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Bywell Estate Office, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7AQ, Tel: 01661 843296, Email

Bywell Hall was built in 1766 by the legendary architect, James Paine. Alterations were made by John Dobson in 1817, and further extensions were added in the 1890s.

 
 
Raby Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH, Tel: 01833 660202

The Coach Houses at Raby Castle hold a collection of Horse Drawn Carriages on display to the general public.

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  • Rail station: Darlington (15 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Binchester Roman Fort

Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL14 8DJ, Tel: 01388 663089

On this 1-acre site can be seen the excavated remains of part of a large Roman fort, built around AD80 and continuing in use for about 350 years.

 
 
 
Alnwick Castle
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

The Northumberland Estates Office, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ, Tel: 01665 511100, Email

Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.

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  • Rail station: Alnmouth Station (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3NT, Tel: 01434 230203, Email

Chipchase Castle is one of the best examples of Jacobean architecture in the borders. The 14thC pele tower is very well preserved and gives insight into living conditions during the turbulent times of the border raids.

 
 
Lady Waterford Hall & Gallery
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Ford, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2QG, Tel: 07971 326177, Email

Built as the village school in 1860 Louisa Marchioness of Waterford decorated the interior with life size murals depicting Biblical scenes. Learn the fascinating history of this remarkable lady & view her stunning artworks. Kid’s activities

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  • Rail station: Berwick upon Tweed (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Crook Hall and Gardens

 

Sidegate, Durham, Durham County, DH1 5SZ, Tel: 01913 848028

Medieval hall with Jacobean drawing-room, turret and gallery, set in 4 acres of gardens including 2 walled gardens, a silver and white garden, an orchard, courtyard fountain, large moat pool and a maze.

 
 
 
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Sewingshields Wall (Hadrian's Wall)

 

Sewingshields Wall (Hadrian's Wall), Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, NE47 6NP, Tel: 01912 611585

A length of Wall with milecastle remains, impressively sited along the Whin Sill, commanding fine views of many prehistoric and later earthworks to the north.

 
 
 
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Durham Castle

 

Palace Green, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RW, Tel: 01913 344106

Home of Prince Bishops until the foundation of the University in 1832. Part of a World Heritage Site with a Norman chapel dating from 1075 and the kitchens and Great Hall dating from 1499 and 1284 respectively.

 
 
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Auckland Castle

 

Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NR, Tel: 01388 743750

Principal country residence of the Prince Bishops since 1190, the Castle is now the home to the Bishop of Durham.
The Castle & Library Tea Room are now closed until 2018.

 
 
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Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh

 

Chollerford, Hexham, Northumberland, UK, Tel: 01912 691215

Near Carrawburgh fort stands a fascinating temple to the eastern god Mithras, with facsimiles of altars found during excavation.

 
 
 
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Seaton Hall

 

Staithes, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 5AT, Tel: 0800 840 4141

Seaton Hall – an ancient manor house with over 1000 years of recorded history.

 
 
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Corbridge Roman Site (Corstopitum) Hadrian's Wall at Corbridge Roman Site (Corstopitum)

 

Corbridge Roman Site, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5NT, Tel: 01912 691215

Lying on a pivotal Roman intersection near the Tyne crossing, Corbridge played a vital role in every Roman campaign in northern Britain before becoming a busy garrison town.

 
 
 
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Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum

 

Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR, Tel: 01912 772169

Discover what life was like on Hadrian's Wall, with fascinating displays combining finds unearthed at the fort with exciting computer interactives.

 
 
 
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Lindisfarne Priory

 
English Heritage

Holy Island, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2RX, Tel: 01289 389200

Original home to the Lindisfarne Gospels, a visit to Lindisfarne Priory makes a great winter day out in Northumberland.

 
 
 
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Paxton House, Gallery & Country Park

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ, Tel: 01289 386291

Palladian country house by John Adam built 1758. 12 period rooms, magnificent Picture Gallery - Partner of the National Galleries of Scotland, working Georgian kitchen.

 
 
 
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Meldon Park Kitchen Garden

 

Meldon Park, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3SW, Tel: 01670 772341

The Kitchen Garden Shop is located in the picturesque Walled Garden of Meldon Park, Morpeth.

 
 
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Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

 
National Trust

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX, Tel: 01669 620333

The revolutionary home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius, was a wonder of its age.

 
 
 
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Preston Tower

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DH, Tel: 01665 589227

The tower was built in 1392 and is one of the few survivors of 37 castles and 78 pele towers listed in 1415.

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  • Rail station: Chathill (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Bamburgh Castle

 
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Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF, Tel: 01668 214515

Home to the Kings of Northumbria this magnificent coastal castle was completely restored in 1900. Collections of china, porcelain, furniture, paintings, arms and armour.

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  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Barnard Castle

 
English Heritage

Barnard Castle, Barnard Castle, Durham County, DL12 9AT, Tel: 01833 638212

Ruined castle overlooking the River Tees. Remains include 14thC great hall, 3-storey keep and circular round tower which inspired Sir Walter Scott (Rokeby).

 
 
 
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George Stephenson's Birthplace

 

George Stephenson's Birthplace, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8BP, Tel: 01661 853457

Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer. Discover the humble birthplace of great railway pioneer, George Stephenson, whose entire family lived in just one room.

 
 
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The Bowes Museum

 
VistEngland VAQAS

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP, Tel: 01833 690606

Surrounded by tranquil gardens and parkland in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum is a unique cultural icon.

 
 
 
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Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum

 

Estate Office, Howick Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3LB, Tel: 01665 577 285

The gardens at Howick are deliberately aimed at garden lovers with the extensive grounds offering a wide variety of plants throughout the year and are open from early February until mid November.