North East

Discover castles, houses and open spaces then lose yourself in the dunes of the Northumberland Coast. There's always something to inspire your day out in the North East.

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My favourite walk: Chris at Allen Banks

Allen Banks walks

As you'll have heard from our Ranger in the video to the left, Allen Banks and Staward Gorge is a fantastic place for walking. His particular favourite is a walk to Moralee Tarn, which you can find on a map when you arrive at Allen Banks. There are lots to choose from though.


Houses & gardens

From castles, lighthouses and Georgian landscape gardens to the palace of the modern magician and the home of a political and playful Trevelyan family, we look after some amazing houses and gardens in the North East.

Coast & country

We love the outdoors, both coast and countryside, and look after some very special parts of it for you to enjoy:


Autumn wildlife

Autumn is a special time to see wildlife in our countryside. Seals are having their pups, birds are migrating and colourful fungi are popping up like jewels. Find out what to see and where in the North East.

Family walks

For families who enjoy walking, our list of easy walks are perfect for those of you with younger kids. From the 1.5mile lakes walk at Cragside, to the 1 mile Newton Pool walk on the Northumberland coast. we've got seven perfect family walks up our sleeve.

Places to stay

Holiday somewhere special this year. Fancy a cottage in Lord Armstrong's garden at Cragside? How about one that's 50 metres from the best preserved Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall? Or overlooking Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island? The choice is yours.