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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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The Nick
The Nick
Art Kielder Northumberland

A piece of public art providing seating, shelter and a belta view over North Tyne Valley.

Whittonstall Wicker Man
Whittonstall Wicker Man
Art Stocksfield Northumberland

A cool rural wicker man, keeping an eye on any bad lads on the border of Northumberland and Durham.

Robinson Memorial
Robinson Memorial
Landmark Kielder Northumberland

A remote memorial cairn to Lord Robinson who was instrumental in forming the British Forestry Commission and Kielder Forest.

Flamborough Castle
Flamborough Castle
Castle Flamborough East Riding Of Yorkshire

Remains of a 14th century castle in the heart of Flamborough village.

Yearning Hall
Yearning Hall
Building The Cheviots Northumberland

A ruined farm house on top of Yearning Law near the border ridge.

The Drinking Dinosaur
The Drinking Dinosaur
Landmark Flamborough East Riding Of Yorkshire

A sea arch and rock formation that is said to resemble a drinking dinosaur at Flamborough Head.

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.

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.

Northumberland Coastal Challenge Walk
Northumberland Coastal Challenge Walk
42km (26 miles) Bamburgh Northumberland

A 42km (26 mile) marathon walk starting at Budle Bay and ending in Alnmouth, ran by Shepherds Walks.

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.

Walla Crag
Walla Crag
9km (6 miles) Keswick Cumbria

A nice gentle wander up to Walla Crag in Keswick with spectacular views over Derwent Water.

Hepburn Moor And Ros Castle
Hepburn Moor And Ros Castle
17km (11 miles) Chillingham Northumberland

A meander from Ros Castle down the west side of Hepburn Moor finding cairns, hillforts, pill boxes, crags and the Blawearie.

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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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