Attractions in North East England

There are plenty of places to see and visit in North East England. Whether you love hiking or cycling, North East England is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in North East England

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    Tynemouth Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Dating back 2000 years, the Tynemouth Castle was once one of the largest forified areas in England. Perched atop a hillside overlooking the North Sea and River Tyne, the castle …

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    St Mary’s Lighthouse

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Set amongst a beautiful nature reserve with rock pools, grasslands, cliffs, beaches and wetlands, St Mary's lighthouse towers over the surrounding scenery. It's well-worth climbing the 137 steps to see …

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    Norham Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On the south bank of the River Tweed amongst green meadows, lies Norham Castle. The Grade I listed building was built from 1099 to 1128 under Ranaulf Flambard, Bishop of …

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    Warkworth Castle

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lying atop a steep hilltop above the river Croquet, Warkworth castle is an impressive fortress with towered walls that remain largely intact. Built in the 12th century, the castle had …

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    Souter Lighthouse

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The red and white curled lighthouse stands since 1871 at this point. It is the first lighthouse in the world designed to run on electricity. But not only the lighthouse …

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    Der Hadrianswall

    Hiking Highlight

    "The Hadrian's Wall was a Roman frontier fortification system of the British Limes, which was between Newcastle and Solway Firth, near the present-day border between Scotland and England in the …

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    Wynyard Woodland Park Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This is the Visitor Center at Wynyard Woodland Park. Here you can rest comfortably, eat a piece of cake and drink a tea with milk. At Wynyard Woodland Park, which …

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    Quayside

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    With numerous restaurants and bars, Quayside is the beating heart of Newcastle. The area along the river was once the center of the industrial revolution in the city, home to …

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    Great place to cross the River Tyne. Excellent views of the river looking both East & West

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    Roseberry Topping

    Hiking Highlight

    Roseberry Topping erupts proudly from the level landscape of the North York Moors; its dramatic shape inspiring many photographers and painters. It is a relatively challenging, but manageable, hike to …

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    Bamburgh Castle

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    Classic British coastal castle restored by Lord Armstrong with much to see and some cracking views out to sea and Farne Islands beyond.

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    The Hub Cycling Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Located on Newcastle Quayside,e The Cycle Hub is friendly independent bike cafe serving home make food, great cake and coffee. They also provide bicycle hire and a workshop for any …

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    Sycamore Gap has become an iconic image of Hadrian's Wall. Its position within the dip is extremely stunning and makes for an excellent photo opportunity. This spot has celebrity status, …

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    Durham Castle and Green

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle was originally built in the 11th century to protect the bishop of Durham from attacks. The north of England, especially after the Norman conquest of the country in …

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    Seaton Sluice Harbour

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    The small harbor of the dreamy coastal town of Seaton Sluice has its own charm. On the calm waters of Seaton Burn are countless colorful boats waiting to be navigated …

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    The Gateshead Millennium Bridge spans the River Tyne between Gateshead Quays arts quarter on the south bank and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. The bridge, …

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    17

    Freya's Cabin

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Lakeside Path around Kielder Water is an excellent 27+ mile round trip on good surfaces with plenty of food and drink and toilets along the way. Wildflowers are very …

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    Hareshaw Linn

    Hiking Highlight

    This magnificent waterfall is located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Awarded the status its rare ferns and lichen, more than 300 different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen …

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    Waskerley Way

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Waskerley Way is a 9.7 mile (15.6 km) traffic-free cycle path. Running through County Durham's finest countryside, it passes impressive railway structures, patchwork farmland, woodland, wetland, scrub and moorland. The …

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    Steel Rigg

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the most iconic features in the Northumbrian landscape, the cliff face of Steel Rigg shows how the Romans incorporated the natural landscape into their defences against the barbarians.

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