The North East of England is made up of Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear. The region is hilly and as well as urban centres the region is known for the richness of its natural beauty such as the Northumberland National Park and the region's coastline. The compact nature of the region means you can fit more amazing experiences into your stay.
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Take a trip to Woodburn and discover the history of Northumberland and have a great family day out in the process. Entry to the museum is free but there is a £2.59 charge for parking.
The Discovery Museum is the place to find out about life on Tyneside, from their shipbuilding heritage to inventions which have made their mark on the world. With interactive displays to get to grips with it's the perfect place for people of all ages to learn and have fun while doing it. There are also special displays for children under 5 and 7 years old, so bring them along!
Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, or even perhaps in Europe. In a nationwide BBC poll held in 2001 it was voted the nation's best-loved building.
The aim of the Northern Kites project is to return breeding red kites to the region whilst providing its communities and people with an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate one of the most spectacular elements of their wild heritage. Check out the website for details on places to go to see the kites.
The Angel of the north is a contemporary sculpture located in Gateshead, England designed by Antony Gormley. It's worth going to look at this impressive sculpture close up as it stands at 66 feet or 20 metres tall with wings measuring 178 feet or 54 metres across.
The Locomotion celebrates Shildon's history as one of the world's oldest railway towns. The first passenger train on the first passenger railway in the world left from here in 1825.
Learn all about the history of Alnwick and District in a lively, interactive style through an exploration of six engaging themes. You can also see and hear people from the past and present, enhanced by a specially commissioned film and archive footage.
At £3.95 for an adult, £2.10 for a child this museum is a bargain. Learn about the history of the prison and meet the gaoler and Sir Robert Carey warden of the middle March.
Incorporating collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. Highlights include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms and spectacular objects from Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt. Thanks to Darren who told us about the museum on the MagicFreebiesUK Fan Page.