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North East

With Northumberland’s rugged coastline, Yorkshire’s emerald dales and a collection of bustling cities, the North East of England is a trove of history and culture. Visit the crumbling foundations of Hadrian’s Wall to be transported back to Roman Britain, or sip champagne along Newcastle’s cosmopolitan Quayside to savour the North East’s more modern delights!

Due to its exposed location, Gateshead's giant steel sculpture, Angel of the North, has been anchored to rock 70 feet below the surface by 600 tonnes of concrete

Discover Durham’s summer of culture

This summer, the historic city and county of Durham is showcasing its history and heritage like never before with a wealth of fabulous attractions.

Northumberland Coast Banburgh

Top 10 beaches in Britain

Britain’s beaches offer something for everyone, whether it’s the traditional bucket-and-spade seaside experience or somewhere to walk and admire the scenery. Here is a selection that have grabbed our imagination.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting.

Hire your own private historic stately home

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a castle or a stately home? Some 22,000 people in Britain list their homes on Airbnb but did you know that it’s possible to stay in a range of historic houses for a very reasonable price?

Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

For this issue we’ve toured the British Isles to bring you 25 of our most spectacular stately homes, as well as historic Cotswold inns to snuggle up in this winter, the story of the Lost Tudor Princess and an exploration of beautiful Royal Berkshire.

Northumberland: The heritage coast

Steeped in stories of invaders and sleeping under the spell of a dangerous and heroic past besieged with bloody border clashes, Northumberland today

Crook Hall and Gardens

Head to the gorgeous medieval Crook Hall in Durham, in the north-east of England, for beautiful gardens, family events and cream teas

Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall is the leading luxury hotel and spa destination resort in northern England, a place to truly indulge yourself, with the Serenity Spa and Michelin-starred White Room restaurant

Langley Castle Hotel

Langley Castle Hotel is a genuine 14th-century castle set in a 12-acre woodland estate, nestling in the Northumbrian valley of the River South Tyne. It’s the perfect getaway to be pampered in

Alnwick Garden: a force of nature

Alnwick Garden, the creation of the Duchess of Northumberland, is a garden of contrasts, with grand cascades, cherry orchards and bamboo labyrinths to explore

If you enjoy finding out more about our country’s rich history, then you’ll love BRITAIN magazine – the official magazine for VisitBritain.
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