The Northeast

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  • 1. Alnwick Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Sometimes called the "Windsor of the North," the imposing Alnwick Castle will more likely provoke cries of "Hogwarts!" from younger visitors...Read More

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  • 2. Alnwick Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    A marvelous flight of fancy, Alnwick Garden was designed by Capability Brown in 1750. Centering on modern terraced fountains by Belgian designers...Read More

  • 3. Beamish Open-Air Museum

    Museum Village

    Made up of buildings moved from elsewhere in the region, this sprawling complex explores the way people in the Northeast lived and worked from...Read More

  • 4. Cragside

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The turrets and towers of Tudor-style Cragside, a Victorian country house, look out over the edge of a forested hillside. It was built between...Read More

  • 5. Great North Museum: Hancock and the Hatton Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 6. Head of Steam

    Museum/Gallery

    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 Stephenson...Read More

  • 7. Roman Army Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    At the garrison fort of Carvoran, this museum makes an excellent introduction to Hadrian's Wall. Full-size models and excavations bring this...Read More

  • 8. Centre for Life

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 9. 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 approach...Read More

  • 10. Durham University Botanic Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    This 18-acre park contains a plethora of plant life from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The greenhouses shelter rare specimens, including a...Read More

  • 11. Jarrow Hall

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This site holds substantial monastic ruins, the church of St. Paul, Jarrow Hall House, and Bede Museum, a small museum reflecting the long tradition...Read More

  • 12. Old Gaol

    Museum/Gallery

    Dating from 1330, Hexham's Old Gaol houses fascinating exhibits about the history of the borderlands, including tales of the terrifying "reavers...Read More

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