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Ridley Park
Ridley Park
Landscape Blyth Northumberland

A public Park in Blyth opened in 1904.

The Man with the Donkey
The Man with the Donkey
Statue South Shields Tyne And Wear

A statue to John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his unlikely companion.

Charm Bracelet
Charm Bracelet
Art Saltburn North Yorkshire

Steel artwork by Richard Farrington on the Cleveland Way walking trail.

Huntcliff Guibal Fan House
Huntcliff Guibal Fan House
Building Saltburn North Yorkshire

Guibal fan house built in 1872, which once ventilated Huntcliff Ironstone mine.

Bedale Leech House
Bedale Leech House
Building Bedale North Yorkshire

A small castellated house in Bedale that was used to house leeches which were sold to local doctors for bloodletting.

Howk Bobbin Mill
Howk Bobbin Mill
Building Carlisle Cumbria

Howk Bobbin Mill is a ruined 19th century mill, it is hidden away surrounded by trees with the River Caldew running alongside it and the mystical fairy pools nearby.

Apothecary's Tower
Apothecary's Tower
Tower Skye Scotland

A neoclassical tower that stands on top of a bluff overlooking Portree harbour.

Spirit of South Shields
Spirit of South Shields
Art South Shields Tyne And Wear

Bronze statue close to the River Tyne, depicting the history of South Shields.

Lune Aqueduct
Lune Aqueduct
Bridge Lancaster Lancashire

A Georgian Grade I Listed aqueduct, the largest all-masonry aqueduct in Britain taking the Lancaster Canal over the River Lune.

Black Carts Turret
Black Carts Turret
Building Simonburn Northumberland

Turret 29A on Hadrian's Wall.

Swans in Flight
Swans in Flight
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Five bronze life-size swans in various stages of flight that look naturally interwoven with each other.

Chemical Beach
Chemical Beach
Landscape Seaham County Durham

A juxaposed scene, with chaldron wheels, industrial remains, and an old jetty against a backdrop of organic appeal.

Hetton Bogs Nature Reserve
Hetton Bogs Nature Reserve
Landscape Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

A local nature reserve with a modern history of regeneration from marshland to bog due to the end of water mills.

The National Museum Of The Royal Navy Hartlepool
The National Museum Of The Royal Navy Hartlepool
Museum Hartlepool County Durham

All that would have been dock life around the 18th century and complete with one of The Admiralties Frigates, The HMS Trincomalee.

Durham Town Hall
Durham Town Hall
Building Durham County Durham

A splendid feast of medieval lookalike architectural delights, and other things.

Rising Sun Country Park
Rising Sun Country Park
Landscape Benton Tyne And Wear

162 hectare park with ponds, walkways and bird hides.

Hermitage Castle
Hermitage Castle
Castle Hawick Scotland

A ruined border fortress built in the 13th century and associated with battles and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Chesters Hillfort
Chesters Hillfort
Hillfort East Lothian Borders

The remains of a 2,000 year old hillfort in Drem, East Lothian.

Newcastle Through the Ages
Newcastle Through the Ages
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A mural depicting history and noteworthy people and places of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Rochester War Memorial
Rochester War Memorial
Military Rochester Northumberland

War Memorial from 1921 by the A68 in Rochester, Northumberland

Lammerside Castle
Lammerside Castle
Castle Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

Ruined 14th century pele tower set in the Cumbrian countryside.

Bewcastle Castle
Bewcastle Castle
Castle Bewcastle Cumbria

The remaining gatehouse and garderobe of Bewcastle Castle which was built in the 14th century by one of Edward III's generals.

Gan Canny
Gan Canny
Art Sunderland Tyne And Wear

A life size reminder of The Vaux Brewery wagons and Dray horses by Ray Lonsdale.

Vindolanda
Vindolanda
Museum Hexham Northumberland

A Roman Fort, surrounding settlement and museum that has been gradually excavated over the past 50 years and the location of some of the most important Roman finds in history.

