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
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
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
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
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
per week (seasonal) Sleeps 2-4.
Rating from 24 reviews
Stunning Gold Award cottage at Longridge Farm just 4 miles from Berwick upon Tweed. Ideal for couples and families with on-site play area and friendly farm animals. Sleeps 2-4.
per week (seasonal) Sleep 1-6
Rating from 8 reviews
Luxury cottages in Seahouses & Beadnell. Families & pets welcome. Free WiFi, private parking & parking permits. Short breaks (3 nights) Sept-March (excl peak periods). Sleep 1-6.
Per week (seasonal) 8
Rating from 1242 reviews
Excellent Park Resorts Holiday Park near Hartlepool with leisure facilities & kid's clubs. Choice of caravans, great entertainment, direct beach access & indoor pool.
Per room per night with breakfast (2 sharing)
Rating from 91 reviews
Elegant Edwardian B&B retreat in Ford village with views of the Cheviots. Set within a one acre garden. Fully licensed, free WiFi, parking, evening meals and pet friendly.
per week (seasonal)
Luxury holiday cottage Rowlands Gill, set within 100 acres, opposite Gibside and adjacent to the Derwent Walk. Open plan and family friendly. WiFi and gardens. 14thC chapel onsite.
Newbiggin by the Sea
Per seven night break (seasonal)
Family friendly holiday park at Newbiggin by the Sea with direct beach access & use of the leisure facilities at nearby Sandy Bay holiday park. Wi-Fi service. Dog friendly.
Per person B&B (2 sharing)
Rating from 208 reviews
Charming 250 year old guest house in Durham city centre just a short stroll from the castle & cathedral. Full English Breakfasts, parking permit, pretty garden and wifi.
Per Week (Seasonal) Sleeps 4
Rating from 12 reviews
5 star, elegant cottages based in Scremerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Includes a courtyard and garden. Open plan living and fully equipped kitchens. Free parking and Wi-Fi. Sleeps 4.
per week (seasonal) Sleep up to 8
Rating from 788 reviews
Fun family holiday park in Whitley Bay near Newcastle, close to the beach with indoor pool, restaurant, bar and family entertainment. Superfast WiFi available.
Per person Per Night B&B (2 sharing)
Rating from 38 reviews
Exquisite Victorian Town House B&B in Chester-le-Street with stylish double and twin en-suites, parking and children welcome. Close to the cricket ground and Lumley Castle.