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Top Reasons to Go

Hadrian's Wall: The ancient Roman wall is a wonder for the wild countryside around it as well as its stones and forts, such as Housesteads and Vindolanda.

Castles, castles, castles: Fought over by the Scots and the English, and prey to Viking raiders, the Northeast was heavily fortified. Durham, Alnwick, and Dunstanburgh castles are spectacular remnants of this history.

Medieval Durham: A splendid Norman cathedral that dates back to the 11th century is just one of the city's charms. Take a stroll on its ancient winding streets.

Lindisfarne (Holy Island): To get to this historic island, you drive across a causeway that floods at high tide. This remote spot includes the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory.

Alnwick Castle and Gardens: The inland seat of the dukes of Northumberland is fascinating with its formidable walls, luxurious interiors, and gardens.

Updated: 10-2013

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