Lose yourself in the North East's characterful houses and their glorious gardens, discover atmospheric woodland and rugged coastlines and explore other gems including a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Explore this huge landscaped garden, designed for beauty and function, this winter.
A Georgian landscape garden forged in an industrial past.
Discover Wallington, where a historical house meets rolling hills, woodlands and a walled garden.
A place of great theatricality, drama and mischief
Home to the Pennyman family, Ormesby Hall, garden and parkland is a green oasis in the heart of industrial Middlesbrough.
A historic lighthouse overlooking nature-rich clifftop grasslands, coastal park and rugged coastline.
Characterful gardens on the edge of Durham city, set against the backdrop of a medieval hall.
A castle (that’s not a castle), on an island (that’s not an island).
Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick
Roman wall running through an often wild landscape
Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA
Whether you’re looking for some festive fun or want to blow away the cobwebs on a winter walk, we've plenty of places in the North East for you to enjoy.
Spend time together this festive season with some fantastic activities and events across the North East. From craft activities including wreath making and clay bauble making to live music and family Christmas trails, lights and the chance to meet Father Christmas. We've got your Christmas season covered.
Paul Rooney's immersive sound piece "Song: After Nature" is back for second year. Key items of the castles collection have been brought back to weave a tale of excess and unsustainability.
Reconnect with nature at Wallington and explore miles of footpaths along rivers and through woodland, bring your bikes and try the cycling trail and spot wildlife including red squirrels and otters.
Whether you want to walk, run or cycle, the green open space at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas provides the perfect base for getting outdoors.
From coastguard lookouts and fishermen's cottages to somewhere cosy inland, with an open fire you and your dog can warm yourselves in front of after a long walk, there are some unforgettable places to stay in the North East.
Discover our places to stay across Northumberland. Whether you're a nature lover searching for somewhere you can spot coastal wildlife, or a history fan looking to explore Roman ruins, these cottages are the perfect base for your adventures.
Join the volunteers who help look after the many interesting places in the North East, and ensure visitors have a great day there – from Cragside to Souter Lighthouse and Seaton Delaval Hall.
Meet like-minded individuals in the North East by joining a supporter group near you. Enjoy a programme of talks and trips while supporting special places.