North East

Whizz around the cycle trail at Wallington, Northumberland

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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Wallington Cycle Trail

A Summer of sport in the North East 

Ditch the gym and get active outdoors this summer in the North East. Whether it's whizzing around Wallington’s new cycle trail or learning to kayak at Cragside, there’s plenty to do throughout the summer holidays.

Three children looking down from a wooden tower.

Play areas in the North East  

Find the perfect place to play out this summer. From pirate ships, trains and forts to natural play areas, mazes and low ropes, the North East has got them all.

Family playing giant draughts at Souter Lighthouse

Perfect picnic spots in the North East 

There's nothing like getting friends and family together with a hamper in beautiful surroundings. Here are some of our very favourite places for an al-fresco lunch.

A family sitting by a tree watching open air theatre

Staying out late in the North East 

Pack a picnic hamper and bring along your family and friends to see theatre performances in the open-air settings of some of our places.

National Trust rangers monitoring the shorebirds at Tughall Mill, Northumberland Coast

New coastline to care for in Northumberland 

Tughall Mill is home to the UK’s largest mainland colony of internationally threatened little terns, the UK’s second rarest seabird, as well as important wildlife habitats including saltmarsh, woodland, hedgerows, farmland and sand dunes.

Nelly's Moss Lake, Cragside in Northumberland

Gardens to visit in the North East 

A hidden garden, a nuttery busy with wildlife, or the colours and scents of an amazing rose display - find a garden to explore in the North East.

Stone erosion at Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle Major Project 2016-2018

The exposed coastal location of Lindisfarne Castle means that the fabric of the building is under constant pressure from the elements. The time has come to undertake vital conservation work to safeguard the building for years to come.

The new farmhouse at Cherryburn, against a blue sky

Hidden gems in the North East 

If you're searching for that perfect spot to sit back and take in a view, or just fancy downing your picnic blanket in a relaxed setting, we've got lots of hidden gems to explore.

Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

Welly walks for little legs in the North East 

Little feet can tire easily, so we've picked some of our best walks in the North East for families. Keep them entertained along the way with wildlife spotting, adventure playgrounds and tree climbing.