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Thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England, Durham cathedral stands majestically high above the river wear. It houses the tombs of St Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede.

Durham Cathedral

Each year over 600,000 people come to Durham Cathedral from all over the world.

We want you to feel welcome at the Cathedral, whether you come to worship or pray on your own, to see the historic building or to explore the long history of Christianity in this area.

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Places to Visit

 

Nowhere else in the world can you see such a diverse mixture of culture and beauty than here in Geordieland. From the borders of Scotland down to the edge of Yorkshire and over to the Pennines  there is a vast array of places to visit - sights to see and things to do. So come on in and have a look - Better still - Get in the car, on a train, boat or plane and come and see the Geordie people and visit a Wonderland! You won't regret it.

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Towns, Parks, Cities and Recreation. Castles, Cathedrals and Country Houses and Gardens.
   
Saltwell Park in Gateshead (Victorian Splendour)
Bensham Grove (Home to the Intelligencia of Gateshead)
Sea Houses (This charming fishing village has everything) Gibside Estate (Massive grounds and woodland)
Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Jesmond Dene
Metro Centre Souter Point Lighthouse (South Shields)
South Shields Cherryburn - The Birthplace of Thomas Bewick
Tanfield Railway (The World's oldest operational steam railway).  
Angel of the North (Gateshead)  
Durham City (Cathedral City)  
Newcastle Quayside  
Bill Quay Community Farm (Gateshead)
Beamish Living Museum


 

Geordieland' in Focus

 

North East England is a place of contrast. The East side is seaside and the West side heathery hills and moody mountains with the famous World Heritage Site Hadrian's Wall running right through the middle. The result? There’s lots to do, both indoors and out. 

Sparkling cities like Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Durham are thriving with lots of shopping and plenty of nightlife. Bustling market towns and pretty villages are scattered around the region.

North East England can lay claim to being The Cradle of English Christianity - St Aidan came to Holy Island in AD635 and English history was first written by Bede, at Jarrow. There’s also Durham, with "the finest Norman Cathedral in the world". Lindisfarne is not to be missed, with its Castle and Priory it is a Mecca for pilgrims from all over the World.

The North East of England has been home to pioneers across the centuries. The world’s first public railway steamed into lifehere and the award-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge is one of the world’s most celebrated pieces of architecture.

Enjoy a taste of the 'Geordie' culture which is the best of British life here and you can be guaranteed of a truly passionate experience in North East England.

Getting to North East England is easy. 'Geordieland' is well situated in a central location on the east coast and well placed for visitors travelling from  Europe as well as the rest of England and Scotland. We're only 3 hours from London by train and a mere 40 minutes by air, and less than 2 hours from Edinburgh by train. Once you're here you could be a million miles away with golden sand and quiet country roads before you, and with our excellent network of public transport routes it's easy to travel from coast to countryside.

  

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