Places of Interest
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is a university town famous for its castle and majestic cathedral, the finest Norman building in England.
situated just off the Northumbria coast and accessible via a causeway, is home to the Lindisfarne Priory. A Visitor’s Centre adjacent to the Priory tells about the lives of the monks who lived and worked there.
is the remains of a Roman wall which stretched from Newcastle to Carlisle – the largest remaining historical monument in Europe. Follow its path and discover breathtaking walks, milecastles, turrets and interesting museums.
the home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, lies within beautifully landscaped gardens and has been used as a location for scenes from ‘Harry Potter‘ and ‘Elizabeth‘.
is a lively and colourful seaside town to the north of Newcastle. In the summer, boat trips run to the Farne Islands, a collection of rocky islets which is one of Britain’s most important bird sanctuaries.
is surrounded by the most complete set of Tudor walls in Europe, built by Elizabeth I to protect the town from attack. Today’s Berwick, whilst retaining its historic charm, is home to a thriving arts scene, stunning coastline and a superb array of shops.
can trace its roots back to the 7th century and the abbey, which stands in the heart of the town, contains the remains of a saxon crypt. Other historic buildings include the Old Gaol, the oldest purpose built jail in England which now houses the Border History Museum, and Moothall, which was once the administrative centre for medieval Hexhamshire.
is a popular seaside town which boasts a beautiful stretch of sand and clean bathing waters. St Mary’s lighthouse, which lies just off the coast and is accessible via a causeway, is one of the most painted and photographed icons in the UK. There is also a Visitor’s Centre in the former keepers cottages.
is dominated by its impressive castle, which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Farne Islands and Holy Island. The stunning Kings Hall and Keep house collections of armour, artwork, porcelain and furniture. Also worth a visit is the Grace Darling Museum, which features the original 21 foot craft used by Grace and her father to rescue survivors of the wrecked SS Forfarshire in September 1838.