North East England

Visit North East England

Visit North East England to discover some of our country’s real gems – both hidden and sparkling in the spotlight. The counties of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire all have their own delights to offer, including Leeds, York, Scarborough and Beverley. As you travel further north, you can discover majestic Durham and its famous Durham Cathedral, cosmopolitan yet historic Tyne and Wear with Newcastle and Gateshead, and picture-perfect Northumberland with its castle-lined coastline. Read all about the best things to do in North East England, no matter what type of visit you’re looking for.

Explore North East England

North East England is where the country’s true beauty shines – from historic York and Durham to culture-filled Newcastle and Leeds, via the family- and surfer-friendly beach towns of Scarborough and Tynemouth, discover the best things to do in north east England.

Explore East Yorkshire

East Yorkshire

Vales of open farmland and estuaries lined with forts and suspension bridges are all hallmarks of this beautiful East Yorkshire county. Discover the best things to do in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Explore Leeds


Alive with the spirit of urban redevelopment and grandiose Victorian architecture, Leeds mixes the classic and contemporary like no other city, making it the perfect destination for a cultural fix.

Explore Newcastle


Criss-cross illuminated footbridges between rejuvenated quaysides, get acquainted with Tyneside history at local museums and galleries and cheer on the much-loved Magpies football team.

Explore North York Moors

North York Moors

Rights-of-way footpaths cut across heather coated heathland, ridges and North Sea cliff edges in the North York Moors. Follow dinosaur footprints to the Jurassic bays of the Heritage Coast.

North Yorkshire trips

North Yorkshire

Visit North Yorkshire to enjoy long, scenic walks across Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to castles and abbey ruins that frame the landscape. Find things to do and places to visit in North Yorkshire.

Explore South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

You'll find jaw-dropping scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage and hidden market towns in equal measures in South Yorkshire. Discover glasshouse gardens, art galleries and cathedral chapels.

Visit West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

The northern county of West Yorkshire offers vibrant cities, industrial heritage and pretty Pennine villages in equal doses. Here is our guide to the very best things to do in West Yorkshire.

Visit Yorkshire


Visit Yorkshire to explore industrial heritage cities, quaint medieval market towns and charming beaches, all surrounded by the jaw-dropping scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Find things to do in Yorkshire.

Durham breaks


Durham's fairy-tale, turreted castle and grand Norman cathedral have the words 'World Heritage Site' written all over them. Find out more about things to do in Durham and start planning your visit.

Explore Northumberland


Historical sites to take you back through time, vast landscapes to explore and wildlife to make you go ‘aw’. Visit Northumberland to discover a truly special place! Here are the best things to do in Northumberland.

Explore Scarborough


Take a boat trip off shore to meet seal colonies, surf in the North Sea or chug through the North York Moors on a traditional steam train. There's plenty to do in Scarborough.

Tyne and Wear attractions

Tyne and Wear

This north east county is brimming with cultural quayside cities and sandy North Sea beaches that bring surfers flocking. From Tynemouth to Sunderland, discover the most exciting things to do in Tyne and Wear.

Explore York


A grand gothic cathedral, Viking heritage and Roman city walls. York is quite literally steeped in history. This North Yorkshire city can be seen from every angle.

Explore Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

With its patchwork green valleys, craggy cliff faces and farmland laced with limestone walls, it’s little wonder that the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a film star in its own right.

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