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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Father Christmas

Say hello to Father Christmas at Wallington

Say hello to Father Christmas at Wallington

Have you made Father Christmas’ good list this year? Find out where he’s stopping off in the North East in the run up to the big day. He’s a popular guy so early booking is recommended.

Festive days out

A father and son soak up the Christmas atmosphere at Wallington © National Trust/Paul Harris

Take some time out of your busy schedule in the run up to Christmas to enjoy some festive fun with the whole family. Soak up the atmosphere at Wallington, join us for a traditional Roman Christmas at Housesteads, enjoy the gospel choir at Gibside and so much more. 

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

How many of the activities on your list of 50 things have you done? Don't miss the chance to tick off a few this autumn. Have you had a game of conkers, been blackberry picking or eaten an apple from the tree?

Get active

If you like exercising outdoors, we might just have the perfect place for you to do it. Check our our walking, running and cycling routes and find out more about our promise to cyclists. 

Places to stay

Looking for somewhere a bit different for your next holiday? Check our our holiday cottages in the North East including a lighthouse keeper's cottage, a cottage overlooking Lindisfarne Castle and a former farmhouse next to the best preserved Roman Fort along Hadrian's Wall.

Down the road

Lichfield: A Royal Album. An opportunity to see photographs of the Royal Family taken by Lord Lichfield, including formal portraits and some more informal moments at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.