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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

Hands on History - Wild Crew
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

This summer, discover myths and legends at Belsay, including that of the Wildman, a mythical character who was a symbol of strength and the untamed.

Children's Archaeology Detectives
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 19 Jul - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

Let the kids get stuck into history with the chance to uncover clues, and handle artefacts. Take part in a sand pit dig to unveil secrets from the late Roman period – the time of King Arthur! Plus plenty of hands on activities.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

This summer, discover myths and legends at Belsay, including that of the Wildman, a mythical character who was a symbol of strength and the untamed.

A Soldier's Life
Venue: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

Meet an iconic Roman Legionary stationed at the famous Housesteads Roman Fort and an ancient Briton as they recall the building of the Wall and its impact.

New Voices
Venue: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland
Date: Sun 27 July

A group of local singers perform in the Priory.

Soldiers of the Roses
Venue: Warkworth Castle and Hermitage, Northumberland
Date: Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jul 2014

This summer, we’re taking visitors on a journey back to 1464, the 550th anniversary of when the title of Earl of Northumberland, along with ownership of Warkworth Castle, was stripped from the Percy family.

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