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!Find Places
Newly Added Places In The North
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Auckland Park PyramidObelisk Bishop Auckland County Durham
A decorative well head built in the 18th century.
Lawe TopLandscape South Shields Tyne And Wear
A pleasant green with many fine views of magnificent landmarks of North and South Shields.
Redheugh CragLandscape Edlingham Northumberland
Sandstone crag, popular with climbers, on the hills near Edlingham with a hidden surprise.
Piercebridge Roman BridgeBridge Darlington County Durham
Remains of a Roman Bridge that carried Dere Street over the River Tees.
Brusselton InclineLandmark Bishop Auckland County Durham
Remains of part of the original Stockton and Darlington Railway main line, built in 1825.
Richmond RacecourseSport 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
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Wharnley Burn WaterfallWaterfall Consett County Durham
A beautiful little waterfall located in Allensford near Consett.
Crammel Linn WaterfallWaterfall Gilsland Northumberland
A lovely little double waterfall near Gilsland.
Hartburn GrottoCave Morpeth Northumberland
A natural cave modified into a place for swimmers to get changed in the 18th century.
Hen HoleWaterfall The Cheviots Northumberland
The most spectacular gorge with cascades and waterfalls in the whole of Northumberland if not the UK!
William Wallace StatueStatue Melrose Borders
A red sandstone statue of William Wallace overlooking the River Tweed Valley near Melrose.
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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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 Carew7km (4 miles) Hartlepool County Durham
A wander around the seaside resort of Seaton Carew in the Borough of Hartlepool.
Berwick Law1km (1 mile) East Lothian Borders
A short walk up to the top of Berwick Law in East Lothian.
Shaftoe Crags8km (5 miles) Bolam Northumberland
A short wander around the spectacular Shaftoe Crags finding a Jubilee Stone, a standing stone and bagging a trig point.
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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 MonumentStatue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear
Monument dedicated to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838.
Beamish MuseumEstate Stanley County Durham
350 acre world famous open air museum set in rural County Durham.
Bamburgh CastleCastle Bamburgh Northumberland
The seat of the ancient kings of Northumbria and a mighty stronghold on the coast of Northumberland.
Swing BridgeBridge Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear
Rotating bridge designed by William Armstrong, which opened in 1876.
Central ArcadeBuilding 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.
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Browse Places By Location
Want to find out what is in a particular location? We've got you covered. Click an area from a small selection below and we'll magically transport you into a world of fabulous places.
- Framwellgate Moor 1
- Houghton-le-Spring 7
- Eglingham 1
- Harbottle 6
- Witton le Wear 1
- Matfen 1
- Cullercoats 6
- Kirkby Stephen 1
- Seahouses 2
- Dunbar 4
- Gateshead 17
- Newton Aycliffe 1
- Denton Burn 1
- Barnard Castle 5
- Helmsley 1
- Carlisle 2
- Wetheral 2
- Bellingham 7
- Newcastle City Centre 46
- Alnmouth 6
- Leyburn 1
- Haydon Bridge 4
- Washington 3
- Morpeth 19
- Longhorsley 1
- Kelso 9
- Newburn 2
- Bothal 4
- Whitburn 4
- Preston 1
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