North East

A family walk though the woodlands at Wallington

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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Wildflower meadow in the foreground with the Hall beyond at Gibside.

Where you can visit 

We're starting to reopen some National Trust gardens and parks, as well as car parks, in line with government guidance. You will need to book your visit in advance. In the North East, this week you can book visits to Cragside, Gibside, Seaton Delaval Hall and Wallington. We'll be opening new places when we can, so check back each week.

Places you can visit

Two women walk in the woods at Wallington in autumn

Autumn in the North East  

Autumn is the season when nature puts on its greatest show. It’s the perfect time of the year to pull on your wellies and explore the North East. Here are our top 9 things to do this autumn.

Northumberland Coast


With its rugged coastline, ancient monuments and rolling hills, Northumberland is waiting to be explored.

Discover North East history

Our work in the North East

The laburnum arch at Seaton Delaval Hall in bloom

Explore summer gardens from your sofa 

Whilst we all stay safe at home; our gardens are coming to life for the summer across the North of England. Uncover fascinating stories, unusual plants and the seasonal spectacles to look forward to when we re-open.

Woman volunteering in the kitchen at Wallington

Volunteering in the North East  

It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with our houses, we’ve plenty of opportunities to get involved at places you love in the North East.