England’s beautiful North East has a wide variety of attractions on offer for your luxury holiday break.
A Day Out in Lovely Durham
The historic city of Durham is a fantastic place to enjoy a special city break has two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the skyline-dominating Norman Cathedral and a stunning 11th Century Castle, offering something for everyone in terms of history and heritage but also in a huge variety of specialty and high street shopping. Just outside of the city is Britain’s best living and working museum, Beamish, where you can truly take a step back into the past.
A Special Stay in Wild Northumberland
Northumberland, including the Northumberland National Park, is one of England’s hidden gems. This is a brilliant part of the country in which to enjoy a romantic weekend for two or a fun-filled family week away. With huge expanses of unspoilt greenery, gorgeous sloping valleys and quiet, secluded forest hideaways, Northumberland is pure British countryside.
The breathtaking North Sea coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with 30 miles of beaches, sand dunes and dramatic, iconic Castles guarding the coast. Travel the beach by horseback, take a dip in the waters at an isolated inlet, or simply enjoy the seaside views with your family and pets as the majority of Northumberland’s beaches are dog-friendly year-round.
Recommended attractions in the North East:
• Housesteads - Hadrian’s Wall’s best-preserved Roman Fort and its surrounding civilian settlements and Roman roads are a fantastic choice for a family day out.
• Beamish Open-air museum for a fascinating historical day out with the family, exploring Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian England.
• The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with its ruined monastery and tiny castle and opportunities to taste the original Lindisfarne Mead.
• Newcastle’s fantastic nightlife is widely believed to be the best the country has to offer.
If you're thinking about taking a luxury break in Northumberland and the North East, you can expect opulent cottages in the countryside and luxurious barn and farmhouse conversions...