You can cycle through sunlit forests or along coastal paths ablaze with wild flowers. Stroll from tearoom to coffee shop or walk the Pennine Way. Discover thousands of years of history and see the sights – including two World Heritage Sites in Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Castle and Cathedral.
We’ve got some stunning contemporary art venues too: BALTIC (a former 1950s flourmill overlooking the Tyne), the Biscuit Factory (Britain’s biggest original art store), Hartlepool Art Gallery (formerly a Gothic revival church) and the Berwick Gymnasium Gallery. Opening this autumn, Mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, promises to add further internationally acclaimed exhibitions.
What makes the NE a green destination?
North East England has a vast National Park, Heritage Coastline and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The region offers unique countryside, coastline and attractive historic cities and towns. With its clean air, open spaces, it’s hardly surprising that North East England is a haven for wildlife including such rarities as red squirrel, black grouse and otters. Tourism businesses recognize the importance of protecting this unique landscape and a growing number are joining the GTBS to ensure the region retains its best features and lives up to visitors’ expectations.
To find out more about the North East England go to http://www.visitnortheastengland.com/