Thornton Court Pig and Mushrooms
Thornton Court Pig and Mushrooms
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Steel Truffle Pigs and Mushroom Statues hidden in Newcastle Centre by the Men of Steel blacksmith Graeme Hopper.

Seaham Lime Kilns
Seaham Lime Kilns
Lime Kiln Seaham County Durham

Lime kilns located at Seaham harbour, restored in 2005.

Dunbar Battery
Dunbar Battery
Military Dunbar Borders

An 18th century battery protecting Dunbar Harbour from invasion and privateers.

The Howitzer Gun
The Howitzer Gun
Military Seaham County Durham

A 5.5 inch Howitzer Gun to celebrate Seaham's links to the Royal Artillery and coastal defence during WWII.

Guyzance Weir
Guyzance Weir
Waterfall Guyzance Northumberland

A weir in the River Coquet which powered a nearby water mill, but was also the scene of a wartime tragedy.

Davidson's Monument
Davidson's Monument
Statue Carlisle Cumbria

A remote 19th century monument in the border forest of Kershope marking the spot of a gamekeeper killed by poachers and a large prehistoric Neolithic burial mound.

Housesteads Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort
Military Hexham Northumberland

A Roman Fort that forms part of Hadrian's Wall at the frontier of the Roman Empire.

Richmond Castle
Richmond Castle
Castle Richmond North Yorkshire

Early Norman castle built in the 1070s by Alan Rufus.

Northumbria University Art Trail
Northumbria University Art Trail
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Exploring the old and modern art around the Northumbria University Campus.

Easby Abbey
Easby Abbey
Religious Place Richmond North Yorkshire

Ruins of a 12th century Premonstratensian abbey in the hamlet of Easby.

Codex Amiatinus Sculpture
Codex Amiatinus Sculpture
Art Sunderland Tyne And Wear

The Sunderland Codex sculpture outside the University of Sunderland vividly depicts the Codex Amiatinus, the world's oldest single-volume Latin Bible.

Mowbray Park
Mowbray Park
Statue Sunderland Tyne And Wear

A Victorian park with many fine features, sculptures, and modern-day art installations including reference to Lewis Carroll.

Dally Castle
Dally Castle
Castle Bellingham Northumberland

Explore 13th century Dally Castle ruins, one of Northumberland's earliest hall houses showcasing medieval architecture.

Richmond Obelisk
Richmond Obelisk
Obelisk Richmond North Yorkshire

An obelisk standing in Richmond Market Place dating to 1771 with a surprising hidden secret.

Piercebridge Roman Fort
Piercebridge Roman Fort
Building Darlington County Durham

Remains of a roman fort built around 260AD

Vane Tempest Sculpture
Vane Tempest Sculpture
Art Seaham County Durham

Sculpture depicting the skyline of the old Vane Tempest colliery in Seaham.

Mealt Waterfall And Kilt Rock
Mealt Waterfall And Kilt Rock
Waterfall Skye Scotland

A 60m waterfall cascading into the sea next to a 90m basalt cliff resembling a kilt.

Shildon Railway Art Works
Shildon Railway Art Works
Art Shildon County Durham

A series of railway related art works in Shildon.

Durham Riverwalk Selfie Wall
Durham Riverwalk Selfie Wall
Art Durham County Durham

Artwork on a call of angel wings, balloons and an umbrella, set up ready for a selfie.

Causeway House
Causeway House
Building Bardon Mill Northumberland

Sitting on a blowy corner of the Northumberland National Park, is Causeway House, Northumberland's only heather thatched cottage. With a history of hidden lucky roof charms and close to a Roman Milecastle.

Shotton Colliery War Memorial
Shotton Colliery War Memorial
Military Shotton County Durham

Lifesize Durham Light Infantry soldier atop a plinth with his rifle.

Lampounette Near The Penny Ferry Bridge
Lampounette Near The Penny Ferry Bridge
Art Durham County Durham

Yes, a 20 foot high desk lamp in green that was part of the Lumiere festival.

Dunbar Castle
Dunbar Castle
Castle Dunbar Borders

One of Scotland's strongest fortresses sitting in a prominent position overlooking the harbour of Dunbar.

