North East Area Guides

The North East of England brings bustling city life, beautiful architecture, and a world of music and art. In Newcastle you will find a city bursting with pride and one of the most unique stretches of river in the UK. Durham combines modern entertainment with it’s historical roots and has a real love of independent shops, artists and music venues. If you’re looking for a touch of city life with a friendly welcoming vibe, then the North East is the perfect place to visit.


The beautiful city of Durham is filled with history and charm. Don’t just take our word for it though – it was recently named ‘One of the Best Cities in the World to Visit in 2020’ by The Independent and voted ‘The Best City in the UK’ by Condé Nast’s traveller magazine readers.

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Newcastle has everything you need for a fun-filled city break. From shopping to nightlife to must see attractions, it really does have it all! It has been described as one of the most iconic cities in Britain, famous for it's industrial heritage, popular nightlife, famous football club Newcastle FC and distinct regional 'Geordie' accent.

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Boasting a beautiful sandy beach, a Victorian boating lake and an array of independent eateries and shops, there is truly something for everyone in the upmarket town of Tynemouth. Enjoy relaxing walks along the seafront, amble along the promenade to the popular North Shields Fish Quay, visit the famous weekend market at the refurbished Victorian metro station or explore the Blue Reef Aquarium.

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This charming coastal town is nestled along the northeastern shores of England, offering a delightful blend of history, natural beauty and a welcoming community. Whether you're drawn to its storied history, picturesque harbour or the allure of uncovering sea-sculpted treasures, Seaham invites you to embark on a journey of discovery along its shores...

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Barnard Castle

Featured within the Guardian’s ‘10 of the UK’s best small towns’, there is something for everyone in the market town of Barnard Castle. If you love to shop, the town has many antique shops so treasure seekers will be in their element. There are also lots of independent stores which you wouldn’t see on the average high street. Take your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs which serve lovely home-made food.

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Gateshead is located on the south bank of the River Tyne. The town is united to Newcastle by seven iconic bridges, including the Millennium Bridge, but you won’t be short of things to do in Gateshead. From amazing shopping to beautiful countryside, there is something for everyone.

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