The north east is bursting with stunning heritage and history and on the holiday we visit a trio of northern gems!
DURHAM is a beautiful medieval city with ancient winding streets packed with history, culture and stunning architecture. The River Wear loops around this compact city and on top the prominent peninsula is the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral and the Norman Castle, which together have been designated a World Heritage Site.
ALNWICK CASTLE, said to be Britain’s most iconic, has been dubbed Windsor of the North and boasts magnificent architecture combined with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms. Its rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue and extraordinary people and also film locations for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey! ALNWICK GARDEN is a true 21st century experience; the tranquil Cherry Orchard, the Grand Cascade, the mysterious Bamboo Labyrinth, the Serpent Garden’s spell-binding water sculptures, the intrigue of the Poison Garden and one of the world’s largest tree houses.
BEAMISH – THE LIVING MUSEUM OF THE NORTH is a living, working museum set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Here you can experience a real sense of the past and discover what life was like in North East England during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. The attraction is brought to life by the costumed characters in the Town street, Colliery Village and Home Farm and is complete with restored trams and replica buses.