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Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse
Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse
Religious Place Alnwick Northumberland

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

Whorlton Castle
Whorlton Castle
Castle Northallerton North Yorkshire

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

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.

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

Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle
Castle Alnwick Northumberland

A 14th-century fortification on the coast of Northumberland between the villages of Craster and Embleton. Built by Earl Thomas of Lancaster between 1313 and 1322.

Born Free Lions
Born Free Lions
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

25 bronze lion sculptures by artists Gillie and Marc, temporarily on display in Exhibition Park.

Whittle Lime Kiln
Whittle Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Swarland Northumberland

A lime kiln set in a lovely rolling Hobbiton area.

Blyth Rocket House
Blyth Rocket House
Building Blyth Northumberland

The building used to house the rocket apparatus for saving crews from stranded ships near Blyth harbour.

Newcastle Cathedral
Newcastle Cathedral
Religious Place Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Cathedral of Newcastle upon Tyne, originally built in 1091.

Rookhope Arch
Rookhope Arch
Chimney Bishop Auckland County Durham

One of the remaining arches carrying a two mile horizontal chimney as part of a flue system.

Dryburgh Abbey
Dryburgh Abbey
Religious Place Melrose Borders

A ruined abbey sitting in a secluded woodland on the banks of the River Tweed.

Hume Castle
Hume Castle
Castle Kelso Borders

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

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.

Low Alwinton Lime Kiln
Low Alwinton Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Alwinton Northumberland

Another beauty of a lime kiln situated in Low Alwinton.

Castle Point Lime Kiln
Castle Point Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Holy Island Northumberland

Probably the largest lime kiln in Northumberland sitting next to Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island.

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.

Killhope Lead Mine
Killhope Lead Mine
Building Bishop Auckland County Durham

A restored 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.

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.

Woodhouses Bastle
Woodhouses Bastle
Bastle Harbottle Northumberland

A fortified farmhouse (Bastle) near Harbottle.

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.

Pottergate Tower
Pottergate Tower
Tower Alnwick Northumberland

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

Tynemouth Watch House
Tynemouth Watch House
Building Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A museum dedicated to the Volunteer Life Brigade at Tynemouth.

Slaggyford Lime Kiln
Slaggyford Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Allendale Northumberland

A cool little lime kiln up the side of a hill in Slaggyford.

Blackfriars
Blackfriars
Religious Place Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A restored Grade I listed, 13th Century Friary and ruins in the centre of Newcastle, now partly used as a restaurant and craft workshops.

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.

Shibdon Pond
Shibdon Pond
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Nature Reserve with SSSI status in Blaydon.

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.

Kathedra
Kathedra
Statue Durham County Durham

A stone chair of carved gargoyles situated in Durham on the banks of the river Wear.

Jenny’s Lantern Folly
Jenny’s Lantern Folly
Folly Alnwick Northumberland

A ruin of a folly shaped like a shepherd's hut on the Alnwick moors.

Kingsgate Footbridge
Kingsgate Footbridge
Bridge Durham County Durham

Modernist footbridge completed without using scaffolding in 1963

Fisherman Door Art
Fisherman Door Art
Art Blyth Northumberland

Fisherman and his dog daubed on the back of a wall at Blyth Harbour.

Three Kings Stone Circle
Three Kings Stone Circle
Stone Circle Byrness Northumberland

A stone circle marking the grave of three kings of Denmark.

Stonehaugh Totem Poles
Stonehaugh Totem Poles
Art Stonehaugh Northumberland

Totem poles have stood in the village of Stonehaugh since 1971 and these three are the latest carvings.

Hylton Castle
Hylton Castle
Castle Sunderland Tyne And Wear

14th century gatehouse tower built by Sir William Hylton.

Wallington Hall
Wallington Hall
Estate Morpeth Northumberland

Home to three of the most famous families in the North East, set in 13,500 acres of land.

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.

Hepburn Bastle
Hepburn Bastle
Bastle Chillingham Northumberland

A ruined, Grade II listed Scheduled Monument, 16th Century Tower House / Bastle House.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Building Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Old flour mill converted into a contemporary art gallery in 2002.

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.

St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's Church
Religious Place Newbiggin by the Sea Northumberland

A church with 13th century and earlier origins set on the spectacular Church Point Headland in Newbiggin by the Sea

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Country Park
Landscape Ashington Northumberland

A 16-hectare lake set in a country park that was once one of the biggest colliery spoil heaps in Europe.

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.

Sikehead Mine Chimneys
Sikehead Mine Chimneys
Chimney Blanchland Northumberland

Two chimneys remaining from the Sikehead mine set on Ramshaw Moors

Hepple Lime Kiln
Hepple Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Elsdon Northumberland

A slightly ruined lime kiln in Hepple in between Rothbury and Elsdon.

Greenknowe Tower
Greenknowe Tower
Tower Kelso Borders

A fine example of a 16th-century tower house, located just west of the village of Gordon, in the Scottish Borders

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.

Derwentcote Steel Furnace
Derwentcote Steel Furnace
Building Rowlands Gill Tyne And Wear

Disused steel furnace and woodland walk, managed by English Heritage.

