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.

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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

Autumn Garden Watch
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 4 Oct - Sun 5 Oct

Spot the signs of autumn in our exotic gardens

Autumn Garden Watch
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 11 Oct - Sun 12 Oct

Spot the signs of autumn in our exotic gardens

World War One - Tynemouth Castle
Venue: Tynemouth Castle & Priory, Tyne and Wear
Date: Tue 14 Oct

Join Curator Mark Douglas for a tour of Tynemouth Castle looking at the World War One history of the site and the stories it holds.

Autumn Garden Watch
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 18 Oct - Sun 19 Oct

Spot the signs of autumn in our exotic gardens

Children's Roman Soldier Week
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 02 Nov 2014

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

Victorian Illusion Week
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

The Victorian era was one of invention and entertainment. Take part in a range of Victorian Illusion actvities and a lantern Halloween walk.

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