The Region

Best places to see in North East England

Blue Flag beaches, wild and wonderful countryside and World Heritage sites are all on your doorstep.

Angel of the North


The nearby North Pennines is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Northumberland National Park is nearby and includes Kielder Forest and Water Park, providing walks and sports.


A 25 minute Metro ride takes you to Tynemouth and South Shields, with miles of award-winning beaches with Blue Flag status, making them perfect for walking, cycling and surfing – and of course, fish and chips!

The Northumberland Coast is another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Hadrian's Wall, a World Heritage Site, crosses through Northumberland and even passes through the city in places.

Bamburgh Castle is just one of many castles in Northumberland, which boasts more castles than any other UK county.