A spectacular waterfall at the head of a forest walk.

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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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Auckland Park Pyramid
Auckland Park Pyramid
Obelisk Bishop Auckland County Durham

A decorative well head built in the 18th century.

Lawe Top
Lawe Top
Landscape South Shields Tyne And Wear

A pleasant green with many fine views of magnificent landmarks of North and South Shields.

Redheugh Crag
Redheugh Crag
Landscape Edlingham Northumberland

Sandstone crag, popular with climbers, on the hills near Edlingham with a hidden surprise.

Piercebridge Roman Bridge
Piercebridge Roman Bridge
Bridge Darlington County Durham

Remains of a Roman Bridge that carried Dere Street over the River Tees.

Brusselton Incline
Brusselton Incline
Landmark Bishop Auckland County Durham

Remains of part of the original Stockton and Darlington Railway main line, built in 1825.

Richmond Racecourse
Richmond Racecourse
Sport Richmond North Yorkshire

A former horse racing track on the outskirts of Richmond that contains what is left of the oldest, surviving, stone built, public grandstand in the world.

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.

Amble Art Trail Bord Waalk
Amble Art Trail Bord Waalk
Art Amble Northumberland

A trail of 12 bird related art exhibits dotted around the town of Amble. Find their exact whereabouts with our handy map and exact locations.

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.

Seaton Carew
Seaton Carew
7km (4 miles) Hartlepool County Durham

A wander around the seaside resort of Seaton Carew in the Borough of Hartlepool.

Berwick Law
Berwick Law
1km (1 mile) East Lothian Borders

A short walk up to the top of Berwick Law in East Lothian.

Shaftoe Crags
Shaftoe Crags
8km (5 miles) Bolam Northumberland

A short wander around the spectacular Shaftoe Crags finding a Jubilee Stone, a standing stone and bagging a trig point.

Buttermere Loop
Buttermere Loop
7km (4 miles) Buttermere Cumbria

Fairly easy loop around Buttermere lake with stunning scenery all around the route.

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Most Visited Places In The North

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

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

Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum
Estate Stanley County Durham

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

Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle
Castle Bamburgh Northumberland

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

Swing Bridge
Swing Bridge
Bridge Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

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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