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Jervaulx Abbey
Religious Place Ripon North Yorkshire

A beautiful ruined abbey on the estate of Jervaulx Hall was the original home of Wensleydale cheese.

Wheatley Hill Heritage Center
Building Peterlee County Durham

Once a former chapel, but is now a museum, packed full of local heritage.

Clennell Hall
Building Alwinton Northumberland

A 15th century country house, situated near the village of Alwinton in an area of natural outstanding beauty.

Boxing Gloves
Art Peterlee County Durham

Six foot pair of boxing gloves commemorating the achievements of Maurice Cullen.

Relative Treats
Statue Horden County Durham

A life size sculpture of grandmother and granddaughter by Ray Lonsdale.

Hownsgill Viaduct
Bridge Consett County Durham

54m high viaduct, built with the help of Robert Stephenson.

Low Barnes Nature Reserve
Landscape Bishop Auckland County Durham

A 47 hectare nature reserve near Witton le Wear created on an area of former sand and gravel quarry and sewerage treatment works.

Durham Cow
Art Durham County Durham

Life size sculpture referring to the legend of Durham's founding on the banks of the River Wear

Mural and the Village Remains
Statue Horden County Durham

Striking mural and sculpture, depicting South Hetton's mining heritage.

Temenos
Art Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Art installation near Middlesbrough football ground.

Vulcan Street Works
Landmark Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Brickwork from the Victorian age.

Kingsgate Footbridge
Bridge Durham County Durham

Modernist footbridge completed without using scaffolding in 1963

Eshott Airfield
Machinery Morpeth Northumberland

An airfield mainly for pleasure flights where you can sit with a cup of tea in the observation deck and watch the planes take off and land.

Lowther Castle
Castle Penrith Cumbria

A skeleton of a castle built by the Lowther family who have owned this estate since before the 11th century.

Shilbottle Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Alnwick Northumberland

A late 18th or early 19th Century Lime Kiln just outside Shilbottle.

High Moorsley Weather Radar Station
Landmark Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

A distinguished weather radar station that can be seen for miles.

Lambley Viaduct
Bridge Haltwhistle Northumberland

An amazing example of a Victorian designed viaduct spanning 280m over the South River Tyne.

Spanish Gallery and Mining Art Gallery
Museum Bishop Auckland County Durham

Two fantastic galleries in the heart of Bishop Auckland.

Auckland Castle
Castle Bishop Auckland County Durham

Castle dating back to the 17th century and home to the bishops of Durham.

Auckland Tower
Building Bishop Auckland County Durham

A tower based on a siege engine amongst eclectic buildings

Transporter Bridge
Bridge Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

The Transporter Bridge that spans the River Tees in Middlesbrough.

Durham Angel
Statue Peterlee County Durham

Designed by local sculpturer Ray Lonsdale, this statue Horns could be the Angel Of Durham.

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Landscape Craster Northumberland

Nature Reserve set in a former Whinstone Quarry in the village of Embleton

Mike Barry Motorcycle Museum
Museum Carlisle Cumbria

A museum with a truckload of old bikes beautifully restored by past racer Mike Barry.

Rievaulx Abbey
Religious Place Helmsley North Yorkshire

Ruined 12th century abbey in the beautiful Rye Valley, North Yorkshire

Temple of Mithras
Religious Place Simonburn Northumberland

A Roman Temple dedicated to the God Mithras near to Brocolitia Fort on Hadrian's Wall.

Roker Lighthouse And Pier
Lighthouse Sunderland Tyne And Wear

A stunning example of a lighthouse in Sunderland with a parabolic pier.

Fiddlers Green Statue
Art North Shields Tyne And Wear

A metal statue by Ray Lonsdale built as a memorial for fishermen lost at sea from North Shields.

Easington Colliery
Landmark Peterlee County Durham

A town with a nature reserve, memorial garden, cemetry and a reconstructed miners pit cage, celebrating the times of mining in Easington Colliery.

Generation
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Statues of three heads representing different eras of human and industrial production.

Fast Castle
Castle Eyemouth Borders

The ruins of a castle fought over by the Scots and English on a small outcrop near St Abbs.

Fulwell Windmill
Windmill Sunderland Tyne And Wear

A 19th Century Windmill in Fulwell, built for Joseph Swan in 1806.

Castle Eden Dene
Landscape Peterlee County Durham

221 hectares of woodland, grassland and paths leading to the beautiful Durham coast.

Whorlton Castle
Castle Northallerton North Yorkshire

Ruined motte and bailey castle, dating back to the Norman Conquest.

