool Headland - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Flora Jane, Staithes - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Barn Owl - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Little Rabbit - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Seahouses - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Newcastle Town Moor - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England
  • Ullswater - Beautiful North East England - Visiting North East England

Local Artists Portray Beautiful North East England

Beautiful North East England – Through the Eyes of Our Talented Local Artists

What follows is a collection of artwork from people living in and around beautiful North East England.  Please read the introduction and click on the tabs to access the artwork.

We are delighted to feature some wonderful paintings and photography from Artists across our Beautiful North East England.   We want to say a massive thank you for all those who took part.  I hope you, the reader will take your time to look through the whole collection because they are simply lovely.

We have organised the artwork into tabulated sections so you can simply click and view without having to scroll too far down the page.

Thank you for visiting, we are delighted to share these great works showing our beautiful North East England off at its best.

Happy browsing!

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Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne (Holy Island)  Image taken during low tide at Holy Island which allows safe passage across the causeway. Holy Island is a magically calm place which  allows you to “get away from it all” You can find Lindisfarne Castle Here

The Angel of the North

The sculpture that sits overlooking the A1 welcomes all new comers to the North-East of England. Designed by Antony Gormley, the sculpture is a beautiful addition to any list of must do things in the North-East of England. You can find The Angel of The North Here

Alnwick Castle

Stone lions guard the entrance to Alnwick castle, better know as the location of Hogwart’s in the Harry Potter films. Visitors are guaranteed a fantastic opportunity to immerse themselves in the Gardens in addition to the beauty of the Castle and it’s grounds.         You can find Alnwick Castle Here

North Shields Fish Quay : Newcastle rooftops : Dunstanburgh Castle by The North of England Art Club

About The North of England Art Club:  The North of England Art Club has over sixty members who paint together and share an interest in the visual arts. We are based in studios at The Newcastle Arts Centre in Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If you live in the North East and think you might like to join us, contact us through our website www.northofenglandartclub.co.uk If you are interested in local history through artists’ eyes why not visit our special exhibition on the subject of “COAL”

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle from Eric Freer’s sketch book. There are marvellous sites on the North East Coast for a day’s sketching out of doors with members of NoEAC.   You can find Dunstanburgh Castle Here

North Shields Fish Quay

North Shields Fish Quay by Ken Ayre this acrylic painting captures the industry of the Fish Quay. There is much for an artist to be inspired by in a walk from the quayside along the pier to the Mouth of the Tyne.   You can find North Shields Fish Quay Here

Newcastle Rooftops in The Snow

Newcastle rooftops in the snow by Harry Bell. The magnificent bridges over the Tyne offer unusual views of the city to inspire our artists.

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island : Kielder Viaduct: Deadwater Fell from Kielder Forest – by Judith Appleby

About Judith Appleby: The wild hills of North Northumberland, Kielder Forest and reservoir, the castles, and coastline from Lindisfarne to Tynemouth are subjects for local artist Judy Appleby. Judy paints in acrylics and sells only originals at affordable prices. Reproductions of her work are only available in her limited edition signed book “Northumberland Landscapes”. Judy’s studio is at The Biscuit Tin in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a selection of her paintings are on show nearby at The Biscuit Factory gallery. Visit her website www.jaarti.com for further details and on-line galleries showing all work currently for sale.”

 

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island. (in private collection) My paintings of Lindisfarne and other Northern Castles have led me to develop a unique style through emphasising the relationship of the buildings with landform. The strong geometry connects the building with its rocky outcrop site. You can find Lindisfarne Castle Here

Kielder Viaduct

Kielder Viaduct (owned by John The Clerk Wetherspoons at Cramlington) I have painted the stunning landscape of Kielder Water and high up in the surrounding hills and forest tracks. These views can be enjoyed from the lovely walk that encompasses Kielder and Bakethin Reservoirs. You can find Kielder Viaduct Here

Deadwater Fell from Kielder Forest

Deadwater Fell from Kielder Forest (on view upstairs with 15 of my Northumberland landscape paintings at St Mary’s Inn Stannington) From the top of Deadwater Fell you can see as far as Edinburgh to the North and South over Keilder Forest and the Northumberland National Park. I try to paint the way landscapes feel and are remembered with the emphasis on strong patterns of structures and bands of forestry. You can find Kielder Forest Here

Henrietta Street & 199 Steps’: Saltburn Donkeys : The Transporter Bridge – by Rita Readman

About Rita Readman: Rita was born in Teesside and has lived there all her life. From a very early age she was happiest being creative, drawing, painting and dressmaking. She attended Middlesbrough College of Art for 3 years but is partly self taught too. When family commitments eased, Rita taught calligraphy, drawing & painting at the Redcar F.E., until retiring 5 years ago. Some years earlier she took up stained glass work to add to her skills, and this has influenced her painting and the ‘Bright Lights’ series was born, which has become very popular. Rita also paints in watercolour and acrylic.

 

Henrietta Street & 199 Steps

We often visit Whitby, and this street on the East cliff leads to Fortune’s smoked kippers (which I love) and the pier. I always take my camera on such trips to take interesting scenes or images to paint later. I saw these figure walking back down Henrietta St. and my painting was soon created. You can find Henrietta Street Here

Saltburn Donkeys

Two years ago I took photos of the donkeys on Saltburn beach with a view to painting them in watercolour or acrylics. Well it just didn’t happen, and I came across my photo a couple of weeks ago and thought why not a ‘Brights’ donkey painting; and this is the result. You can find Saltburn Beach Here

Tees Transporter Bridge

The Bridge has just reopened again after a £4m revamp, so we just had to have a ride on it again. Painted in my ‘Bright Lights’ style. I love using strong bright colours. So vibrant. This painting is sold, but limited edition prints are available. You can find the Tees Transporter Bridge Here

High Level Bridge: Old Jetties at Battleship Wharf : Statue of Cardinal Hume – by Chris Trew

About Chris Trew: I have been using toy and vintage film cameras for six years now. My first toy camera was a Holga – a plastic-lensed Chinese beast that is beautiful in its simplicity, whereas my vintage Soviet cameras offer a world of over-engineered, clunky technology. The use of “expired” film often introduces unexpected, random vivid colours and all this adds to the uncertainty and delayed gratification that analogue photography offers. I organise a photo walk on the first Sunday of each month, details of which can be found on our Facebook page “Analogue Photography Newcastle”. Newcomers are very welcome – we’ll lend you a camera!

