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Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle
Castle Bishop Auckland County Durham

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

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.

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Landscape Craster Northumberland

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

Mike Barry Motorcycle Museum
Mike Barry Motorcycle Museum
Museum Carlisle Cumbria

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

Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey
Religious Place Helmsley North Yorkshire

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

Harbottle Trig Point
Harbottle Trig Point
Trig Point Harbottle Northumberland

The trig point called Harbottle sitting on top of Cold Law (361m).

Temple of Mithras
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
Roker Lighthouse And Pier
Lighthouse Sunderland Tyne And Wear

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

Fiddlers Green Statue
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
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
Generation
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

Fast Castle
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
Fulwell Windmill
Windmill Sunderland Tyne And Wear

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

Castle Eden Dene
Castle Eden Dene
Landscape Peterlee County Durham

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

Whorlton Castle
Whorlton Castle
Castle Northallerton North Yorkshire

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

Invader Street Art
Invader Street Art
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Tiled street art depicting space invaders placed around Newcastle City Centre

Little Tern Sculpture
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
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
Apollo Pavilion
Art Peterlee County Durham

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

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.

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
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
Washington F Pit
Building Washington Tyne And Wear

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

Watersmeet
Watersmeet
Water Hexham Northumberland

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

Alnwick Water Tower
Alnwick Water Tower
Water Tower Alnwick Northumberland

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

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.

Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum
Estate Stanley County Durham

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

Tynemouth North Pier
Tynemouth North Pier
Lighthouse Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

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

Whitburn Arch
Whitburn Arch
Standing Stone Whitburn Tyne And Wear

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

Bell Tower Of St Oswald Church Kirkoswald
Bell Tower Of St Oswald Church Kirkoswald
Tower Penrith Cumbria

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

The Portrait Bench
The Portrait Bench
Art Bedlington Northumberland

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

Armstrong Memorial
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
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
Marsden Lime Kilns
Lime Kiln South Shields Tyne And Wear

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

Berwick Parks
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
Lowther Mausoleum
Religious Place Penrith Cumbria

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

Source of the North Tyne River
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
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum
Landscape Wallsend Tyne And Wear

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

Wetheral Viaduct - Corby Bridge
Wetheral Viaduct - Corby Bridge
Bridge Wetheral Cumbria

A maginificent viaduct spanning the River Eden in Wetheral.

Wetheral Caves - St Contantine's Call
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
Murder Cleugh
Standing Stone The Cheviots Northumberland

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

Penrith Beacon
Penrith Beacon
Tower Penrith Cumbria

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

Swing Bridge
Swing Bridge
Bridge Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

Simonburn Castle
Simonburn Castle
Castle Simonburn Northumberland

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

Shaftoe Crags Trig Point
Shaftoe Crags Trig Point
Trig Point Bolam Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Shaftoe Crags (213m).

King Street Stairs
King Street Stairs
Stairs Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

RSPB Saltholme
RSPB Saltholme
Landscape Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

650 hectare site attracting thousands of birds every year.

The Mining Institute
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
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
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
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
Hylton Castle
Castle Sunderland Tyne And Wear

14th century gatehouse tower built by Sir William Hylton.

Tosson Hill Trig Point
Tosson Hill Trig Point
Trig Point Rothbury Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Tosson Hill (440m) #147.

Side Gallery
Side Gallery
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Small photographic gallery on Newcastle's Quayside.

Black Hut at Catcleugh Reservoir
Black Hut at Catcleugh Reservoir
Building Byrness Northumberland

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

Walker Park
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
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
Alnwick Pants
Fountain Alnwick Northumberland

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

Watergate Forest Park
Watergate Forest Park
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

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

Hume Castle
Hume Castle
Castle Kelso Borders

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

Clifford's Fort
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
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
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
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.

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!

Chopwell Wood
Chopwell Wood
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

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

Church of St Aidan's Thockrington
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
Cullercoats Caves
Cave Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

Caves at Cullercoats Bay known locally as Fairies Caves.

Beaurepaire Priory
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
Hurlestone Tower
Tower Chillingham Northumberland

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

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
Lilburn Tower
Estate Chillingham Northumberland

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

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse
Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse
Religious Place Alnwick Northumberland

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

Bondgate Tower
Bondgate Tower
Tower Alnwick Northumberland

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

Pottergate Tower
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
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.

Thomson Monument
Thomson Monument
Obelisk Kelso Borders

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

Sikehead Mine Chimneys
Sikehead Mine Chimneys
Chimney Blanchland Northumberland

Two chimneys remaining from the Sikehead mine set on Ramshaw Moors

Cullercoats Lifeboat Station
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
Ros Castle Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Chillingham Northumberland

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

The Ferry Hut - Ferryman's Hut
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
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.

Bavington Crags Trig Point
Bavington Crags Trig Point
Trig Point Kirkwhelpington Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Bavington Crags In Great Bavington (248m).

Grey's Monument
Grey's Monument
Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

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

Blackchester Trig Point
Blackchester Trig Point
Trig Point Alwinton Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of Blackchester Hill Plantation (214m) in Alnham.

Helvellyn Trig Point
Helvellyn Trig Point
Trig Point Glenridding Cumbria

The trig point sitting on top of Helvellyn (950m).

Evelyn Column Felbridge Monument
Evelyn Column Felbridge Monument
Statue Edlingham Northumberland

A column in memory of James Evelyn's parents, moved from Felbridge up to Lemmington, Northumberland.

Dove Marine
Dove Marine
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A research and teaching laboratory which formed part of the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. It is now part of the larger School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Egglestone Abbey
Egglestone Abbey
Religious Place Barnard Castle County Durham

Beautiful ruins of small monastery founded by White Canons set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle.

Groverake Mine
Groverake Mine
Machinery Bishop Auckland County Durham

The ruins of an old lead and fluorspar mine in the Pennines with the headframe and some buildings still visible.

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Machinery Darlington County Durham

A 19th century Victorian pumping station used to provide drinking water to the Darlington area.

Chipchase Castle
Chipchase Castle
Castle Hexham Northumberland

A 17th-century Jacobean mansion disguided as a castle just north of Hexham.

Victoria Tunnel
Victoria Tunnel
Building Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A tunnel running from the Town Moor to the Ouseburn that was used to transport coal and then became an air raid shelter.

Path Head Water Mill
Path Head Water Mill
Building Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Water Mill on the edge of Blaydon, originally built in 1730.

Percy Tenantry Column
Percy Tenantry Column
Statue Alnwick Northumberland

A Doric style column with a Percy Lion on the top dedicated to the 2nd Earl of Northumberland.

Wave Chamber
Wave Chamber
Art Kielder Northumberland

Small Camera Obscura on the edge of Kielder Reservoir.

Northgate Water Tower
Northgate Water Tower
Water Tower Morpeth Northumberland

A concrete water tower located next to Northgate Hospital in Morpeth.

Tynemouth Clock Tower
Tynemouth Clock Tower
Tower Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A Grade II listed Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain in the Venetian Gothic Style.

Kirkley Obelisk
Kirkley Obelisk
Obelisk Ponteland Northumberland

An obelisk marking the centenary of the Glorious Revolution by William the Orange.

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