North East

The Dragon cycle trail

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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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.

Wallington cycle trail

Family adventures this spring in the North East 

We've got some great adventures to try with the family this spring. From whizzing around a new bike trail at Wallington to ticking off a '50 things to do before you’re 11¾', there's something for all the family.

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.

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.

Snowdrops in flower with the house in the background at Wallington

Discover something new in the North East 

We have lots of new things to see and do this year at the places we look after around the North East.

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.

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.