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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.

Housey Crags
Housey Crags
Crag, Rock And Cairn The Cheviots Northumberland

A huge chunk of rock sitting on the north east banks of Hedgehope Hill overlooking the Harthope Valley.

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.

Langlee Crags
Langlee Crags
Crag, Rock And Cairn The Cheviots Northumberland

A stunning double headed crag on the north east banks of Hedgehope Hill.

Wray Castle
Wray Castle
Castle Ambleside Cumbria

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

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.

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.

Lady Waterford Hall
Lady Waterford Hall
Building Ford And Etal Northumberland

An old school hall in Ford Village that was decorated with biblical murals by Lady Waterford over 21 years.

War and Peace Memorial In Old Eldon Square
War and Peace Memorial In Old Eldon Square
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Saint George slaying the dragon atop a granite and portland stone pillar in the middle of old Eldon Square

Elemore Park
Elemore Park
Landscape Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

Former golf course with far reaching scenic views, a café with a model of an early steam engine by Stephenson.

Blue Carpet
Blue Carpet
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A blue carpet made out of crushed glass outside of the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. Part of an urban art project and created by Thomas Heatherwick.

Sunderland  Museum And Winter Gardens
Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens
Museum Sunderland Tyne And Wear

Something for all ages, from dinosaurs to mining, shipbuilding, glass, art, natural history, and an arboretum!

The Heugh Battery Museum at Hartlepool Headland
The Heugh Battery Museum at Hartlepool Headland
Museum Hartlepool County Durham

The site preserves the only First World War battle site in Blighty.

St Cuthberts Church Elsdon
St Cuthberts Church Elsdon
Religious Place Elsdon Northumberland

A 14-century church and all-round home to saints, tall tales, bones of Border Rievers and men of battle.

Brancepeth Castle
Brancepeth Castle
Castle Durham County Durham

Impressive castle owned by the Neville family until the 16th century.

St Martin's Kirk
St Martin's Kirk
Religious Place East Lothian Borders

A mid to late 12th century Kirk (Church) in the Romanesque style in Haddington, East Lothian.

Alnwick Market Cross
Alnwick Market Cross
Landmark Alnwick Northumberland

An 18th century market cross that would have been used for proclamations.

Elba Park
Elba Park
Landscape Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

52 acre park near Houghton-le-Spring with a sculpture trail and plenty of wildlife.

Luffness Friary
Luffness Friary
Religious Place East Lothian Borders

Visit the ruins of a once-thriving Carmelite monastery in Aberlady, East Lothian.

Luffness Water Tower
Luffness Water Tower
Water Tower East Lothian Borders

A 200 year old water tower in Aberlady that was used to provide water to Luffness hall.

Pencraig Standing Stone
Pencraig Standing Stone
Standing Stone East Lothian Borders

A 3m tall standing stone in a field in East Lothian dated back to the Bronze Age.

Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum
Museum Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A museum of science and industry housed in the former Co-operative Wholesaler Society Headquarters Building on Blandford Square.

Markle Dovecote
Markle Dovecote
Dovecote East Lothian Borders

A dovecote or doocot located in East Linton near Markle.

Rothbury Tree Trail
Rothbury Tree Trail
Landscape Rothbury Northumberland

A tree trail around Rothbury town centre and riverside showing you all the different types of trees and their history.

St Brandon's Church
St Brandon's Church
Religious Place Durham County Durham

Anglican church in Brancepeth, with views over to the stunning Brancepeth Castle.

The Lang Pack
The Lang Pack
Landmark Bellingham Northumberland

An unusual gravestone marking the final resting of a burglar trying to rob Lee Hall.

Hagrid's Hut
Hagrid's Hut
Landscape Glencoe Scotland

The filming location for Hagrid's Hut from the Harry Potter movies set up in Clachaig, Glencoe.

Royal Border Bridge
Royal Border Bridge
Bridge Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

A Grade I listed railway viaduct spanning the River Tweed at Berwick and built by Robert Stephenson.

Work, Rest, Pray Painting At Sherburn Village Community Centre
Work, Rest, Pray Painting At Sherburn Village Community Centre
Art Durham County Durham

An outstanding painting at Sheburn Village by Jordan Stead AKA Twenty Six Studio. It has become the pride of the village.

