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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

The Man who Saved the Wall
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort, Northumberland
Date: Sat 30 Aug

Roman Collections, Curator, Frances McIntosh will uncover the fascinating world of John Clayton, a keen Victorian antiquarian and 'saviour of the Wall'.

The Ellington Brass Academy
Venue: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland
Date: Sun 31 Aug

A junior brass band performs outside in the grounds of Brinkburn Priory

Behind the Green Baize Door
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sat 6 Sept

The 'Green Baize Door' was a well known feature in most houses separating the upstairs nobility from the working sounds of the downstairs servants. Enjoy a tour of the servants' quarters with our site team.

The Brinkburn String Quartet
Venue: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland
Date: Sun 7 September 2014

Beautiful Sunday afternoon music in this glorious setting

Band Sundays
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sun 7 Sep 2014

One of the regions best traditional bands plays outside the front of Belsay Hall. An ideal way to enjoy some superb music.

Vintage Car Show and Band Sunday
Venue: Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Northumberland
Date: Sun 14 Sep 2014

A wide array of vintage cars from the North East Pre-War Austin Club on display with models ranging from 1920s to the 1970s. Plus an afternoon performance by one of the region's best bands.

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