Places to Visit
North East England is a place of contrast. The East side is seaside and the West side heathery hills and moody mountains with the famous World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall running right through the middle. The result? There’s lots to do, both indoors and out.
Sparkling cities like Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Durham are thriving with lots of shopping and plenty of nightlife. Bustling market towns and pretty villages are scattered around the region.
North East England can lay claim to being The Cradle of English Christianity – St Aidan came to Holy Island in AD635 and English history was first written by Bede, at Jarrow. There’s also Durham, with “the finest Norman Cathedral in the world”. Lindisfarne is not to be missed, with its Castle and Priory it is a Mecca for pilgrims from all over the World.
The North East of England has been home to pioneers across the centuries. The world’s first public railway steamed into lifehere and the award-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge is one of the world’s most celebrated pieces of architecture.
Enjoy a taste of the ‘Geordie’ culture which is the best of British life here and you can be guaranteed of a truly passionate experience in North East England.
Getting to North East England is easy. ‘Geordieland’ is well situated in a central location on the east coast and well placed for visitors travelling from Europe as well as the rest of England and Scotland. We’re only 3 hours from London by train and a mere 40 minutes by air, and less than 2 hours from Edinburgh by train. Once you’re here you could be a million miles away with golden sand and quiet country roads before you, and with our excellent network of public transport routes it’s easy to travel from coast to countryside.
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