Our most prized gems

In the esteemed company of the Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal on UNESCO’s list of impressive World Heritage Sites lie three highly acclaimed tourist destinations that are absolutely unmissable for anyone visiting our region…


Hadrian's Wall ·

Northumberland, South Shields, Tynemouth & Whitley Bay

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans as you traverse this historical landmark from coast to coast. Delve into the history of the north-west frontier of Hadrian’s mighty empire at some of the most exciting archaeological sites in Europe and unearth some of the area’s most ancient heritage.

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Durham Cathedral ·


Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises Durham Cathedral and Castle. Recognised for its dramatic and dynamic skyline, religious and historical significance and exceptional architecture, the site dominates a clifftop peninsular setting above the historic city below. The combined site is a must-see for all who visit the area.

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The English Lake District ·

Discover activity and adventure in the picture-perfect lake, forest and mountain landscapes of the English Lake District World Heritage Site. Within just 90 minutes of Newcastle, you could be stood at the peak of a mountain looking out over one of the 16 crystal clear lakes that this Cumbrian outdoor playground has to offer.

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