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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Coastal wildlife

No matter what time of year you take a trip to the coast, there's always lots of wildlife to look out for. Each season brings new things to see. Autumn is a great time for rock pooling, and spotting seal pups and migrating birds.

Houses & gardens

From castles, lighthouses and Georgian landscape gardens to the palace of the modern magician and the home of a political and playful Trevelyan family, we look after some amazing houses and gardens in the North East.

Coast & country

We love the outdoors, both coast and countryside, and look after some very special parts of it for you to enjoy:


Heritage Open Day

Robson green met the Stonemason at Seaton Delaval Hall

Visit many places for free over the Heritage Open weekend. At Seaton Delaval Hall  chat to the Stonemason about the conservation work we do. At Gibside take up a rare chance to look inside the Chapel Crypt or visit Lindisfarne Castle, CragsideWallington or Washington Old Hall.

Pack a picnic

Plan the perfect day out and don't forget to pack a picnic. From sandy beaches to woodland glades or flowery meadows, we've got some great suggestions of where you can find a spot to put down your picnic rug and tuck in.

Places to stay

Holiday somewhere special this year. Fancy a cottage in Lord Armstrong's garden at Cragside? How about one that's 50 metres from the best preserved Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall? Or overlooking Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island? The choice is yours.