The North East is one of the most beautiful and underrated parts of the country. From a stunning coastline to the rich history of
Northumberland to an exciting nightlife in Newcastle, the North East is the perfect staycation destination.
North East Beach Breaks
Beach stays in the North East are extremely popular no matter the time of year. A summer’s barbecue or a fresh winter stroll along the sand make the beach a viable destination all 365 days of the year. There are a number of incredible beach walks close to Newcastle and Sunderland if you want to stay closer to a big city or you can venture further north to some more remote, stunning coastal towns including Bamburgh and Seahouses.
Cottage Breaks in the North East
If you are looking for a cosy cottage retreat in the North East, you will find no shortage of amazing places at very reasonable prices. Anywhere in Northumberland is a great place to start for cottages out in the woods, in nature, near castles and by the sea. Alternatively, cottages close to smaller towns and villages are also available in and around places like Corbridge, Alnwick and Durham.
Hotels in the North East
Traditional hotel breaks are also hugely popular with visitors to the North East. Stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Newcastle, Sunderland or Durham and soak up the vibrancy and liveliness of each place. As well as top-of-the-range facilities, many of the region’s best hotels also offer prime locations for exploring the surrounding areas.
North East City Breaks
The main city breaks in the North East are Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham - each with their unique history and things to do. However, a trip to any of the smaller towns and villages in Northumberland should be high up your to-do list. Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Gardens and a walk along the almost 2000-year-old Roman Hadrian’s Wall are just the tip of the iceberg of the North East’s deep and rich history.
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