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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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

A Christmas Carol
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 29 & Sun 30 Nov 2014

Scrooge meets the unusual Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, but will he repent in time for Christmas, or is Scrooge doomed to a life of misery?

Roman Beer Sampling
Venue: Corbridge Roman Town, Northumberland
Date: Sat 29 Nov - Sun 21 Dec 2014

In the build up to the festive season, we'll be offering visitors free tastings of Roman Beer, made from Spelt.

Gardeners' Question Time
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Mon 1 December 2014, 5.30pm - 7.45pm

A special Christmas recording of BBC Radio 4's highly popular show, Gardeners' Question Time, will be hosted in Belsay Hall's library.

Mrs Beeton's Victorian Christmas
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 06 & Sun 07 Dec 2014

Belsay’s own Mrs Beeton will show you the ropes in the kitchen, giving you hints and tips for Christmas.

Christmas Carols
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 13 & Sun 14 Dec 2014

Enjoy some seasonal festive singing in the library at Belsay. Please dress warmly - the hall is unheated.

A Christmas Carol and Father Christmas Send Off
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 Dec 2014

This Dickens’ classic is brought to life at Belsay Hall. Plus, children can gather in our hall to give Father Christmas the send off he deserves!

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