High Level Bridge

I took this photo on 120 slide film in my trusty Holga. It was taken at night, so I had to guess how long to hold the shutter open. Cross-processing the slide film gave me a completely unexpected beautiful blue tint. You can find the High Level Bridge Here

Old Jetties at Battleship Wharf

Taken with a 1970s Hanimex camera using 110 film that expired in 2008. I paid the princely sum of 99p for the camera and the film came with it. The mysterious purple marks suggest that the film wasn’t in peak condition!You can find Battleship Wharf Here

Statue of Cardinal Hume

127 film was once very popular but production finally ceased in 2013. I love the colour tone that this film offers but I’m now down to my last few rolls so I’m using it sparingly. This shot was taken using a 1950s Italian “Bencini Comet” camera.. You can find the Statue of Cardinal Hume Here

Bamburgh Castle: Roll of the Dice : Bamburgh Beach – by Carolyn Farthing-Dunn

About Carolyn Farthing-Dunn: Married with a son. I live in Consett, Co. Durham. Been taking photos since I was a teenager. Favourite subjects are action shots of birds and sunsets/sunrises. My favourite places for photography is Northumberland and the Lakes. I enjoy walking and travelling. Last year we travelled across America along old Route 66. Amazing experience and was also able to take some amazing photographs.

 

Bamburgh Beach

A Walk to the Castle. My favourite place, Bamburgh. No matter what time of day you walk on this beach, you always feel like your the only one there. That’s my son and our dog, taken during a holiday last year.You can find Bamburgh Beach Here

Roll of the Dice

Roll of the Dice. Again, taken at Bamburgh during another holiday. Ive taken a lot of photos of these dice at various times of the year and day, rocks aren’t always visible and the red paint takes on a different tint. You can find Roll of the Dice Here

Bamburgh Castle

Cricket Anyone?  Bamburgh. I just can’t get enough of the place. I saw the game being played as we drove past from a day out. I just thought it looked terribly British and just had to stop. Perfect photo opportunity, not to be passed up. You can find Bamburgh Castle Here

The Strawberry Pub: Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall: Millenium Bridge – by North East Art Collective

About North East Art Collective: We are a unique art & design gallery in the Eldon Garden, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We showcase and sell the work of over 145 LOCAL artist and designers, with over 2000 pieces of art, including original oils & acrylics, photography, ceramics, textiles, bespoke furniture, glass and much much more! Make sure you leave plenty of time for your visit-there is lots to see!

 

The Strawberry Pub

The iconic local right next door to St James Park.  You can find The Strawberry Pub Here

Sycamore Gap

The infamous ‘Robin Hood Tree’ from the movie ‘Robin, Prince of Thieves’. This can be found on the way to Hadrians Wall, in the beautiful Northumberland landscape.  You can find Sycamore Gap Here

Millenium Bridge

This photograph shows the stunning bridge in the evening-a must see if you are visiting this amazing city!   You can find the Millenium Bridge Here

Storm at Seaham Lighthouse: Hartlepool Headland: Flora Jane, Staithes – by Sue Nichol

About Sue Nichol: My paintings are of places I know very well and visit over and over again, both literally and imaginatively. I am attracted to the ‘edges of the land’ including our fabulous and varied coastline as well as the rocky edges to be found throughout the British landscape. My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models. They have a unique shape that reflects their Viking heritage, being clinker built with a rounded belly, flat stern and pointed bow. They are a challenge to paint but mine have all been pronounced sea worthy by the local fishermen. A great compliment indeed. I find constant inspiration in the sea in all its moods and it is a subject to which I am invariably drawn, striving always to capture its movement and strength, which I find both fascinating and frightening.

 

Storm At Seaham Lighthouse

I love to capture the strength and mood of the North sea, the stormier the better. I hope you can feel the spray in your face when viewing this piece.   You can find Seaham Lighthouse Here

Hartlepool Headland

I was born in Hartlepool and although I no longer live their I am still inspired the area and often re visit, even if sometimes only in my imagination. This painting was a commission done for two other Hartlepool exiles.  You can find Hartlepool Headland Here

Flora Jane, Staithes

I love to paint the fishing boats of the North East coast, the cobles and double enders which are unique to the area. They are challenge to paint but one I relish.  You can find Flora Jane, Staithes Here

Barn Owl: Little rabbit : – by Rebecca Vose

About Rebecca Vose:I am a self-taught artist living in Northumberland. I was born in Ashington but grew up in the Scottish borders and then moved around the UK finally settling again in Northunberland. I specialise in graphite pencil animal and pet drawings and portraits. I have enjoyed drawing from a very early age but only started to focus more on my artwork within the last 5 years. I work to commission and independently creating artwork of the animals and wildlife we find around us here in the UK. I draw portraits from photographs of the subject. My website shows my previous drawings and hosts a shop with prints of my original artworks as well as various merchandise featuring my work.

 

Barn Owl

This is a pencil drawing that I created of a barn owl owned by Riverside Falconry. I came across them when I put out a request for photographs featuring wildlife including owls. John Kirtley was kind enough to let me have the use of his photographs featuring his magnificent birds of prey and I instantly fell in love with the photo of his barn owl. The photograph this was taken from was taken at Newburn Riverside Park, Newcastle upon Tyne by Riverside Falconry.

Little Rabbit

This ‘little rabbit’ was photographed on a piece of grass land next to the railway track not far from our house. I wanted to draw more of the wildlife living in Britain but especially within the north east and when I captured this little one I knew I had to draw it. The photograph that this was taken from was taken on grassland on Westmoorland Way, Cramlington.

 

Seahouses: Newcastle Town Moor: Ullswater – by Mark Innes

About Mark Innes: Mark is local photographer, who takes beautiful photographs of the North East, mainly around Newcastle where he is based.  He has a wonderful collection of great photography taken across the world.  He has been known to shoot the odd wedding and fashion shoot, so his talents are many!

