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Moors covered in carpets of heather and a heritage coastline studded with fossils. The scenery in the North East is worthy of romantic Bronte sisters' novels and magical Harry Potter film sets. Starry nights sparkle over Northumberland National Park's clear skies, an astronomer's paradise. You'll always be looking up in York at the cathedral's epic stained glass and to medieval buildings that huddle over cobbled alleyways, or at Durham's World Heritage towers and turrets. Leap into the 21st century in Newcastle with its world-class music and arts venues overlooking the River Tyne criss-crossed with a family of impressive bridges.

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Explore Bronze Age England at Lordenshaws Fort

Explore Bronze Age England at Lordenshaws Fort

Explore the ancient heath and rolling farmland of Northumberland National Park.

Location: Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

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Trek across the North York Moors with a team of huskies

Trek across the North York Moors with a team of huskies

Set out on an intrepid adventure holiday with Pesky Husky, an adrenalin-pumping experience for active types looking to feel the wind in their hair.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Embark on a two-night classic car break in the Durham Dales

Embark on a two-night classic car break in the Durham Dales

Combine a luxurious stay at Headlam Hall with the use of a superb Jaguar E-type and a luxury picnic hamper with which to explore the Durham Dales.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

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Cycle through moorland and meadows in Nidderdale

Cycle through moorland and meadows in Nidderdale

Circular routes through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty reward cyclists with stunning views, rural tranquillity and cosy pubs and teashops.

Location: Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

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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

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Explore Calderdale’s green and pleasant land

Explore Calderdale’s green and pleasant land

It’s easy to get happily lost in Calderdale as you discover how this landscape has changed and inspired across the centuries.

Location: Calderdale, West Yorkshire

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Step back in time and enjoy a historic bike ride in Durham

Step back in time and enjoy a historic bike ride in Durham

Enjoy fascinating views, spot rare wildlife and discover Durham’s fascinating railway heritage as you cycle the Waskerley Way railway path.

Location: Durham

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View Hull from above from the iconic Humber Bridge

View Hull from above from the iconic Humber Bridge

The world’s longest single-span suspension bridge when it opened in 1981, the Humber Bridge is an impressive sight that includes its own country park.

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

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Discover history, beaches and fine art at Berwick

Discover history, beaches and fine art at Berwick

One of England’s most dramatic walled towns, handsome Berwick-upon-Tweed sits at the most northerly tip of Northumberland.

Location: Berwick, Northumberland

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Hit the north for new music in Newcastle

Hit the north for new music in Newcastle

Head northwards this spring as a barrage of musical acts descends on Newcastle upon Tyne’s city centre.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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Pop-up galleries and festival arts in North Yorkshire

Pop-up galleries and festival arts in North Yorkshire

The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage in North Yorkshire invites visitors to experience a unique weekend featuring 130 artists in 90 pop-up galleries.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Journey into the world of the dinosaurs at Dino-stone Park

Journey into the world of the dinosaurs at Dino-stone Park

Escape to the lost world of dinosaurs at this inventive theme park.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a candle-lit supper in a 17th century Jacobean manor

Enjoy a candle-lit supper in a 17th century Jacobean manor

Dine on fresh, local food by candlelight in this grand 17th century Jacobean manor in Halifax, then stay in one of 39 uniquely furnished bedrooms.

Location: Halifax, Yorkshire

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See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

This summer’s Grassington Festival in June is a popular two-week extravaganza in the Yorkshire Dales, with music, theatre, film, comedy and more.

Location: Grassington, North Yorkshire

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Sample locally grown food at Vallum

Sample locally grown food at Vallum

Enjoy a trip to Vallum - the artisan gateway to Hadrian's Wall with locally food grown by Northumbrian neighbours.

Location: Corbridge, Northumberland

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Soak up spectacular sights and sounds at Castle Howard

Soak up spectacular sights and sounds at Castle Howard

Be wowed by one of the best events in August, as fireworks light up the Howardian Hills at The Castle Howard Proms Spectacular.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Find your own fossils and discover what it was like to live 180 million years ago.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Fishing and foraging on the North Yorkshire coast

Fishing and foraging on the North Yorkshire coast

Climb aboard a family boat and learn how to catch, clean and cook mackerel on the beach with Real Staithes.

Location: Staithes, North Yorkshire

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Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Explore the home of William Wilberforce

Nestled in Hull’s Historic High Street is the family home of William Wilberforce waiting to be explored.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

Cycle in the picturesque green spaces of Sheffield

The city of Sheffield offers plenty of green space for nature lovers, not to mention the Peak District National Park.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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