Tyne and Wear

This northeast county is brimming with cultural quayside cities and sandy North Sea beaches. Visit cosmopolitan Newcastle and Gateshead museums and galleries for a dose of Tyne and Wear heritage, cross neon footbridges between redeveloped quays and chant with the Toon Army at a Magpies game. You'll soon feel like a true Geordie. Head to Sunderland for sparkling shopping malls and landscaped Victorian parks. And more football. Don't forget your bucket and spade for sandy bays and surfing beaches. Wetlands and country parks have miles of cycle paths to explore.

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Experience Roman Britain on two wheels

Experience Roman Britain on two wheels

Hadrian’s Cycleway is one of the best ways to experience Roman Britain.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

World heritage sites
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Roof walks on top of Sage Gateshead

Roof walks on top of Sage Gateshead

See the greatest view in NewcastleGateshead - follow in the footsteps of the Olympic Torch and take to the roof of this landmark building.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
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Visit the Angel of the North

Visit the Angel of the North

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is the UK’s most famous piece of public art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Be spoilt for choice for an adrenaline fix at Karting North East

Be spoilt for choice for an adrenaline fix at Karting North East

Choose from an array of activities, including karting, paintballing, archery, tomahawks and off road rage buggies, all conveniently situated on one large site.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Extreme Sports
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Watch films for free at the Tyneside cinema

Watch films for free at the Tyneside cinema

If the sound of free cinema and cheap drinks is up your street, then Tyneside Cinema’s free film night could be just thing.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Free
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Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Providing entertainment since 1907 Sunderland Empire has seen big stars grace its stage, from Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin to Billy Connolly.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
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Marvel at prehistoric cliffs and caves

Marvel at prehistoric cliffs and caves

The magnificent coastline of South Tyneside tells a story that stretches far beyond the stunning aesthetics of the golden sands and rugged cliffs.

Location: Marsden, South Tyneside

Beaches
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Explore the story of Bede like never before

Explore the story of Bede like never before

Bede’s World is the gateway to the 7th-century genius – the Venerable Bede.

Location: Jarrow, South Tyneside

Attractions
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Take on the challenging Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Take on the challenging Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Follow in the footsteps of an Emperor along the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.

Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

World heritage sites
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Master your bread-making skills at Blackfriars Restaurant

Master your bread-making skills at Blackfriars Restaurant

Visit England’s oldest dining room in Newcastle and leave with some expert cooking skills from a master baker.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Food and Drink
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Tuck into famous fish ‘n’ chips

Tuck into famous fish ‘n’ chips

All that sea air definitely works up an appetite and what better place for a seaside treat than Colmans Fish & Chip Restaurant in South Shields.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Eating out
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A romantic night at the movies at Tyneside Cinema

A romantic night at the movies at Tyneside Cinema

Housed in a lovingly restored Grade II art deco newsreel theatre, independent Tyneside Cinema has been a favourite for couples for decades.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
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Explore the hidden Victoria Tunnel beneath Newcastle

Explore the hidden Victoria Tunnel beneath Newcastle

Hidden beneath the city, the Victoria Tunnel is a place to immerse yourself in WW2 and Victorian history, uncovering stories and secrets at every turn.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Military history
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Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Down at the Farm is a popular farm is home to a wide range of rare breed animals including giant tortoises, alpacas, raccoons, donkeys and red deer.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Walk along the riverside & picnic on top of Penshaw Hill

Walk along the riverside & picnic on top of Penshaw Hill

Washington is home to acres of beautiful green spaces, from sheltered woodland, open fields, riverside landscapes; all laden with walk and cycle ways.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
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Go Walrus hunting at Sunderland Museum

Go Walrus hunting at Sunderland Museum

Discover the inspirational statue behind the Lewis Carroll poem Walrus and the Carpenter.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
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See the Wall’s most excavated fort at Segedunum Roman Fort

See the Wall’s most excavated fort at Segedunum Roman Fort

Roman history comes to life at this interactive museum, which has been designed for families looking for a fun and educational day out.

Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

Military history
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Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Learn about Sunderland’s past and present on the Riverside Sculpture Trail as you complete the final leg of the Coast to Coast cycle route.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Party at NewcastleGateshead’s New Year’s Eve Winter Carnival

Party at NewcastleGateshead’s New Year’s Eve Winter Carnival

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, and the Winter Festival presents one of the biggest events across the country on New Year’s Eve.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Seasonal celebrations
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Be a Roman soldier for a day

Be a Roman soldier for a day

Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers at Arbeia Roman Fort, part of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Castles and Historic Properties

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