 

Seahouses

Wonderful shot of seahouse, capturing the rainbow and reflection.   You can find Seahouses Here

Newcastle Town Moor

Capturing the beauty of the Town Moor at night, bringing out the vibrant colours against the night sky.   You can find Newcastle Town Moor Here

Ullswater

Fabulous image of Ullswater catching the beauty and the scope of the lake at dusk.   You can find Ullswater Here

The Bandstand: Roker Park – by Louis McDonough

About Louis McDonough: Louis is definitely displaying his talent at an early age.  At only five he has already began featuring work from the wonderful North East England, beginning in his home City of Sunderland.  

 

The Bandstand, Roker Park

5 Year old Louis displays his wonderful artwork of The Bandstand, Roker Park, in the Spring.  We think he’s onto a winner!    You can find Roker Park Here

 

 

 

 

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Places To Visit In Durham

Places To Visit In Durham

Historical with Beautiful Countryside, and a Host of Fabulous Places to Visit in Durham

Keeper’s Cafe

North East England Tourists - Places To Visit In DurhamKeeper’s Cafe: your new favourite place to enjoy homemade food, delicious cakes and find the perfect 
 keepsake for you, your loved one and your home. As a mother & daughter team our focus is to create a family friendly place to eat, play and buy that special keepsake. In our lovely café you can treat yourself to homemade food, a delicious cake 
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High Force Waterfall

High Force Waterfall Places To Visit In Durham

 

High Force Waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty .  River Tees and the waterfall form the historic county boundary between County Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.High Force Waterfall on the River Tees, Near  the area of Middleton-in-Teesdale,   making the  journey to see this  Waterfall, an amazing scenic trek.  READ MORE

 

 

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum Places To Visit In Durham

 

The Bowes Museum is a fantastic French château originally owned by John and Josephine Bowes built in the 19th Century.  The house originally was created to showcasee collections of fine art which were of international interest.    READ MORE

 

 

 

The Old Paper Mill

North East England Tourists Places To Visit In Durham

 

Bijou, beautifully renovated former paper mill in the heart of the Derwent Valley. Ideal for couples (with room for a travel cot or child’s bed). This charming detached stone building, nestled in woodland, dates back to the mid 1700’s and is perfectly placed for exploring the Derwent and Tyne Valley,and the cities of Newcastle (10 miles) and Durham. With easy access to Beamish Museum, Tanfield Railway, Hadrians Wall and the well known market towns of Hexham and neighbouring Corbridge, with their art galleries, cafes and host of country shops.  READ MORE

 

 

Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum - places to visit in Durham

 

Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum, is a living museum, located in Beamish, near the town of Stanley, County Durham, England. The museum was create to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England. Beamish Museum is a great place for you and your children to have a feel of what life was like in the early 20th Century   READ MORE

 

 

Crook Hall

Crook Hall - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England - places to visit in durham

 

Just  off  the A691. less than a mile from the centre of Durham City stands the medieval manor of Crook Hall which is set in rural landscape gardens. The original Crook Hall was built around 1286 on lands belonging to Sydgate Manor. In the early years of the 14th century the property was eventually named after the owner, Peter de Croke.  Only the great hall and a screen passage remain from that early medieval building   READ MORE

 

 

Diggerland

Diggerland - Places to Visit in Durham

 

Truly a day out with a difference, Diggerland is the perfect Easter Day out, for boys and girls as well as mums and dads.   There is a host of rides and activities which give great value for money.  Not only can you explore the Diggerland park, you can also buy into one of their experiences.  READ MORE

 

 

Tanfield Railway

Tanfield Railway - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England - places to visit in durham

Durham

 

The Tanfield Railway line runs between Gateshead and Co. Durham. The line runs for some 4.8 kilometers between the southern terminus based at East Tanfield, Co. Durham to the northern terminus which is situated at Sunniside in Gateshead. The main station is located near to the Marley Hill engine shed, at St Andrew’s house. It is said that the railway is oldest working railway in the world. The railway was built to be a coal transporter from Co. Durham to the Tyne and then onto the docks for transportation  READ MORE

 

 

Adventure Valley

adventure valley - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England - Places to Visit in Durham

Adventure Valley is a  great farm attraction based inbetween Chester-le-Street and Durham City.  With lots for kids and kids at heart to see and do, its a great way to spend a day out.   With go-karts and lots of outdoor play equipment, including climbing frames, slides and swings, the kids will have great fun at Adventure Valley.   There are giant sandpits and with jumping pillows, there is lots to do here.  Definitely a way to work off all that energy!    READ MORE

 

 

Durham Tees Valley

Durham Tees Valley Airport - Places to visit in Durham

 

Durham Tees Valley Airport is going up in the world.  With destinations across the globe, this landmark airport can get you to where you need to be all from the convenience of being local to the North East.   With flights to the USA, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Dubai, UAE and Los Angeles and many more you do not want to miss out.  READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Places to visit in Teesside

Great places to visit in Teesside

Splash Leisure and Activity Centre

Places to Visit in Teesside - SplashSplash is a busy vibrant leisure centre and gym, and must be included when considering places to visit in Teesside.  There is lots going on for all the family.  Their offers include, swimming, dancing, karate, wrestling, ju jitsu, table tennis and mini soccer to name but a few.  Based in Stockton upon Tees, open every day, with a range of membership options.  READ MORE

 

 

Head of Steam Railway Museum

Places to Visit in Teesside -  Railway Museum

The Head of Steam Railway Museum, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, first opened in 1975, and is housed within the North Road Station built in 1842.
This railroad museum has exhibits which are devoted to the area formly served by the North Eastern Railway and  the railway industry of Darlington,  and also focuses particularly on the  Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world’s first steam powered passenger railway and one of the great historical places to visit in Teesside.  READ MORE

 

MIMA – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Places to Visit in Teesside -  mima

Mima was formerly opened in January 2007.  It was created in partnership with  Teesside University.   Previously this was known as the Cleveland Gallery, which closed in 2003, while the Mima gallery was being constructed.   The Mima Gallery houses an education suite, as well as the gallery.  There is also a cafe bar, shop and roof terrace where visitors can relax and browse.

