Angel of the North, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. One of Britain's most iconic pieces of public art.

Angel of the North, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. One of Britain's most iconic pieces of public art.

England’s North East is a dynamic mix of arts and culture rich urban centres and beautiful landscapes across the Durham Dales, the Northumberland National Park and Heritage Coast. Top European city breaks and World Heritage Sites are here in the North East at Durham City and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and this great borderland is home to some of the country’s most iconic ruined castles and priories, from Alnwick Castle to Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island.

Newcastle/Gateshead Waterfront - from BALTIC's viewpoint

Newcastle/Gateshead Waterfront - from BALTIC's viewpoint

Art & Design

A centre for art, design and architecture, not to be missed heritage sites and iconic structures include Gateshead’s vast ‘Angel of the North’ statue and World Heritage Sites Durham Cathedral and Castle. Explore the region’s proud industrial heritage at family friendly award-winning museums and attractions like the Hartlepool Maritime Experience. Be dazzled by world class art collections at Newcastle’s BALTIC and the Laing Art Gallery, and Barnard Castle’s Bowes Museum.

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Tees Valley Coast

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience, Tees Valley Coast

Urban Cool & Family Attractions

Funky urban centres including Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Newcastle/ Gateshead all offer a fantastic package of best art galleries, cutting edge football stadiums, best live music venues, lively nightlife scenes and world cuisine dining. You’ll find a fantastic choice of family attractions across the region, many linked to particular themes in the North East like Locomotion. The National Railway Museum in Shildon, located here in the North East where the railways were born. Guaranteed hits with children include the Beamish Open Air Museum, a magical recreated Edwardian and Victorian world.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland Heritage Coast

Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland Heritage Coast

Coast & Country Landscapes

The spectacular landscapes of the Durham Dales, the Northumberland National Park and Heritage Coast are the North East’s great outdoor playgrounds. Head out from Wooler into the Cheviot Hills, go water skiing on Kielder Water, coastal walking along the Heritage Coast Path or surfing at Beadnell. Perfect for romantic breaks and activity holidays, you’ll find everything from walking and cycling to steam railway rides, fishing, golf, horse riding and best British beaches across the North East’s rural landscapes and heritage coast.

High Force, Teesdale, Durham Dales

High Force, Teesdale, Durham Dales

Fairtrade & Local Produce

Experience the flavours of the region and the finest local produce. The North East offers a choice of award-winning farmers’ markets, craft markets and regional delicacies from Craster Kippers to fine Northumberland real ales. Dine out at award-winning restaurants in Durham City and Newcastle or in gastro inns across Northumberland. Food festivals and county shows are across the region, with market towns like Hexham and Berwick-upon-Tweed famed for their best local produce markets and organic/ Fairtrade food and drink. Whatever your holiday preference, find it in England’s great border region. Book your perfect holiday in the North East - find accommodation choice below.

Accommodation in North East England

  • North East
    Sleeps 4
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    Luxury single storey castle holiday cottage with use of tennis court. Great for families with children over 10 years old. One dog welcome by arrangement.
     
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    £360
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    Charming period property near Hexham set in the grounds on a 13th century castle. Private garden, plenty of parking, dog friendly. Babies & children over 10 only. Short breaks.
     
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  • Cornhill-on-Tweed
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    £715
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    Detached Grade II listed holiday cottage in Northumberland close to great attractions & walks. Lovely garden, Sky TV, kid's play area & horse grazing. 4 night min stay. No pets.
     
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  • Barnard Castle
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    £673
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    Luxurious 16th century cottage in County Durham built on the site of an earlier medieval castle. Parking, gardens, roll top bath & rural views. Two dogs welcome. Short breaks.
     
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  • North East
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    £673
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    Beautiful country holiday cottage near Cornhill on Tweed with three bedrooms, wood burner stove, lawn garden & laundry facilities. 2 dogs accepted. 2 night minimum stay.
     
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    £479
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    Pretty 3 bedroom Northumberland cottage set in the grounds of a 13th century castle. Lawn garden, electric log burner, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi. Families welcome, dog friendly.
     
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  • Chathill
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    £627
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    Luxuriously appointed two bedroom Northumberland cottage with lawn garden, parking, shower room, dishwasher, washer/ dryer & Freeview TV. Short breaks. Dog friendly.
     
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  • Seahouses
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    £70
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    Fantastic Seahouses Hotel with en-suite rooms, private parking and free Wi-Fi. Double, family and disabled rooms. Bar and restaurant. Ideal for walking, fishing and golfing breaks.
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    £325
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    19 serviced cottages & apartments on a 40 acre private estate 3 miles from Durham City. Various sizes available with WiFi and parking. Long lets & short breaks welcome. Sleep 2-6.
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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
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    5 Star Gold B&B in Berwick upon Tweed, a beautiful Georgian townhouse on the riverside with 3 luxury en-suite rooms, free WiFi and award-winning breakfasts. Stunning river views.
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