Invader Street Art
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Tiled street art depicting space invaders placed around Newcastle City Centre

Little Tern Sculpture
Art Horden County Durham

Artwork inspired by the Little Tern colony which return to nest in Horden every spring.

Blagdon Hall Estate
Estate Cramlington Northumberland

The private estate of the White Ridley family where the grounds are filled with wonderful statues, follies and temples.

Apollo Pavilion
Art Peterlee County Durham

A Brutalist public work of art in Peterlee, designed by British Artist and Architect, Victor Pasmore.

Steetley Pier
Landmark Hartlepool County Durham

A 2,000 foot long pier built in the 1960's to pipe sea water for the magnesia treatment works.

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
Landscape Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

Nature Reserve near Houghton-le-Spring run by Durham Wildlife Trust.

Washington F Pit
Building Washington Tyne And Wear

Small museum showcasing the history of coal mining in the region.

Watersmeet
Water Hexham Northumberland

The meeting place of the north and south River Tyne sources.

Alnwick Water Tower
Water Tower Alnwick Northumberland

A water tower sitting next to the kitchen garden of Alnwick Gardens.

Haswell Colliery Engine House
Building Shotton County Durham

A ruined colliery engine house that was part of a monumental mining disaster.

Beamish Museum
Estate Stanley County Durham

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

Tynemouth North Pier
Lighthouse Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A 900m long pier protecting ships when entering the River Tyne at Tynemouth.

Whitburn Arch
Standing Stone South Shields Tyne And Wear

A small rock arch off the coast in South Shields near Souter Lighthouse.

Bell Tower Of St Oswald Church Kirkoswald
Tower Penrith Cumbria

A stand alone bell tower for the the Church of St Oswald in Kirkoswald, Cumbria.

The Portrait Bench
Art Bedlington Northumberland

A metal sculpted bench portraying three notable people from the Bedlington area.

Armstrong Memorial
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A life sized bronze sculpture in memory of Lord Armstrong on Barras Bridge outside the Hancock Museum.

Beamish Shorthorns
Art Consett County Durham

A sculpture of four metal cows constructed from old JCB parts, grazing on the C2C route near Beamish.

Marsden Lime Kilns
Lime Kiln South Shields Tyne And Wear

Lime kilns on the coast near South Shields, built in the 1870s.

Berwick Parks
Landscape Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

Two Parks, Castle Vale and Coronation Park, set either side of Berwick Station which include footpaths, shelters, rose gardens and a lily pond.

Lowther Mausoleum
Religious Place Penrith Cumbria

A mausoleum for William the second Earl, who died in 1844.

Source of the North Tyne River
Standing Stone Kielder Northumberland

A standing stone marking the northern source of the River Tyne in Deadwater.

Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum
Landscape Wallsend Tyne And Wear

Excavated Roman fort, with a museum and 35m viewing tower.

Wetheral Viaduct - Corby Bridge
Bridge Wetheral Cumbria

A maginificent viaduct spanning the River Eden in Wetheral.

Wetheral Caves - St Contantine's Call
Cave Wetheral Cumbria

A 3 chambered cave used by the monks as storage and safegaurd and as a dwelling for St Constantine.

Murder Cleugh
Standing Stone The Cheviots Northumberland

A small marker stone where Robert Lumsden murdered Isabella Sudden in 1610.

Penrith Beacon
Tower Penrith Cumbria

A beacon that when lit would warn the neighbouring villages of an impending attack!

King Street Stairs
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A new artwork on the King Street Stairs leading from the Quayside to All Saints Church.

Swing Bridge
Bridge Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

Simonburn Castle
Castle Simonburn Northumberland

Originally envisaged as a motte and bailey, Simonburn Castle was eventually a tower house before falling into ruin.

RSPB Saltholme
Landscape Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

650 hectare site attracting thousands of birds every year.

The Mining Institute
Building Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers or as it is more commonly known, “The Mining Institute” is one of the finest buildings in Newcastle. It is a Victorian building built at the time when high-Gothic architecture was coming into fashion.

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.

The Laing Art Gallery
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A free art gallery in the centre of Newcastle housing works by Henry Moore, Thomas Bewick, Norman Cornish, Richard Hamilton and Charles Napier Hemy among others.

The Response
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A war memorial to the Northumberland Fusiliers sited on the grounds of St Thomas the Martyr Church at Barras Bridge, depicting the spirit and patriotic confidence that swept the nation at the outset of war in 1914.