The centre has hosted numerous exhibitions in its gallery and has its own wonderful collection of fine and applied art from early 18th Century.  The collections are not constantly displayed, being brought out during the programme of exhibitions.   READ MORE

 

Tees Transporter Bridge

Places to Visit in Teesside -  Tees Transporter BridgeThe  Tees Transporter bridge was inspired in 1872 when Charles Smith, Manager of the Hartlepool Iron Works, submitted a scheme to Middlesbrough Corporation. to cross  the River Tees.  The scheme was not pursued and following a 1907 Act of Parliament the Bridge was built by Sir William Arrol & Co of Glasgow at a cost of£68,026 6s 8d, between 1910 and 1911,  replacing the steam ferry services.  The opening ceremony was performed on 17 October 1911 by Prince Arthur of Connaught. The bridge was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers‘ highest honour in December 1993.   and in 1985, the historical importance was also recognised by its listing as a Grade II.  READ MORE

 

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cooks Birthplace Museum - Places to Visit in Teesside -

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, which is open to the public,  is located in Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, which covers over 120 acres,  two lakes and woodlands.  It is one of three institutions run by theMiddlesbrough Museum & Gallery Service along with the Dorman Museum and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art .

Captain Cook Birthplace  museum opened in 1978, the 250th anniversary of the birth in the same spot of British naval explorer and circumnavigator, Captain James Cook.  READ MORE

 

Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall - Places to Visit in Teesside - Ormesby Hall  a Grade I listed building, is a predominantly 18th-century mansion house completed in 1754.  This is s situated in Ormesby, only three miles from Middlesbrough, in the north-east of England.  The home of the Pennyman family,  dating back to 1600, the property has been much modernised, and  now described as a “classic Georgian mansion”, it comprises a main residential block and an adjacent stable block. The stable block housed the horses of Cleveland Police Mounted Section until their disbandment in December 2013.  Steeped in history, this beautiful Hall is a must do in your places to visit in Teesside.   READ MORE

 

 Middlesbrough FC Riverside Stadium

Places to Visit in Teesside -  Riverside StadiumThe Middlesbrough FC Riverside Stadium, is home to Middlesbrough AFC… READ MORE

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Places To Visit In Tyne and Wear

Places To Visit In Tyne and Wear

A Selection of Places To Visit in Tyne and Wear

Upside Down Presents

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear - North East England Tourists

Nestled in the heart of Newcastle NE1 Quayside district, sandwiched in between the Castle and the Tyne Bridge, (one of the most cultural places to visit in Tyne and Wear)  is the unique UpSide Down Presents, 61 Side to be precise.

Offering local gifts, magnets, postcards, mugs, tea-towels, candles and more – as well as highly originalgreeting cards and other keepsakes and rare bits and bobs you just have to have.

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Bessie Surtees House

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear -Bessie Surtees House - Visiting North East EnglandHoused on bustling Newcastle Quayside, Bessie Surtees House consists of two merchant’s houses.  Bessie Surtees House is a great find and one of the most historical places to visit in Tyne and Wear.  The houses are grade 1 listed buildings which have been owned and maintained by English Heritage since 1989.  The buildings (addresses were originally nos 41 and 44 Sandhill)  are very rare; built in Jacobean times (The reign of King James 1).  Bessie Surtees house is famous because the lady the house is named after eloped with John Scott a coal merchants son, who eventually became the Lord Chancellor of England.   John Scott, became Lord Eldon, when he entered the House of Lords in 1799 READ MORE

 

Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear - Silksworth Sports ComplexSilksworth was a small mining community in Sunderland, although most of the links back to a vibrant mining community have all but disappeared.   It now proudly boasts the  Silksworth Sports Complex, which is a must go to venue for visitors to North East England.  With  3 dry ski-slopes, for all you skiing enthusiasts to practice, 2 lakes which are brilliant for anyone who wants to while away the hours fishing, a lovely picnic area, and for the kids an adventure playground, as well as a skating park.    For the more sportier there is an athletics track, tennis courts,  soccer and hockey pitches.  READ MORE

Centre for Life – Science Centre

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear - Science Centre

All areas of the Science Centre including major exhibitions, the planetarium, 4D Motion Ride and Science Theatreare included in the Science Centre ticket. Special events may have separate pricing; visit the What’s On page for details. Food and drinks are sold separately in the cafes.

Buying tickets

Want a Science Centre ticket? Buy your tickets from Science Centre reception on the day of your visit. Online booking not available.    READ MORE

 

Wet and Wild

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear - Wet and WildKids and Adults will have lots of fun at Wet and Wild, with brilliant slides and water fun, with features for all ages. It seems like this great attraction has been entertaining the people of the North East of England for ever!  But it’s still never lost it’s wide appeal.   There is something for all the family and it’s a perfect day out over the Holidays.  Check the timetable for opening times, and with prices from £2.95 it’s not to be missed.  READ MORE

 

 

The Biscuit Factory

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear - The biscuit factorySituated just outside of Newcastle City Centre, the Biscuit Factory, is hosting a Spring Exhibition over the Easter Holidays.  The exhibition actually begins in early March and runs until May.  As well as seeing the exhibition, the Biscuit Factory is an unusual place to visit, offering afternoon tea, or lunch, visitors can eat in the Factory Kitfchen, or the Artisan, headed by Andrew Wilkinson who was voted North East Chef of the year.  READ MORE

 

 

St Marys Island

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear - St Marys IslandBuilt in 1898, St Marys Island is a prominent and important historical landmark to see when visiting North East England.  The lighthouse was in use until 1984 and was a beacon for sailors and travellers on the stormy and unpredictable North Sea.  It is now a visitors centre, owned and maintained by North Tyneside Council.   READ MORE

 

 

 

Animal Handling at For Paws

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear -North East England Tourists

 

Every half term at For Paws, Gosforth, we host wonderful animal handling events.   We regularly open our doors for people in the community to come in and see how wonderful our residents are!    Come along and meet some cracking animals including spring chicks, baby tortoises, baby guinea pigs, snakes, skinks, rabbits and many many more!      READ MORE

 

Gibside Country Estate

Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear -Gibside

 

Gibside is a country estate, hosting a beautiful landscaped garden, owned by the National Trust and nestling in the beautiful Derwent Valley.  The Derwent Valley can be found between Rowlands Gill and Burnopfield, in Tyne and Wear.    The National Trust acquired Gibside in 1965, it was previously owned by the Bowes-Lyon family.

