A recently renovated pele tower situated in Creswell on the coast.

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Unique And Hidden Places To Visit In Northumberland And The North

Search for amazing places to visit in the North and you will be inundated with pictures of spectacular castles, beautiful waterfalls, majestic bridges or rolling hills to name a few. But what if you wanted to find something a bit more unusual that is tucked away or if you want to know what other hidden treasures can be found nearby.

How would you find exactly where they are and also where to park? The Fabulous North team is here to help. Find our most popular places in the North chosen by category, region or even by the most views and social media likes!

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Newly Added Places In The North

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Dunbar Battery
Dunbar Battery
Military Dunbar Borders

An 18th century battery protecting Dunbar Harbour from invasion and privateers.

The Howitzer Gun
The Howitzer Gun
Military Seaham County Durham

A 5.5 inch Howitzer Gun to celebrate Seaham's links to the Royal Artillery and coastal defence during WWII.

Guyzance Weir
Guyzance Weir
Waterfall Guyzance Northumberland

A weir in the River Coquet which powered a nearby water mill, but was also the scene of a wartime tragedy.

Davidson's Monument
Davidson's Monument
Statue Carlisle Cumbria

A remote 19th century monument in the border forest of Kershope marking the spot of a gamekeeper killed by poachers and a large prehistoric Neolithic burial mound.

Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort
Military Hexham Northumberland

A Roman Fort that forms part of Hadrian's Wall at the frontier of the Roman Empire.

Richmond Castle
Richmond Castle
Castle Richmond North Yorkshire

Early Norman castle built in the 1070s by Alan Rufus.

Popular Places In The North

View the most popular places in the Fabulous North chosen by most views and social media likes!

Wharnley Burn Waterfall
Wharnley Burn Waterfall
Waterfall Consett County Durham

A beautiful little waterfall located in Allensford near Consett.

Crammel Linn Waterfall
Crammel Linn Waterfall
Waterfall Gilsland Northumberland

A lovely little double waterfall near Gilsland.

Hartburn Grotto
Hartburn Grotto
Cave Morpeth Northumberland

A natural cave modified into a place for swimmers to get changed in the 18th century.

Hen Hole
Hen Hole
Waterfall The Cheviots Northumberland

The most spectacular gorge with cascades and waterfalls in the whole of Northumberland if not the UK!

William Wallace Statue
William Wallace Statue
Statue Melrose Borders

A red sandstone statue of William Wallace overlooking the River Tweed Valley near Melrose.

Giant Spoon Cramlington
Giant Spoon Cramlington
Art Cramlington Northumberland

A giant 15 foot spoon in between two fields near Cramlington and Seghill as part of a National Lottery funded art trail.

How Fabulous Is The North?

In a nutshell - Fabulous! With so many spectacular castles, lakes, beaches, churches and rolling hills, the North is rich in beauty and history. But what about all the little hidden gems that are tucked away that only a few know about? A little stone marker celebrating Queen Victoria's Jubilee tucked up on a crag or a huge crane bucket resting in the middle of a remote field?

We're not just here to show you where the main landmarks are, we also want to help you find all the little nuggets in this amazing region. If you know what you want to see then browse by category and see all that is available. Or you can find places by region if you want to see what is nearby. Not sure what you want to see? Then sit back and let us inspire you.

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Choose A Category

Not sure what to visit first? From castles, to monuments, to churches, to amazing landmarks, the North has it all. Choose a category that appeals to you and see what you will find.

Find Walks In The North

Find a fabulous walk for your next adventure where you will encounter lots of the amazing places we have found.

Alnwick Riverside And Railways
Alnwick Riverside And Railways
14km (9 miles) Alnwick Northumberland

A walk from Alnwick Castle following the river Aln and then back near the old railway.

Great Standrop, Cunyan Crags and Linhope Spout
Great Standrop, Cunyan Crags and Linhope Spout
18km (11 miles) Ingram Valley Northumberland

A wander up to the Great Standrop on Hedgehope Hill via Cunyan Crags and the smaller crags on Dunmoor Hill with a return visit to Linhope Spout.

Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks
Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks
23km (14 miles) Buttermere Cumbria

23km walk covering 4 Wainwright Fells, including Wainwright's favourite, Haystacks.

Hawthorn Woods, Meadow, and Dene
Hawthorn Woods, Meadow, and Dene
4km (2 miles) Seaham County Durham

Delightful woods, meadows and coastal surprises with mini challenges. Situated near Seaham, County Durham.

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Most Visited Places In The North

View the most visited places in the North as voted by our Fabulous North VIPs!

Grey's Monument
Grey's Monument
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Monument dedicated to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838.

Swing Bridge
Swing Bridge
Bridge Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Rotating bridge designed by William Armstrong, which opened in 1876.

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle
Castle Bamburgh Northumberland

The seat of the ancient kings of Northumbria and a mighty stronghold on the coast of Northumberland.

Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum
Estate Stanley County Durham

350 acre world famous open air museum set in rural County Durham.

Central Arcade
Central Arcade
Building Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

An ornate, Edwardian Shopping Arcade, in the centre of Newcastle built in 1906. The arcade is set within Richard Grainger's Central Exchange Building.

Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory
Religious Place Holy Island Northumberland

A ruined Priory on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, widely considered to be the birthplace of Christianity in England.

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