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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.

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.

Gan Canny
Gan Canny
Art Sunderland Tyne And Wear

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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'.

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

Relief sculpture around a metro ventilation shaft.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Ludworth Tower
Ludworth Tower
Tower Durham County Durham

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

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.

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.

Reveal by Richard Cole
Reveal by Richard Cole
Art Durham County Durham

A tall pyramidical structure made with repurposed stone from a Durham Cathedral turret.

Ryhope Engines Museum
Ryhope Engines Museum
Museum Sunderland Tyne And Wear

An original working Victorian Water Pumping Station operated by steam.

The Brothers
The Brothers
Statue Seaham County Durham

A sculpture of three miners waiting to go down the pit. It’s a reminder of the three mines that Seaham once had.

Mill Dam and Customs House
Mill Dam and Customs House
Building South Shields Tyne And Wear

An urban conservation area, with grand buildings, cobbled lanes, River Tyne views, and a few pubs.

St. Marys Church Whitby
St. Marys Church Whitby
Religious Place Whitby North Yorkshire

A Norman Church with a quirky interior, sitting high and proud above Whitby with a paradigmatic gothic graveyard.

199 Steps In Whitby
199 Steps In Whitby
Stairs Whitby North Yorkshire

The 199 stone steps lead up to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, a classic Gothic graveyard, and the Norman Church of Saint Mary.

Da Said “Men Don’t Cry” Statue
Da Said “Men Don’t Cry” Statue
Statue Houghton-le-Spring Tyne And Wear

A poignant tribute to the mining community in the distinctive style of Ray Lonsdale.

Raby Castle
Raby Castle
Castle Barnard Castle County Durham

Medieval, Regency, and Victorian splendour all under several roofs. A wonderful deer park and woods. Oh and of course, it's haunted!

York Museum Gardens
York Museum Gardens
Landscape York North Yorkshire

Over 10 acres of glorious trees, and plants with stunning romantic backdrops such as St Marys Abbey, The Hospitium, St Marys Tower, and the Roman Walls.

Blackhall Rocks
Blackhall Rocks
Landscape Hartlepool County Durham

Dramatic landscape and panoramic views of the coast. Stone art with science, history and mythology.

Durham Museum and Heritage Center.
Durham Museum and Heritage Center.
Museum Durham County Durham

Former St Mary le-Bow Church, hosting displays on Durham history.

Murals At The Headland, Hartlepool
Murals At The Headland, Hartlepool
Art Hartlepool County Durham

Stunning art around the Headland at Hartlepool. Each one has a story.

Cullercoats Watch House
Cullercoats Watch House
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A grade two listed iconic building in Cullercoats constructed as a lookout for fishermen.

Blast Beach at Nose's Point Seaham
Blast Beach at Nose's Point Seaham
Landscape Seaham County Durham

A coastal success in the Turning of the Tide Project and something for all the senses

Horden Welfare Park
Horden Welfare Park
Landscape Horden County Durham

A jewel of a Welfare Park in Horden.

Botanic Gardens Durham
Botanic Gardens Durham
Landscape Durham County Durham

25 acres of plants from five continents. Also eye-catching art installations such as boots, bugs, and fungi.

Saint Marys with Holy Apostles Scarborough
Saint Marys with Holy Apostles Scarborough
Religious Place Scarborough North Yorkshire

A 12th century church which was the scene of a Roundheads and Cavalier's confrontation and is also the final resting place of Anne Bronte.

Saint Oswald's Church Durham
Saint Oswald's Church Durham
Religious Place Durham County Durham

A lovely church in a quintessentially British setting. Possibly the oldest in the Durham diocese.

Warren House Gill, Horden
Warren House Gill, Horden
Landscape Horden County Durham

A gem on the County Durham coast in terms of variety, scenery, history and passive science at work.

Clifford's Tower
Clifford's Tower
Castle York North Yorkshire

This castle started as a motte and baily and then rebuilt in the 14th century in a Quatrefoil styled castle. The only one in England.

Wharton Park
Wharton Park
Landscape Durham County Durham

A feast for photographers, natural history enthusiasts, structure admirers, sculpture lovers and children

National Glass Center, Sunderland
National Glass Center, Sunderland
Museum Sunderland Tyne And Wear

A modernist building, especially built for the study, teaching, demonstrating and display of all things glass.

Ormesby Hall
Ormesby Hall
Estate Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Grade I listed mansion house predominantly 18th century.

Durham Castle
Durham Castle
Castle Durham County Durham

A castle dating back to the Normans in Durham city centre.

Wheatley Hill Heritage Center
Wheatley Hill Heritage Center
Building Peterlee County Durham

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

Boxing Gloves
Boxing Gloves
Art Peterlee County Durham

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

Relative Treats
Relative Treats
Statue Horden County Durham

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

Durham Cow
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
Mural And The Village Remains
Statue Horden County Durham

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

Temenos
Temenos
Art Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Art installation near Middlesbrough football ground.

Vulcan Street Works
Vulcan Street Works
Landmark Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Brickwork from the Victorian age.

Kingsgate Footbridge
Kingsgate Footbridge
Bridge Durham County Durham

Modernist footbridge completed without using scaffolding in 1963

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

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

Auckland Tower
Auckland Tower
Building Bishop Auckland County Durham

A tower based on a siege engine amongst eclectic buildings

Transporter Bridge
Transporter Bridge
Bridge Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

The Transporter Bridge that spans the River Tees in Middlesbrough.

Durham Angel
Durham Angel
Statue Peterlee County Durham

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

Roker Lighthouse And Pier
Roker Lighthouse And Pier
Lighthouse Sunderland Tyne And Wear

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

Easington Colliery
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.

Steetley Pier
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.

Haswell Colliery Engine House
Haswell Colliery Engine House
Building Shotton County Durham

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

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