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Some Great Little Gems for North East England Tourists

Some Special Delights for North East England Touristsshows and exhibitions - things to do at Easter in north east england

We love to shout about and highlight unusual places to visits or things to see for North East England Tourists.   One of the key missions of our site is to bring together great businesses which go the extra mile for North East England Tourists and the tourists themselves.  To that end, if you are a business which is geared up to give our visitors a great experience, then sign up now to get listed in our interactive directory. Alternatively, if you are a tourist and you would like to recommend a great experience for other North East England Tourists, then please leave a comment below.  We love to highlight recommendations!

Here are a selection of some of our listings especially for North East England Tourists:

For Paws Pet Shop

Spring Time For Paws - North East England TouristsBased in Gosforth near Newcastle upon Tyne, For Paws has created a great experience primarily targeted towards children, but will be equally novel for adults too.  Their selected workshops include some great facts and information about their animals, but also allows the children to safely handle the pets too.  Some of the pets include, chicks, baby tortoises, guinea pigs, snakes, rabbits and lots more. Events are usually in the school holidays, but check the website for more information.   Events usually last an hour and cost is around £5 per child.  Read More

 

The Old School

The Old School - North East England TouristsIf you haven’t found anywhere to stay yet, or you are one of our discerning North East England Tourists, looking to book this summer or beyond, then The Old School might well be just what you are looking for.  Based in the village of Scremerston, 3 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed and five minutes from the delightful Northumberland coast, it is an ideal base to explore the exquisite delights of Northumberland.   Read More

 

 

Upside Down Presents

this-side-up-down-LOGO - North East England TouristsThis great gift shop based in the Quayside area of Newcastle upon Tyne, is a great place to take back a memento of your visit to North East England.  Upside Down offers orginal greeting cards and local gifts, and other keepsakes.  A visit to the Quayside is a must when visiting Newcastle, so why not take a look at this great little shop when you are there.  Read More

 

 

Keeper’s Cafe

Keeper's Cafe - North East England TouristsYou can find Keeper’s Cafe just of the A692 at Dipton, Co. Durham.  It’s a great little find, and just the place to stop by to treat yourself to some great homemade food, while on your travels throughout North East England.  As well as great food, cakes and coffee, the Keeper’s Cafe, also offers keepsakes for North East England Tourists, in their gift shop and gallery. They offer handmade pieces by local artists and crafters, so you can get a genuine North East England memento to take home. Read More

 

The Old Paper Mill

The Old Paper Mill, Durham - North East England TouristsThis beautiful country retreat is one of our favourite listings, and is extremely popular.   A renovated former paper mill, which can be found in Derwent Valley, in Co. Durham.   It is perfectly placed to visit the surrounding tourist spots, in Durham, Derwent, the Tyne Valley, the North East Coast Northumberland.   To see the charm of this great cottage, you must see the brilliant video and gallery featured on our listing.  Read More

 

 

Bliss Gifts

Bliss Gifts - North East England TouristsSituated in the market town of Darlington, Co. Durham, this great unique Gift Shop offers, exclusive, stylish and affordable gifts for any occasion.  With a range of gifts, for babies, Weddings, including jewellry, handbags and accessories, this independent shop is a great place to buy a special gift for that special occasion.  Read More

 

 

 

North East England Tourists can find these venues easily by bookmarking our interactive map to track the direction and distances as you travel around North East England.

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Places to Visit in Northumberland

Great places to visit in Northumberland

 

The Old School

Places to Visit in Northumberland - The Old School You will need somewhere to stay when you are finding places to visit in Northumberland.  Well look no further, enjoy a relaxing stay in this stylishly renovated Victorian School. En-suite rooms, full breakfast and plenty to do and see nearby make this a popular destination for a short break or longer stay in historic Northumberland. Alongside the two en-suite letting rooms, guests use the old school hall as their lounge and breakfast room.
The Old School is the oldest property in the village of Scremerston, 3 miles south of Berwick-upon-Tweed and five minutes from the delightful Northumberland coast. READ MORE

Brockbushes Fruit Farm

Places to Visit in Northumberland - BrocksbushesBrocksbushes is a wonderful fruit farm and farm shop, based just outside of Corbridge, Northumberland.   If you want to treat yourself to quality farm produce, in a beautiful setting, then Brocksbushes must be on your list of places to visit in Northumberland.   This Easter Brocksbushes is hosting a number of Easter events for the kids.  With and Easter Egg Safari,  Animal Corner, and an Army Climbing Wall featuring on various dates across the Easter holidays.  Some of the activities are pre-bookable and you will need to be quick.  Check with the website for up-to-date availability.READ MORE

 

Hadrians Wall

Places to Visit in Northumberland - Hadrians WallThis Easter themed event, will help you and your family connect to the history of the Roman Era.  Based at the Hadrians Wall site in Corbridge Northumberland, this event is held over 4 days, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April.   Times are 11 am to 5 pm.   Meet a Roman Centurion and follow the easter themed treasure hunt, to discover chocolate prizes.  READ MORE

 

 

Embleton and Newton Links

Places to Visit in Northumberland - Embleton and Newton LinksEmbleton can be found situationed a mile away from the famous and beautiful Northumberland Coast Route.  Embleton bay is breathtaking and stretches for miles.   The beach is just stunning and is usually fairly quiet, very safe, and with lots of space and gorgeous views.   Dunstanburgh Castle heads up Embleton  Bay, which is a great historical site and a “must see”.  The Village is very historical and boasts a  12th Century Norman Church, which is a great feature to visit.bleton & Newton Links READ MORE

 

Belsay Castle and Hall

This gorgeous castle must top your places to visit in Northumberland list.  Belsay Places to Visit in Northumberland - Belsay CastleCastle is a  fine 14th century Medieval Castle situated in the village of Belsay, Northumberland approximately 5 miles from Ponteland on the A696 linking Newcastle and Jedburgh.READ MORE

 

 

Hexham Market

Places to Visit in Northumberland - Hexham MarketHexham Farmers’ Market takes place every second and fourth Saturday of the month, all through  winter hours so the market will run between 9am and 1.30pm. Expect some great winter veg, and  cheese producers, four meat producers providing you with rare breed pork, organic belted Galloway beef, organic lamb and mutton and a great range of sausages.READS MORE

 

 

Billy Shiels Boat Trip

Places to Visit in Northumberland - Billy Shiels Boat Trips

See the beautiful North East coastline on Billy Shiels Boat Trips which run from Seahouses to The Farne Islands.  This wonderful family run business has been hosting sea trips from Seahouses since 1918.    The fleet of 7 boats are all named “Glad Tidings”, a family tradition, and they also host  a high speed Rib called Ocean Explorer.READ MORE

