Houses and buildings in the North East
From a castle perched on the headland of Lindisfarne and the Delaval family's statement home to a pioneering lighthouse and the first house in the world lit by hydro-electricity – the North East's story is brought to life through its characterful historic buildings.
Cragside House was Britain's original 'smart home'. The Victorian mansion illuminated by hydroelectricity and powered hydraulics.
Step inside the house to uncover the fascinating stories of those who lived here, told through their collection of artworks, books, ceramics and curiosities.
Uncover centuries of history and the story of the flamboyant and theatrical 'gay Delavals' in architect Sir John Vanbrugh's stunning buildings at Seaton Delaval Hall.
From the Kitchen and cosy Dining Room to the views from the Upper Battery, explore inside Lindisfarne Castle to imagine how residents lived in centuries past.
Discover the 14th century medieval hall nestled within the beautiful gardens at Crook Hall Gardens
See the tiny cottage where artist and engraver Thomas Bewick was born and explore the traditional farmhouse which is now a museum dedicated to his life and artworks.
Explore the manor house, home to the original Washington family and discover more about the history and people who lived here.
Explore the rooms of this grand house, home to the Pennyman family since 1599, and discover the décor, paintings and furniture that tell their stories.
Find out what to see and do on a visit to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. Climb the lighthouse, explore the rock pools and discover this haven for wildlife.