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Unique And Hidden Places To Visit In Northumberland And The North

Find amazing places to visit in the North including spectacular castles, beautiful waterfalls, fabulous follies and plenty of hidden gems.

Newly Added Places In The North

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Bellymack Farm Red Kite Feeding Station
Bellymack Farm Red Kite Feeding Station
Landscape Dumfries Scotland

A Red Kite Feeding Station set up on a Farm.

Murray's Monument
Murray's Monument
Obelisk Newton Stewart Scotland

Monument built in 1835 in memory of a local shepherd's boy, Alexander Murray.

Steel Ladle Truck
Steel Ladle Truck
Machinery Consett County Durham

A ladle train that would transfer hot metal within the Consett Steelworks.

Sybil's Well
Sybil's Well
Fountain Branxton Northumberland

A well head commissioned by Lady Waterford that was once fed by a natural spring and linked to the Battle Of Flodden.

Kielder Column
Kielder Column
Art Kielder Northumberland

A stone artwork by John Maine that forms part of the Kielder Forest Art and Architecture Trail.

Beacon On Beacon Hill South
Beacon On Beacon Hill South
Landmark Richmond North Yorkshire

A beacon on a hill just outside Richmond that was supposidly erected for Millennium celebrations.

Popular Places In The North

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

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!

Wharnley Burn Waterfall
Wharnley Burn Waterfall
Waterfall Consett County Durham

A beautiful little waterfall located in Allensford near Consett.

Hartburn Grotto
Hartburn Grotto
Cave Morpeth Northumberland

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

Crammel Linn Waterfall
Crammel Linn Waterfall
Waterfall Gilsland Northumberland

A lovely little double waterfall near Gilsland.

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.

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.

Finding Hidden Gems To Visit

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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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.

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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.

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

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

Bloodybush Edge, Hogdon Law And Weather Cairn
Bloodybush Edge, Hogdon Law And Weather Cairn
30km (19 miles) The Cheviots Northumberland

A 30km walk to bag some trig points and chunky hills including Bloodybush Edge, Cushat Law, Hogdon Law and Weather Cairn.

Meggie's Burn And Blyth Coast
Meggie's Burn And Blyth Coast
6km (4 miles) Blyth Northumberland

A wander to Meggie's Burn in Blyth and then back along the coast and via the promenade.

Old Durham and 6 Bridges
Old Durham and 6 Bridges
5km (3 miles) Durham County Durham

A walk along The River Wear and into Old Durham Gardens crossing over 6 bridges.

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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.

Most Visited Places In The North

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

Swing Bridge
Swing Bridge
Bridge Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

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

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

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.

Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
Castle Alnwick Northumberland

A castle and country house in Alnwick, Northumberland. It is the seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland.

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