North East

Visit - North East

From the epic Hadrian’s Wall and coastal castles to spiritual priories, grand gardens and hidden gems, English Heritage in the North East of England offers a whole range of places for a great day out.

Start your Hadrian's Wall adventure

The North East is home to numerous epic Roman forts, milecastles, temples and even a town. Discover the famous Corbridge hoard, enjoy epic views from Housesteads and learn about one of the Romans’ favourite past times at Chesters, bathing!

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A rural fortress on the coast

Standing on a remote headland, Dunstanburgh Castle can only be reached by walking along the coastal path. Along with awesome views, the castle offers a unique insight into the fierce fighting during the Wars of the Roses.

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A hidden gem: Brinkburn Priory

Walk through woodland to reach Brinkburn Priory nestled within a bend of the River Coquet. Find vibrant stained-glass windows and a beautiful organ inside. Outside, listen to the rush of the river and enjoy the serenity this little haven provides.

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Swap the city for a coastal stronghold

Less than 10 miles away from Newcastle, Tynemouth Priory and Castle is one of the largest fortified areas in England. The headland is home to over 2000 years of history, with evidence of an iron-age settlement.

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More to explore

  • A Weekend on Hadrian's Wall

    Before you grab your walking boots, find out how to spend two days on the most famous frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. 

  • A Weekend on the Northumberland Coast

    The Northumberland coast is a place to feel close to nature and to the past. Discover the tranquil islands, wide beaches, marshes and saltflats, coves and cliffs, fishing villages and fortresses of this beautiful coastline.

  • Walks Near Hadrian's Wall

    There is some fantastic walking in Hadrian's Wall country. Find out a bit more about the trails near Housesteads, Chesters, Corbridge and Birdoswald.

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The North East boasts a huge variety of English Heritage sites from picturesque castles to unique Roman sites to tranquil priories. Make the most of what this region and the rest of the country has to offer with an English Heritage Membership. Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of historic places plus free and discounted entry to our fantastic events.

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