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 Britain's original smart home which sits at the heart of a grand designer garden.
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). The castle is now closed until Friday 1 March, however there's plenty to explore outdoors.
Cottage and farmhouse, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick. Closed for the winter until Thursday 14 March.
Roman wall running through an often wild landscape
Manor House associated with the family of George Washington, the first president of the United States. The house is closed for the winter until Saturday 10 February.
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.
Travel by train, bus, bike or on foot for a sustainable day out in the North East
Whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot, there are many places in the North East that you can visit without a car - here's the info to help you plan a car-free day out.
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.
Join our expert guides daily for an introduction to the gay Delavals, the most notorious of Georgian partygoers and pranksters and discover the story behind Sir John Vanbrugh's 300 year old masterpiece.