Hylton Castle
Castle Sunderland Tyne And Wear

14th century gatehouse tower built by Sir William Hylton.

Side Gallery
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Small photographic gallery on Newcastle's Quayside.

Black Hut at Catcleugh Reservoir
Building Byrness Northumberland

The last remaining hut built to accomodate the workers who constructed the Catcleugh Reservoir.

Walker Park
Landscape Walker Tyne And Wear

A Victorian public park in Walker, Newcastle with links to Robert Burns and its own population of Ring Necked Parakeets.

St Francis Of Assisi Church Byrness
Religious Place Byrness Northumberland

An 18th century church which was partly rebuilt in 1884. It has a window which commemorates those who died during the construction of the nearby Catcleugh Reservoir.

Alnwick Pants
Fountain Alnwick Northumberland

Fountains and water troughs throughout Alnwick that were once used to provide clean water.

Watergate Forest Park
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

24 hectare park with lake, woodland and waymarked paths in the heart of Gateshead.

Hume Castle
Castle Kelso Borders

A heavily modified ruin of an early 13th century castle held by the powerful Hume family.

Clifford's Fort
Military North Shields Tyne And Wear

A defensive gun battery established near the mouth of the Tyne during the Anglo Dutch Wars in the 17th Century and used during various later conflicts.

St Mary Magdalene Church Mitford
Religious Place Morpeth Northumberland

A Grade I Listed Church in Mitford with a number of interesting architectural features and Grade II Listed tombstones and Lych Gate in the churchyard.

Birkheads Secret Garden
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

A series of 12 gardens set in 3 acres of land in rural Gateshead.

Harry Hotspur Statue
Statue Alnwick Northumberland

Statue to Henry Percy, also known as Harry Hotspur, Alnwick's most famous Knight and one of Shakespeare's best known characters.

Capheaton Hall Chapel Folly
Religious Place Belsay Northumberland

A folly ruin of an 18th century chapel in the grounds of Capheaton Hall.

Hen Hole
Waterfall The Cheviots Northumberland

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

Chopwell Wood
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Beautiful 360 hectare woodland, great for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Church of St Aidan's Thockrington
Religious Place Swinburne Northumberland

An ancient Northumbrian Church, one of the oldest in the Country, dating back to the 11th Century that stands on a hill with amazing views in all directions.

Cullercoats Caves
Cave Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

Caves at Cullercoats Bay known locally as Fairies Caves.

Beaurepaire Priory
Religious Place Durham County Durham

A 13th century priory twixt manor house that was a retirement home and also a retreat for the Durham Monks.

Hurlestone Tower
Tower Chillingham Northumberland

A modern day folly set in the Lilburn Tower estate next to the Hurl Stone.

Hurl Stone
Standing Stone Chillingham Northumberland

A 4m standing stone, most likely a headless cross, maybe thrown there by giants or the devil.

Lilburn Tower
Estate Chillingham Northumberland

A country manor house with beautiful gardens, an observatory, old church and ruined pele tower.

Thomson Monument
Obelisk Kelso Borders

An obelisk commerating playwright and poet John Thomson, who also penned the words to Rule, Britannia.

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse
Religious Place Alnwick Northumberland

The remaining gatehouse from Alnwick Abbey, built in the 12th century.

Bondgate Tower
Tower Alnwick Northumberland

A 15th century gatehouse that was part of the Alnwick old town walls.

Pottergate Tower
Tower Alnwick Northumberland

Originally part of the town's medieval defences, this tower is now a luxury holiday cottage.

Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Fountain Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A 19th century fountain dedicated to Bryan Adamson, a lieutenant of the HMS Wasp that was lost at sea.

Sikehead Mine Chimneys
Chimney Blanchland Northumberland

Two chimneys remaining from the Sikehead mine set on Ramshaw Moors

Cullercoats Lifeboat Station
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A 19th Century, Grade II listed, Lifeboat Station situated on the beautiful horseshoe bay at Cullercoats.

Ros Castle Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Alnwick Northumberland

A ruined lime kiln sitting between Cateran Hole and Ros Castle in the Alnwick area.

The Ferry Hut - Ferryman's Hut
Building Alnmouth Northumberland

The smallest museum in Northumberland (if not the world!!) with pictures, memorabilia and trinkets about boating life in Alnmouth.

Tower House
Building Seaton Valley Northumberland

A castelled octagonal building in Seaton Sluice that was once a tax office, harbour master house and now a gallery.

Grey's Monument
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

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