 

 

Alnwick Castle

Places to Visit in Northumberland - Alnwick CastleThe current Duke of Northumberland and his family (the Percy Family) live in Alnwick Castle, but only occupy  part of it, and has been renovated by the present Duchess. The Alnwick castle is only open to the public throughout the summer. but still attracts thousands of visitors each year. READ MORE

 

 

Holy Island

Holy IslPlaces to Visit in Northumberland - holy islandand , a small island just a few miles off the coast of Bamburgh, is a wonderful place for a family day out. The island is home to a small picturesque village full of gift shops and tourist spots, including Lindisfarne Castle & Priory, and many other amazing historical spots. Holy Island carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls. READ MORE

 

 

Corbridge

Corbridge iPlaces to Visit in Northumberland - corbridges a small village in Northumberland between Hexham and Newcastle. The village is a beautiful place and is home to many quaint boutique shops, cafes and a well known pub.READ MORE

 

 

 

Keilder Water and Forest Park

KiePlaces to Visit in Northumberland - kielder water and forest park lder Water and Forest Park – If you’re looking for nature, sports, relaxation, activities, family fun or a romantic getaway, Kielder is the perfect place, it has something for everyone. You can take part in many activities in the facilities that are available, or you can explore the forest your way, on foot, on bike, or even take a drive around. READ MORE

 

 

Bamburgh Castle

Places to Visit in Northumberland - bamburgh castle

Enjoy a fantastic day out at Bamburgh Castle. The huge castle, situated on the Northumberland Coast, is a sight you can see from far away whilst driving through the winding roads into the beautiful town of Bamburgh , and it is a sight that will take your breath away.READ MORE

 

 

 

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Things to Do at Easter in North East England

Things to Do at Easter in North East England

Find Great Things To Do At Easter In North East England

Easter is fast approaching and we wanted to help you find some fun things to do at Easter as well as some great places to visit here in North East England.  We have included dates to cover all the school holidays in the region as well as the actual Easter weekend.  We set out to try to bring a variety of things to do at Easter from across the region and for all ages.   We’ve selected a few to report, and there are many more great things to do at Easter, in every part of the North East.  It would be great if you would comment at the bottom letting us and readers know about other great things to do at Easter in North East England.

You can find our own calendar of things to do at Easter here

1.  Find an Easter Egg Hunt

There are many Easter egg hunts across the region.  Easter egg hunts are brilliant for the kids and helps the adults remember the Easter excitement from their own childhood!   Most of the Easter egg hunts are set in backdrops of natural beauty, or interesting places to go.

Embleton and Newton Links

Things to do at easter in North East England  The Embleton and Newton Links Cadbury Easter Trail  in the Northumberland Town of Embleton.  The first day on 5th April begins at 11:30, and the 6th April, the trail     begins at 11.30 on 5th April and 10.30 on 6th April.  Entry fee is just £2

         Durham University Botanic Gardens

  Durham University Easter Chick Hunt is being held at the Botanic Gardens on 5th and 6th April, from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.  Admission from £1.50 for children. See   here  for pricing details

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Northumberland is hosting their Easter egg hunt on 5th April from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.  Children Admission is £4.50.  Click here for more details.

Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens is hosting an Easter bunny Hunt.  Activity packs are provided, and clever clues make learning about the gardens easy.  When all the clues have been solved,  participants will be rewarded with a Lintz Gold Bunny.  The hunt is held between 28th March and 12th April.   To find out details about how to book, tickets and pricing click here.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle in Co. Durham is hosting an Easter Treasure Trail in the Walled Garden on Saturday 4th April, until Monday 6th April.  The trail is ran from 11:00 am until 16:00 am.  For more details about opening times and ticket prices click here

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Entry is free for the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Easter Chick Trail, which is being held between 2nd and 19th April.  The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  To find out more about whats on, click here

Stewart Park

Stewart Park in Middlesbrough is hosting an Easter Egg Trail on Sunday 31st March, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Admission is just £1.50.  For more details and contact, click here

Combine your Easter fun with a shopping trip and take the kids to the Metrognomes Easter egg hunt at the Metro Centre, Gateshead.   The show times are varied and there is no show on Easter Sunday, so check before you visit.   You can find out details here

The National Trust

The National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury to bring hundreds of Easter egg hunts.  You can find a Cadbury Easter Eggsplorer event in over 300 locations across the UK.  Find an Easter egg hunt near you by clicking here

2.  Fun For All The Family

Woodhorn Museum

Woodhorn Museum, has all year round events, and this Easter is holding a range of special events across the holidays.  In particular we think you might like to go and meet the Easter Bunny who will be at Woodhorn between 3rd and 6th April, from noon until 3:00 pm.  The Birds of Prey Display on 6th April, from 11:00 am to 15:00 pm, with a flying demonstration between noon and 2:00 pm.    Admission is free; Carparking is £3.50 for a day.

Splash Leisure Centre

Easter fun

Splash is a busy vibrant leisure centre and gym, with lots going on for all the family.  Their offers include, swimming, dancing, karate, wrestling, ju jitsu, table tennis and mini soccer to name but a few.  Based in Stockton upon Tees, open every day, with a range of membership options.  They have a interesting and varied Easter programme, which you can find out more about here

                                   Brocksbushes Fruit Farm and Shop

Brocksbushes is a wonderful fruit farm and farm shop, based just outside of Corbridge, Northumberland.   This Easter Brocksbushes is hosting a number of Easter events for the kids.  With an Easter Egg Safari,  Animal Corner, and an Army Climbing Wall featuring on various dates across the Easter holidays.  Some of the activities are pre-bookable and you will need to be quick, as there is already some unavailability.  Find out more here

Diggerland

Truly a day out with a difference, Diggerland is the perfect Easter Day out, for boys and girls as well as mums and dads.   There is a host of rides and activities which give great value for money.  Not only can you explore the Diggerland park, you can also buy into one of their experiences.  This attraction is unique and can provide a real surprise as a gift or simply a day out.  To find out more click here

