5 Sights You'll Love This Autumn

Famed for its vibrant cities, unspoilt coastline and lush countryside, when it comes to natural beauty, the North East really does have it all. With autumn billowing around us, there’s never been a better time to get out and about and explore all that this colourful, picturesque part of England has to offer - and today, we’ll be giving you plenty of inspiration for taking in the sights of the North East this season.

1. Durham’s iconic cathedral

From its cobbled streets to the stunning River Wear, Durham is the perfect place to spend a quintessentially British autumnal day. Whether you’re looking to shop on the famous high street or take a river cruise, you’ll want your smartphone handy to snap some Instagram-worthy shots - and after climbing the cathedral’s 325 steps, you can rest and refuel with a burger and beer at our Durham restaurant

2. Bamburgh’s beautiful castle

Towering over Northumberland’s famous coastline, the beauty of Bamburgh Castle is unmissable. Standing tall on a 180-foot-high crag, this breath-taking structure is the coastal village’s most well-known landmark. For an unforgettable adventure, surf in the shadow of the magnificent castle, get lost in time at the Grace Darling Museum or explore the heritage of nearby Seahouses. With welcoming beaches and dog-friendly cottages in Bamburgh, the whole family can enjoy an extended break in Northumberland this autumn.

3. Tynemouth’s coastline

Home to a famous castle and priory, as well as a stunning beach, Tynemouth is a picture-perfect place to spend a blustery afternoon in the great outdoors. If you can’t wait to check out the incredible vistas or are looking forward to visiting the many dog-friendly pubs, this North East town won’t disappoint. From soaking up views of the vast coastline from the pier to strolling through the winding streets, make sure Tynemouth is on your agenda this autumn.

4. Gateshead’s Angel

Watching over the A1, Antony Gormley’s distinctive Angel of the North serves as a proud representation of the North East. Seen by a huge 33 million people every year, the weather-resistant steel structure is one of the region’s most popular landmarks and a great place to take some snaps on a windy day. With easy access into Newcastle, when you’re finished snapping the Angel’s best angles, head into the city and go Underground to warm up with some delicious treats from our menu.

5. Forest-in-Teesdale’s waterfall

Located in the heart of the Durham Dales, High Force is a must-visit spot for locals and North East tourists alike. Take on the 5-mile circular walk and watch as the waterfall gathers momentum before crashing 21 metres into the pool below. Be sure to pack a flask and enjoy a hot brew as you walk - with the cascading waterfall providing idyllic background acoustics.

Whether you’re local to the area or in the North East on holiday, make sure your autumn is one to remember by exploring the best of the region’s sights, sounds and scrumptious burgers!


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