The Northeast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northeast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

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Built between 1717 and 1721, these barracks are made of three wings surrounding a square, with the decorated gatehouse forming the fourth...

Bowes Museum

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This vast French-inspired château a mile west of the town center was built between 1862 and 1875. Highlights include paintings by Canaletto...

Centre for Life

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Three high-tech shows and 60 kid-oriented exhibits bring science to life, from research on genes to travel to Mars. The "Curiosity Zone"...

Chesters Roman Fort

  • Military Site

In a wooded valley on the banks of the North Tyne River, this cavalry fort was known as Cilurnum in Roman times, when it protected the...

Discovery Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Reconstructed streets and homes lead you from Roman times to the present day in this engaging museum. Kids will like its interactive...

Durham University Oriental Museum

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A 15-minute walk from the cathedral, this museum displays fine art and craftwork from all parts of Asia and the Middle East. Galleries...

Great North Museum: Hancock and the Hatton Gallery

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An amalgam of several collections belonging to Newcastle University and named for a Victorian founder of the Natural History Society...

Head of Steam

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A family-friendly museum in nearby Darlington tells the story of the early days of rail travel. The town gained fame in 1825, when George...

Housesteads Roman Fort

  • Military Site

If you have time to visit only one Hadrian's Wall site, Housesteads Roman Fort, Britain's most complete example of a Roman fort, is your...

Laing Art Gallery

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One of the Northeast's finest art museums merits at least an hour's visit for its selection of 19th-century British art. The Pre-Raphaelites...


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