The Snook
The Snook
Landscape Holy Island Northumberland

The peninsula part of Holy Island, made up of dunes, salt marshes, Snook House and Snook Tower

Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Abbey
Religious Place Jedburgh Borders

A ruined Augustinian Abbey in the town of Jedburgh.

Dunbar Bear - DunBear
Dunbar Bear - DunBear
Statue Dunbar Borders

The DunBear is a steel sculpture of a brown bear in tribute to John Muir, the Dunbar-born naturalist and conservationist.

Penmanshiel Tunnel Monument
Penmanshiel Tunnel Monument
Landmark Duns Borders

A monument to two engineers who died during the collapse of the Penmanshiel Tunnel expansion.

Hopealone Trig Point
Hopealone Trig Point
Trig Point Haltwhistle Northumberland

The Hopealone trig point (316m) sitting on top of Hope Hill.

Maelmin Henge
Maelmin Henge
Religious Place Ford And Etal Northumberland

A replica of a nearby Anglo-Saxon henge and part of the part of the Maelmin Heritage Trail.

Whitburn Windmill
Whitburn Windmill
Windmill Whitburn Tyne And Wear

A Grade II listed Tower Mill dating to around 1790.

Middleham Castle
Middleham Castle
Castle Leyburn North Yorkshire

Childhood home of Richard III, built in the 12th century

Bolts Law Standing Engine House
Bolts Law Standing Engine House
Building Stanhope County Durham

Built in 1846, the standing engine hauled railway trucks up and down an incline into Rookhope.

Spiral Nebula
Spiral Nebula
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A striking piece of post-war public art by renowned sculptor Geoffrey Clarke.

Hetton Lyons Country Park
Hetton Lyons Country Park
Landscape Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

A country park with an important history, a massive lake, wildlife and fauna, fine views, loads of recreational and sport things. Bonus it has a cafe!

River Wear Lime Kilns
River Wear Lime Kilns
Lime Kiln Sunderland Tyne And Wear

19th century lime kilns, located on the River Wear.

Ludworth Tower
Ludworth Tower
Tower Durham County Durham

Remains of a romantic looking pele tower on a hill with scenic views.

River Tyne Old Buoys
River Tyne Old Buoys
Art North Shields Tyne And Wear

Redundant marine buoys that are artfully decorated and now sit on the banks of the River Tyne.

Cockle Park Tower
Cockle Park Tower
Tower Morpeth Northumberland

A three-storied tower-house built as a hunting lodge then later extended and used as a farmhouse and students' hostel.

Lamb Hill Trig Point
Lamb Hill Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Lamb Hill on the border ridge (511m).

Cresswell Pillbox
Cresswell Pillbox
Military Cresswell Northumberland

WW2 pillbox disguised as a ruined house.

Ravensheugh Crags Trig Point
Ravensheugh Crags Trig Point
Trig Point Simonburn Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Ravensheugh Crags (256m) near Simonburn.

William Shakespeare Mural
William Shakespeare Mural
Art Heaton Tyne And Wear

A brickwork mural of William Shakespeare on the gable end of a house in Heaton.

South Shields Watch House
South Shields Watch House
Building South Shields Tyne And Wear

One of Blighty’s oldest wooden ship-lapped buildings. Fresh from a new coat of paint.

South Shields Town Hall
South Shields Town Hall
Building South Shields Tyne And Wear

Edwardian Baroque styled town hall which embodies civic pride.

Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle
Castle Dumfries Scotland

A substantial and imposing 13th century ruin of a new castle sits in contrast with the modest footprint of an old castle.

Cragend Farm Hydraulic Silo
Cragend Farm Hydraulic Silo
Machinery Rothbury Northumberland

An experimental hydraulic silo to improve the efficiency of processing cut grass into silage built by Lord Armstrong.

Locomotion
Locomotion
Museum Bishop Auckland County Durham

Locomotion in Shildon is a captivating railway museum that showcases the history of locomotives and their impact on transportation.

Durham Mining Museum
Durham Mining Museum
Museum Durham County Durham

A multitude of artifacts, equipment, models, photographs and information on all things mining.

Shipley Art Gallery
Shipley Art Gallery
Museum Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Purpose built gallery housing the collection of Joseph Shipley.

Braydon Crag
Braydon Crag
Crag, Rock And Cairn The Cheviots Northumberland

A chunky crag sitting on West Hill on the Cheviot summit in the Northumberland National Park.

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