North East heritage sites

The North East is a place to value, with lots of heritage sites to visit, you won’t be stuck for ideas in the North East and Northumberland. Here is just a very small list of our favourite attractions. They are all also only a short distance from our bed and breakfast.


Tynemouth Priory and castle

A great, up beat seaside town, with great travel access from Newcastle Upon Tyne, as it is on a direct route of the Tyne and Wear Metro line. It is a beautiful spot to watch the world go by, and with a view from overlooking King Edwards Bay, so you can view a great section of the Northumberland’s coastline.


Housesteads Roman Fort

Located near Haydon Bridge, this Roman fort is the most complete one in Britain. With it being located along Hadrian’s wall, it is therefore, attracts many visitors each year. Make sure you take your walking boots though, with the 5 acres’ coverage of greenland around it, it will be certainly one you need to prepare for. However, one which you won’t regret.


Lindisfarne priory

A fantastic little secret. Lindisfarne is an island off the coast, with one way in – across the causeway. With the causeway only open at certain times, make sure you don’t get stuck there! Always check the times before heading there to know whether it is safe.

When you are across the causeway, the views are beautiful, with the priory ruins claiming up a big part of the island. Take a look at the famous rainbow arch, one of the more dramatic features to the priory ruins.


Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens

Prepare to be enchanted by Belsay’s Grecian architecture, medieval castle and beautiful gardens. The gardens provide a fantastic setting for the castle and hall, with the unique Quarry garden. A fantasy of ravines and pinnacles filled with water flowing rhododendrons, ferns and rare plants. Go and take a look at these fantastic gardens, you won’t regret it.


How much is our heritage worth?

The North East’s heritage value has been calculated in a new report. And has been valued at a staggering one billion pound. This includes such things like tourism generated, and wages the sites bring. With more than 9,300 people directly employed from the sites. With an additional 9,400 people indirectly working for the sites, including jobs like repair and maintenance of the buildings.


If you are planning a trip to Northumberland and visiting these heritage sites, then stay with us at William De Percy. So get in touch, we would love you to visit.