North East

Gibside's Avenue in autumn
Crunchy leaves, vibrant colours and the freedom to explore. This is Gibside. Tony Blackett

Discover castles, houses and open spaces then lose yourself in the dunes of the Northumberland Coast.

Father Christmas hands over a present to a young girl
Father Christmas' Grotto at Wallington, Northumberland National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Festive days out  

The special places we look after offer magical days out right here in the North East. Shop, dine and get into the Christmas spirit on these festive days out.

A grey seal pup
A new-born grey seal pup, on the Farne Islands National Trust/Farne Ranger

Where to see wildlife this autumn 

The North East is home to some of the UK's most spectacular wildlife spotting opportunities. In autumn, look out for red squirrels scurrying amongst the trees making their winter stockpiles, cute and fluffy grey seal pups, and amazing displays from migratory birds.

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Places to visit

The Northumberland Coast

Explore the great outdoors in Northumberland