Murton Cenotaph And Children of Mothers
Murton Cenotaph And Children of Mothers
Statue Seaham County Durham

A serene sculpture by Ray Lonsdale, positioned eloquently by The Cenotaph in Murton, near Seaham.

Georgian Sundials
Georgian Sundials
Machinery Richmond North Yorkshire

Georgian era sundials on two facades of one house at The Green in Richmond.

Thomas Wright Observatory
Thomas Wright Observatory
Folly Bishop Auckland County Durham

Observatory dating from 1765, built by local astronomer Thomas Wright.

Greyfriars Tower
Greyfriars Tower
Religious Place Richmond North Yorkshire

A tower which is all that remains of the Greyfriars Franciscan Friary in the centre of Richmond.

Ridsdale Iron Works
Ridsdale Iron Works
Building Ridsdale Northumberland

The Ridsdale Iron Works, castle-like ruin in, was the point of manufacture of pig steel used in the construction of Newcastle's High Level Bridge.

Low Cleughs Bastle
Low Cleughs Bastle
Bastle Ridsdale Northumberland

A ruined 17th-century bastle, or fortified farmhouse, situated on a south-east slope of moorland on the edge Ridsdale.

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
Crag, Rock And Cairn 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.

School Aycliffe Water Tower
School Aycliffe Water Tower
Water Tower Newton Aycliffe County Durham

A disused water tower that once supplied Aycliffe Hospital.

Amble Shipwrecks
Amble Shipwrecks
Landmark Amble Northumberland

A number of shipwrecks visible in Amble harbour at low tide.

Blue Carpet Stairs
Blue Carpet Stairs
Stairs Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A curvaceous staircase in wood, metal and concrete by Thomas Heatherwick.

Bigges Pillar
Bigges Pillar
Crag, Rock And Cairn Edlingham Northumberland

Mysterious large stone pillar remains situated high up in Edlingham Woods giving views across Northumberland.

Church of St Agatha
Church of St Agatha
Religious Place Richmond North Yorkshire

A church in Richmond with built elements dating from the 12th century.

Devil's Arrows
Devil's Arrows
Standing Stone Knaresborough North Yorkshire

Three tall Neolithic standing stones sitting in a line in Boroughbridge near Knaresborough.

Culloden Tower
Culloden Tower
Folly Richmond North Yorkshire

Folly in the heart of Richmond, now a beautiful holiday let.

Shepherds Cairn At Ewartly Shank
Shepherds Cairn At Ewartly Shank
Standing Stone Alnham Northumberland

A monument to two shepherds who lost their lives in a snow storm and ultimately led to the formation of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

Legs Cross
Legs Cross
Landmark Darlington County Durham

The remains of a Saxon Cross adjacent to the B6275 which follows the line of the old Roman Road Dere Street.

Northfield Doocot
Northfield Doocot
Dovecote East Lothian Borders

A dovecote or doocot as the Scots call it, next to Northfield house in East Lothian.

Oliver Duckett Folly
Oliver Duckett Folly
Folly Richmond North Yorkshire

Magnificent folly on the outskirts of Richmond, built around 1760.

The Heugh at Hartlepool Headland
The Heugh at Hartlepool Headland
Lighthouse Hartlepool County Durham

This peninsula has several pleasing aspects such as a lighthouse, a cannon and the goddess Nike atop the war memorial.

Holy Jesus Hospital
Holy Jesus Hospital
Building Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A hospital built on the site of a 13th century Augustinian Friary to house the "poor freemen" of Newcastle.

Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Bridge Glenfinnan Scotland

A 21 arch viaduct carrying the West Highland Line (and Hogwarts Express) over Loch Shiel.

Manside Cross
Manside Cross
Standing Stone Elsdon Northumberland

The remains of a medieval cross with only a socket stone and stone shaft still standing.

