Days Out in the North East

Belsay Hall and Gardens

From the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site and stunning coastal castles to spiritual priories, grand gardens and intriguing hidden gems, English Heritage in North East England can offer so many great places to visit for a day out.

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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  • Got what it takes to be a Butler in a Victorian house? Join us at Belsay Hall for Victorian Butler School
  • Are you willing to join the Imperial Army? Join us at Chesters Roman Fort for Children's Roman Soldier Week
  • Discover Belsay in a different light and explore the Grecian mansion in the twilight
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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Northumberland

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the medieval castle, the Grecian inspired Hall and acres of impressive gardens.

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Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory

Northumberland

Lindisfarne Priory sits on Holy Island and is a great family day out in Northumberland. Reached by causeway at low tide, the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views make a visit well worth the effort.

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Warkworth Castle and Hermitage
Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Northumberland

If you are planning a fun family day out in Northumberland then look no further than Warkworth Castle with its magnificent cross-shaped keep crowning a hilltop above the River Coquet.

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Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Tyne and Wear

With its 2000 year history and beautiful views, Tynemouth Castle and Priory is perfect for a family fun day out. Once one of the largest fortified areas in England, it is on the North East coast.

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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland

A fascinating tourist attraction in North East England, Housesteads is the most complete Roman fort in Britain. Set where Hadrian's Wall climbs to the top of a dramatic escarpment.

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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland

Built almost 2000 years ago to house a Roman army garrison guarding the nearby bridge across the River Tyne, Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most impressive visitor attractions in the North East.

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Events : North East

Victorian Butler School
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Being the Butler of a Victorian country house is no easy job. Do you think you've got what it takes?

Children's Roman Soldier Week
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Are you willing to join the Imperial Army? Join us at Chesters Roman Fort where youngsters can train to be Roman soldiers with hands on activities.

Twilight Tours
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Fri 13 & Sat 14 Mar 2015

Discover Belsay in a different light by taking a tour of the stunning Grecian mansion, once home to the Middleton family and their staff. Enjoy a hot drink on arrival and learn about the fascinating family that lived here.

Taking in the Heights of Hadrian's Wall
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Dates to be confirmed with Members

A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you - to see the spectacular landscape of Hadrian's Wall from above.

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