Top Reasons to Go to Northeast England

Hadrian's Wall: The ancient Roman wall is a wonder, as much for the wild countryside around it as for 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. Barnard, 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 along its ancient winding streets.

Lindisfarne (Holy Island): To get to this remote, windswept island, visitors must drive across a causeway that floods at high tide. Island highlights include the ruins of a Norman priory.

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