Auldhame Castle
Auldhame Castle
Castle East Lothian Borders

A ruined 16th-century L-plan tower house located on a ridge above Seacliff beach.

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.

St James Church Shilbottle
St James Church Shilbottle
Religious Place Alnwick Northumberland

The Parish Church of St James in Shilbottle

Lang Jack Statue
Lang Jack Statue
Statue Whickham Tyne And Wear

Statue to Jack English or Lang Jack, a famed resident of Whickham who stood 6 feet 4 inches and was renowned for his strength... and bad temper!

Little Swinburne Tower
Little Swinburne Tower
Tower Swinburne Northumberland

A severely ruined 15th century tower in Little Swinburne.

Chimney Mill
Chimney Mill
Windmill Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

The first five sailed smock style windmill in Britain and the only remaining one in the North East.

Side Gallery
Side Gallery
Art Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Small photographic gallery on Newcastle's Quayside.

Clennell Hall
Clennell Hall
Building Alwinton Northumberland

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

Temenos
Temenos
Art Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Art installation near Middlesbrough football ground.

Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve
Landscape Craster Northumberland

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

Cherryburn
Cherryburn
Building Stocksfield Northumberland

The birthplace of Thomas Bewick, the famous wood engraver and ornithologist.

Thomson Monument
Thomson Monument
Obelisk Kelso Borders

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

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.

Durham Castle
Durham Castle
Castle Durham County Durham

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

Stargate Ponds
Stargate Ponds
Landscape Gateshead Tyne And Wear

Small and pretty local nature reserve with lots of wildlife to see.

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.

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.

Percy Cross Otterburn Battlefield
Percy Cross Otterburn Battlefield
Military Otterburn Northumberland

A 14th century stone monument to the Battle of Otterburn in 1388

Rowantree Stob Bastle
Rowantree Stob Bastle
Bastle Allendale Northumberland

A ruined bastle which may not have been a bastle after all.

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.

Blackhall Rocks
Blackhall Rocks
Landscape Hartlepool County Durham

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

Mother Shipton's Cave
Mother Shipton's Cave
Cave Knaresborough North Yorkshire

A limestone cave in Knaresborough where local legend has it that Mother Shipton was born and lived.

Jubilee Stone Bothal Church
Jubilee Stone Bothal Church
Standing Stone Bothal Northumberland

A standing stone celebrating the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

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.

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.

Coastal Watch Mirror
Coastal Watch Mirror
Military Sunderland Tyne And Wear

WW1 acoustic mirror, which detected German Zeppelins as they approached the coast.

Chase Park
Chase Park
Landscape Whickham Tyne And Wear

Small park in the heart of Whickham, home to Whickham Windmill.

Whitburn Arch
Whitburn Arch
Standing Stone Whitburn Tyne And Wear

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

Boxing Gloves
Boxing Gloves
Art Peterlee County Durham

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

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.

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.

Spanish Gallery and Mining Art Gallery
Spanish Gallery and Mining Art Gallery
Museum Bishop Auckland County Durham

Two fantastic galleries in the heart of Bishop Auckland.

High Hartington Lime Kiln
High Hartington Lime Kiln
Lime Kiln Morpeth Northumberland

A 19th century lime kiln near the Wannie Line.

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.

George Stephenson's Birthplace
George Stephenson's Birthplace
Building Wylam Northumberland

Birthplace of mechanical engineer George Stephenson, built around 1760.

Eshott Airfield
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.

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.

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

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

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 Castle
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.

Branton Lakes Nature Reserve
Branton Lakes Nature Reserve
Landscape Ingram Valley Northumberland

A Nature Reserve alongside the River Breamish in the Northumberland National Park

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.

Ballast Hills Burial Ground
Ballast Hills Burial Ground
Religious Place Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A none conformist burial ground that is now a recreation area.

Lowther Mausoleum
Lowther Mausoleum
Religious Place Penrith Cumbria

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

Washington F Pit
Washington F Pit
Building Washington Tyne And Wear

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

Vulcan Street Works
Vulcan Street Works
Landmark Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Brickwork from the Victorian age.

The Old Pottery
The Old Pottery
Building Corbridge Northumberland

Old 19th century pottery on the outskirts of Corbridge, previously known as Walker's Pottery.

Great North Museum - Hancock
Great North Museum - Hancock
Museum Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

A museum of natural history and ancient civilisations in the heart of Newcastle 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.

Kirkcarrion
Kirkcarrion
Landmark Middleton-in-Teesdale County Durham

An ancient burial ground for a Bronze Age chieftain called Prince Caryn.

Cheviot Summit Trig Point
Cheviot Summit Trig Point
Trig Point The Cheviots Northumberland

The trig point sitting on top of The Cheviot Summit (815m).

Whittle Mill
Whittle Mill
Building Ovingham Northumberland

Ruins of a corn mill in the heart of Whittle Dene.

Bass Rock
Bass Rock
Landmark East Lothian Borders

An island off the coast of East Lothian famous for its seabird colony.

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