North East

A family walk across the Iron Bridge at Cragside in winter

Get lost in characterful houses and their glorious gardens, discover atmospheric woodland and rugged coastlines and explore the gems of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Places to visit

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Plan your next visit

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Christmas days out in the North East 

Whether you’re looking for some festive fun or want to blow away the cobwebs on a winter walk, we've plenty of places open this winter for you to enjoy. Plan a day out with the family or find ideas for things to do from the comfort of your own home.

Visitors at Treasurer's House, York

Places in the North where you need to book 

Some of the smaller places we care for in England will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other places temporarily, where visitor numbers need to be limited for practical reasons.

Enjoy the outdoors in the North East

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Get active outdoors in the North East

Stretch your legs, get your heart pumping and enjoy a healthy dose of fresh air with outdoor activities in the North East.

Aerial shot of Bodnant Garden, Wales, after Storm Arwen

Help protect woodlands 

The UK's woodland is in decline and recently Storm Arwen has caused widespread damage to some of the most precious and unique trees. Trees play a vital role in nature, the climate and our wellbeing, so donate today to help create, restore and protect woodlands for future generations.

Family fun in the North East

Our work in the North East

Aerial view of seals and pups on the Farne Islands

Cutting edge technology for annual seal pup count

Thermal imagery from a drone will be used for the first time by rangers on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland to help verify seal pup numbers at one of the largest grey seal pup colonies in England.

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