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The North East coastline with Bamburgh Castle in the distance


The North East is most famous for its beautiful coast and landscape. These, as well as some of its stunning buildings, are seen on the big and small screen in Harry Potter, 1917, and Downton Abbey, to name a few. It also hosts some of the best nights out in the UK, and has tourist attractions both old and new, as well as having one of the best marine schools for merchant navy training in the UK.


Building of Hadrian’s Wall began in 122AD under Roman Emperor Hadrian.  You can walk its 73 miles (117.5km) length, or just visit a section.

The Angel of the North is found in Gateshead. Completed in 1998, the largest sculpture in the UK is already an iconic part of the North East’s landscape.

Durham Cathedral is almost 1000 years old. It can be recognised as part of Hogwarts, and still hosts daily church services. 


You don’t have to take our word for how great the North East is. These blogs and websites will share our love of the area and give you the insider scoop of things to do here.

Scran on the Tyne brings reviews and food of all the best food in the North East.

The official Visit North East England website has everything from cocktails to cathedrals.

Local lass Stephanie Fox’s lifestyle blog explores Newcastle and beyond. Read now and discover more.