Stonecroft Engine House
Stonecroft Engine House
Machinery Hexham Northumberland

An 18th Century engine house near Settlingstones, built to contain a 70” Cornish Condensing Engine and the discovery place of the mega mineral Witherite

Barnes Castle
Barnes Castle
Castle East Lothian Borders

An unfinished castle built by Sir John Seton situated a few miles north-east of Haddington in East Lothian.

The Loovre
The Loovre
Building Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

Once a public loo, now a tiny holiday home in the heart of Berwick.

Jewels Of The Sea
Jewels Of The Sea
Art Seaham County Durham

34 pieces of enlarged micro marine life made from weathered Corten steel by Andrew McKeown at East Shore Village, Seaham.

Above Beyond Below Mural
Above Beyond Below Mural
Art Seaham County Durham

A mural of miners on the side of The Volunteer Pub in the St Johns area of Seaham.

George Stephenson Monument
George Stephenson Monument
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Statue dedicated to George Stephenson at the junction of Westgate Road and Neville Street.

Friar's Goose Pumping Station
Friar's Goose Pumping Station
Building Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Remains of a pumping station built by Robert Stephenson in 1844.

What Lies Beneath Us
What Lies Beneath Us
Art Durham County Durham

A large scale pavement map showing the geology of The British Isles.

Grant's Clock
Grant's Clock
Landmark Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear

An ornate clock standing on Whitley Bay promenade, unveiled by Councillor James Hamilton Grant in 1933.

Featherstone Park Prisoner of War Camp
Featherstone Park Prisoner of War Camp
Building Haltwhistle Northumberland

A former POW camp located behind Featherstone Castle for Italian and German prisoners of war.

Wray Castle
Wray Castle
Castle Ambleside Cumbria

A neo-gothic 1800s castle with lovely lakeside grounds for a wander.

Durham Market Place
Durham Market Place
Statue Durham County Durham

A gem of a market place with interesting sculptures, some secret creatures, and a timeline.

Invergarry Castle
Invergarry Castle
Castle Invergarry Scotland

Small ruined castle in the grounds of the Glengarry Castle estate.

The Coxswain And The George Elmy Lifeboat
The Coxswain And The George Elmy Lifeboat
Statue Seaham County Durham

A Coxswain Statue by Ray Lonsdale is a tribute to the RNLI and the 9 lives lost on the Lifeboat 'The George Elmy'.

Rickerby Park Stone Circle
Rickerby Park Stone Circle
Stone Circle Carlisle Cumbria

A stone circle showing all the different kinds of stone that are quarried in the area.

Robert Loraine Monument
Robert Loraine Monument
Standing Stone Bolam Northumberland

A monument to Robert Loraine, who was brutally murdered by Border Reivers in Kirkhale.

Battery Stairs
Battery Stairs
Stairs Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A staircase leading up to where the battery would have been in Newcastle.

Roker Park
Roker Park
Landscape Sunderland Tyne And Wear

A Victorian Public Park dating from 1880.

Ever Changing
Ever Changing
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

An abstract sculpture by Eilis O'Connell of a conical, polished stainless-steel sculpture.

Elsdon Tower
Elsdon Tower
Building Elsdon Northumberland

A medieval pele tower first recorded in 1415.

Gosford Park And House
Gosford Park And House
Landscape East Lothian Borders

A stunning house and landscaped grounds which is the seat of the Earls of Wemyss.

Killingworth Hippos
Killingworth Hippos
Art Killingworth Tyne And Wear

A family of four concrete hippos on a housing estate in Killingworth.

Benwell Vallum Crossing
Benwell Vallum Crossing
Building Benwell Tyne And Wear

The ruins of a crossing used to allow Roman soldiers and goods across the Vallum.

Parsons’ Polygon
Parsons’ Polygon
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Relief sculpture around a metro ventilation shaft.

Little Church Rock Simonside
Little Church Rock Simonside
Crag, Rock And Cairn Rothbury Northumberland

A large rock in next to Simonside in Rothbury that resembles a small church and may have been a meeting place for persecuted religious groups.

Swirle Pavilion
Swirle Pavilion
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

An attractive folly of several styles making a pleasant sitting arrangement along the River Tyne.

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