A rich industrial past meets science research and digital innovation in the vibrant northeast. Brick warehouses on quaysides in NewcastleGateshead house colourful abstracts and rooftop cafés overlook the River Tyne's iconic bridges. Network in vaulted great halls in this science city's cutting-edge museums. Dazzling theatre nights take place in Norman Foster's architectural landmarks. Durham's medieval cathedral and castle have earned UNESCO World Heritage status. Hold receptions at the working Beamish Museum or take tea between overs at Durham County Cricket Ground. For the great outdoors head to Northumberland. The rolling landscape is sprinkled with castles like Alnwick and Bamburgh. For an evening event with a difference, watch meteor showers at Kielder Observatory.