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Get the kids to join in with some Easter crafts at Killhope Lead Mining Museum.  The Easter Crafts event costs only £2.00 per child and kicks off a range of Easter activities from 2nd to 19th April.   The Museum is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  To find out more click here

F1K Indoor Karting

Why not treat the kids to a unique experience of indoor karting this Easter?  Indoor karting is hosted by F1K Indoor Karting.  The track is based in Dunston, and offers a range of packages for both adults and children. To find out more about booking and prices, click here

Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Take the family on a historical trip around Hartlepool Maritime Experience.  Featuring the oldest warship still in existence, it is not to be missed.  The tour guide recommends allowing at least 3 hours for a visit.  Opening times are 10:00 am to 17:00 in the spring/summer season starting 1st April.  Admission starts from £8.25.  For more information about opening times and pricing, click here

Journey Through Teesdale 9 Hole Mini Golf Course

Take the whole family through “A Journey through Teesdale”, in a most unusual way.   This Journey Through Teesdale 9 hole mini golf course commissioned by Durham County Council, was designed by Urban Crazy. Every hole is themed on a familiar local landmark or nearby place of interest.  Based at Barnard Castle, entry starts at £2 with discounts for groups.  The course opens at 10:30 through to 16:30.  For more information click here

Stockton Chic Vintique Fair

A day with a difference on the 11th April, with the Chic Vintique Fair being held on Stockton High Street.  With over 45 stands, a vintage tea room and music, it promises to be a great atmosphere. Entry is free and the fair is open 10:00 am to 15:30 pm.  For more information click here

Wet and Wild

Kids and Adults will have lots of fun at Wet and Wild, with brilliant slides and water fun, with features for all ages. It seems like this great attraction has been entertaining the people of the North East of England for ever! It’s still never lost it’s wide appeal.   There is something for all the family and it’s a perfect day out over the Easter Holidays.  Check the timetable for opening times, and with prices from £2.95 it’s not to be missed. Find out more here

Hadrians Wall

This Easter themed event,  Roman Calvary Easter Explorers will help you and your family connect to the history of the Roman Era.  Based at the Hadrian Wall site in Corbridge Northumberland, this event is held over 4 days, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April.   Times are 11 am to 5 pm.   An Easter hunt with a difference:  Lovely views, fabulous fresh air, and a historical spirit are all included! Find out more here

3.   Show and Exhibitions

Middlesbrough Town Hall

A visit to Middlesbrough Town Hall will guarantee to keep you laughing this Easter.  With shows from Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr and Dara Obriein, you have no excuse not to include some comedy in your Easter break.   For more information, show times and pricing, click here

Durham Gala Theatre

Don’t miss the Wizard of Oz, showing at Durham Gala Theatre on 1st and 2nd of April, or alternatively, take a look at Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure, great for the kids, showing on 11th and 12th April.  For more information, pricing and seating, click here

Beamish Museum

Join Beamish Museum for their 4 day spectacular Great North Festival of Transport, The four-day spectacular includes Beamishes own fleet of wonderful steam engines, plus impressive visiting locomotives.  This years includes a feature about “Horses at Work”.  With brass bands, and parades, this event is not to be missed.  For information about opening times, tickets and pricing, click here

Middlesbrough Theatre

Enjoy some of the regions cultural events, when the Vienna Festival Ballet  comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on 8th April.  Other showings in the Easter break include A Neil Diamond Tribute and A Night of Dirty Dancing.  For more information on show times and pricing, click here

Ramside Hall Hotel

For One Direction fans, Ramside Hall Hotel is hosting a One Direction Tribute Show for all the family on  Friday 10th April 2015.  Guest need to arrive for 6:00 pm.  A two course meal is included in the price Adults £14.95 children £9.95.  Early booking is advised.  Ramside host a number of disco’s and tribute acts.  For more information about tickets, pricing and events, click here. 

Biscuit Factory

Situated just outside of Newcastle City Centre, the Biscuit Factory, is hosting a Spring Exhibition over the Easter Holidays.   The Spring Exhibition is by a number of artists, including Basia Roszakm, wher she produces dreamlike portraits which capture snapshots in time.  Other artists include Lizzie Row,  and Moy Mackay.   With a number of other artists, there is certainly plenty to see. For more information about opening times, admission prices and tickets, click here

The Centre For Life

The Centre for Life is hosting the Wild Life Photographer of the Year Exhibition, featuring winning photographs from the 2014 competition.  Entrance prices start from £5:00 and the first child comes free when accompanied by a paying adult.  The entrance price includes access to all centre activities and exhibitions.  For more information about opening times and details about other activities, click here

Sunderland Empire Theatre

shows and exhibitions - things to do at Easter in north east england  Sunderland Empire Theatre is showing  is showing the winner of 100 international awards, Wicked.  The show has been casting its magical spell over audiences across  the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End.  For information  on timings, seating and pricing, click here

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A couple of great shows at the Theatre Royal in the Easter period are worth a look.  Shrek on 28th and 29th March is a firm family favourite, while The Bodyguard is  running from 1st April.  For full show, pricing and timing information, click here

We sincerely hope our list of events has given you some inspiration.  There are loads more we know, so if you’ve an event or attraction to add to help our readers, simply comment below.

 

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12 Things To Do At The Weekend When Visiting North East England

Interesting things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

Whether you are visiting North East England or you live in the region, you are guaranteed to be able to find some interesting things to do at the weekend.   Whether your tastes are visiting historical places, houses or museums, tracking down the landmarks or just finding something to do with the kids, there is something for everyone.  To compile our following list we took inspiration from a number of different sources including travel guides, word of mouth and the good old internet.  We have included some well renowned places where people visiting North East England will definitely know about and want to see, but we’ve also slipped in one or two less known locations to add a unique flavour to our list.   We would love to hear about your favourite place when visiting North East England, or indeed even if you live in the region, just remark below with your comments.

