Escape from the bustle of the city

Take some time out to admire some of the most breathtaking and inspiring views our region has to offer…

Bridges of the Tyne ·

Gateshead, Newcastle

In a mile-long line stand the famous ‘Seven Bridges’ over the Tyne that link the vibrant city of Newcastle to the culture of Gateshead. A key characteristic of our region and a long-standing symbol of the North East’s innovation, the evocative and most famous Tyne Bridge is a true marvel to behold.

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Angel of the North ·


It’s difficult to picture the North East without seeing the silhouette of the Angel of the North stretching out over the rolling hills on the Gateshead skyline. Designed by esteemed sculptor Anthony Gormley, the statue has become one of country’s most recognisable landmarks and has guarded the region for the past two decades.

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Durham Castle ·


Set above the riverbank paths of the Durham peninsula sits the UNESCO inscribed world heritage site of Durham Castle. Steeped in over 1,000 years of history, the Castle now forms part of Durham University. Join student-led daily guided tours or take a more serene view aboard a traditional riverboat tour on the Wear beneath.

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South Shields

Surrounded by pristine sands and imposing cliffs, there’s more to South Tyneside’s coastal views than meets the eye. Experience seaside scenes that are wildly atmospheric and uniquely beautiful. Spend some time playing on the beach, enjoying fish and chips, or simply strolling with an ice cream along the traditional promenade.

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Penshaw Monument ·


Grab your comfortable shoes and scale Penshaw Hill – where you can explore Penshaw Monument and take in the view of the leafy suburbs of Sunderland and South Tyneside. The grand landmark, a folly which can be seen for miles around, was built as a requiem to the Earl of Durham in 1844.

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