1.  Billy Shiels Boat TripsBilly Shiels Boat Trips - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

A must on our things to do at the weekend list, is to experience some of the fabulous wild life found on the Northumbria Coast.  Billy Shiels Boat Trips run from Seahouses, to the Farne Islands, and weather permitting, trips are available all year round. With around 10 trips to choose from and at very reasonable prices, we felt Billy Shiels Boat Trips, was a great place to visit in Northumberland.  Read More:

2.  Kielder Water and Forest Park

kielder water and forest park  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England  With a host of activities, either by car, cycling on foot, Kielder Water and Forest Park has something for everyone.  The park offers log cabins and outer activities.  It is also a haven for campers and day    visitors.  We think this is anoutstanding area of natural beauty.  The history of the manmade Kielder reservoir is fascinating. taking some 7 years from beginning to end to construct, and providing the region  with some 200 billion litres of water. Read More:

 

3.  Hexham MarketHexham Market  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

Hexham Market is held on every 2nd and 4th Saturdays in the month.  Based in the historical Market town of Hexham, the Market was nominated for the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015.  Around the market are establishedshops displaying a variety of wares of the visitors to the region.   As well as taking in some lovely shopping,  the riverbank at Hexham is great for picnics.  Read More

4.  Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East EnglandNot only is the Theatre Royal a great venue and host for some of the best shows, plays and ballet across the UK, it is also a grand grade 1 listed building, with a long and interesting history.  Situated in the heart of Newcastle, it is easy to take in a show, fitting in great eating or refreshments either before or after.   With a regular diet of popular listings, the Theatre Royal is a must, if looking for things to do at the weekend. Read More:

 

5.  Tanfield RailwayTanfield Railway  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

The wonderful Tanfield Railway is a great adventure for all the family.   Set in the Durham and Gateshead countryside, this short 4 mile journey will give you magnificent views.  Their wonderful North Pole Express train ride is amust for children at Christmas, culminating in a visit to Santa’s grotto.  The railway is open to passengers on all year round on Sundays. Read More

6.  Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope

SilkswoSilksworth Sports Complex  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East Englandrth Sports Complex and Ski Slope is a unique venue in North East England.  Not only does the venue have magnificent sports facilities, including, athletics track, soccer and hockey pitches, indoor  and outdoor tenniscourts, it also has as the name indicates 3 brilliant dry ski slopes.  There are a number of slope related activities including skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.   There are even facilities  for those anglers amongst you.  With such an array of activities, there is something for the whole family.  Read More

7.  Adventure ValleyAdventure Valley  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

This is a great fun day out with the kids.  With so much to do, you will definitely get rid of all that excess energy.  With  a roller rink , farm, lots of rides, a mini golf course, indoor play area with plenty of refreshments and eating spots.  There are shows and events throughout the day, and especially at weekends and in school holidays.  There’s enough going on to entertain adults too; a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday.  Read More

8.  Durham Cathedral

Durham CDurham Cathedral  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East Englandity is a beautiful place and the jewel in the crown is of course the magnificent Durham Cathedral.  Built in 1093, it took 40 years to complete.  The current “Open Treasure” project is a series of plans to open up the cathedral to the public, with a new shop and restaurant being already completed. Read More

 

 

9.  Crook Hall and GardensCrook Hall  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

A wonderful example of a medieval hall house, Crook Hall holds a wealth of history.  With wonderful medieval fixtures and fittings, the house is magnificent.  The gardens surrounding the hall are breathtakingly beautiful.  Abackdrop for weddings and events, the 4 acres of gardens hold a grass mase, a Shakesperean graden, a secret walled garden as well as the cathedral garden. Read More

10.  Mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

mima  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

 

Get cultural in Middlesbrough by visiting Mima.  Mima is home to some wonderful collections of modern and fine art.  There is a longstanding Jewellry Exhibition and the centre offers jewellry workshops where attendees can learn expert techniques using a range of materials to make their own jewellry.  Read More

 

11.  Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Captain Cooks Birthplace Museum  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England Celebrating the amazing legacy of Captain James Cook, Captain Cook Birthplace Museumnestles in Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough,  The site covering over 120 acres contains two lakes, and is set in  beautiful woodlands.  The museum hosts displays, exhibitions and archives, visitors can also find a cafe and visitor centre.  Evey month a farmers market is held, and other event take place in the summer  months.    Read More

 12. Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall  - Top 12 Things to do at the weekend when visiting North East England

The wonderful Ormesby Hall, is a great home to visit, based in Middlesbrough, Teesside.  Internally,  parts of the house exhibit Victorian styling, externally there are lovely walks around the estate, with some brilliant scenery.    The Hall has a model railway and there are many events throughout the year, as well as being a sought after wedding venue. Read More

 

 

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A Great New Interactive Experience For Visitors To North East England

A Great New Interactive Experience For Visitors To North East England

Interacting with Visiting North East England for a great online tourist experience!

Here at Visiting North East England we believe there’s nowhere better than North East England and we want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to the region to be able to find and visit as many of its wonderful treasure trove of Places To Visit/Visitor Attractions as possible.

Our new online geolocation experience enables visitors to:

1. View a North East England regional map with  many Places To Visit/Visitor Attraction clearly marked

2. Be able to pinpoint their current location on the move via their mobile device

3. Immediately identify Places To Visit/Visitor Attractions near to their current location

4. Consider new attractions in North East England they may not otherwise have been aware of.

5. Be able to plot directions from current location to  a Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction in North East England

6. Find a Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction on the Move via their mobile device and access profile details/times of opening/special offers/events and articles at the same time

7. Find Events

8. Read articles and blogs which help to encourage understanding of  unique Places To VisitVisitor Attractions

For Tourist Attractions and Places Visit in the North East, Listing Members are able to bring their unique offer to customers by:

1. Uploading information about their Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction

2. Pinpoint their location and being  flagged on our map

3. Show  opening times

4. Uploading  special promotions

5. Uploading events

6. Uploading blogs and articles which give visitors brilliant insights into their Place To Visit/Visitor Attraction

7. Completely manage self manage profiles and information, and so being able to offer “realtime” information to customers

Listing Membership will:

Increase social media presence of the possibilities for people visiting the North East England

Increase the online reach of people visiting the North East England

Have the whole visiting experience via a  presence on our unique mobile experience (mobile is the way forward!)

Get their offers/promotions and events immediately out there to tourists and visitors in realtime

Because Visiting North East England is new, we are offering Listing Members the ability to try it for free for 3 months.  This will help to get the site and individual profiles established with search engines and to help people visiting the region truly appreciated what North East England has to offer.

After three months businesses can get  listed from as little as £24 a year and no more than £4.99 per month.  Not even the price of a couple of cups of coffee!

 

For both our visitors and our future listing members, we are excited about this unique online experience and we’d love you to be part of it!

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