Are you a member of the National Trust?
Have you explored the many places the National Trust have to offer in the North East?
Why don’t you over a short break http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/
We have National Trust sites scattered across the North east the place we call home - Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham Coast and Teesside. All the sites have their own story to tell, from dramatic countryside, country homes and of course the coastline.
Walk like a roman did, we did! You don’t have to walk the entire wall just parts of it, taking in the stunning countryside that surrounds the World Heritage Site
This is the jewel in the crown of National Trust houses, built in the Victorian times by Lord Armstrong, steeped in history and an engineer’s dream. There are also lovely walks around the house as well.
Walking across moorland, countryside and woodland is a great way to discovery this stunning countryside. Ross Castle has stunning views and traces of an Iron Age settlement
An ancient spring forming a pool set in trees is where according to legend – the Anglo Saxons St Ninian baptised many early Christians
St Cuthbert’s Cave is believed to have been a safe resting place for the saint. If you stand on the top of the cave you can see up and down the coast – stunning
Its stunning location makes Lindisfarne the UKs most recognisable castles. The castle has had major conservation work but is now open again a lovely Tudor Coastal Castle
The beaches of Northumberland are stunning whether you want to walk, swimming, spot wildlife or build a sandcastle – you will enjoy
A haven for wildlife especially puffins and seals, I would recommend a boat trip from Sea Houses to make the most of this visit
Seaton Delaval Hall celebrates over 300 years of dramatic history. Once home to the Delaval family, the most notorious of all Georgian partygoers and pranksters, the hall is in the process of a multi-million pound project always something to see and do
This charming red and white light has is a great place to explore the coastline, or climb the 76 steps to the top – the view is worth it . You might want to protect your ears from the fog horn – it can be heard upto 17 miles out to sea!
Penshaw Monument made famous by the Lambton Worm is a temple landmark which can be seen for miles around, worth a walk to the top for the view
You never get tired of the dramatic coastline. It’s great for rock pooling and long walks
Inside the hall discover wartime stories of Colonel Jim – the last in line of James Pennyman’s, read inspirational stories of the war, there also some fantastic art exhibitions
This 17th Century Manor was built on the medieval foundations of George Washington’s ancestral home – it’s the place that gave the USA capital its name!
This is the birth place of Thomas Bewick. You can explore the farmhouse and see many of his works of this very talented man
The grounds of Gibside offer space to walk, run and jump about in the lovely drop set of an 18th century landscape, with over 600 acres of woodlands, gardens and park to explore
This is the largest area of ancient semi natural woodland, carved out by the River Allen, peaceful countryside, stunning views bursting with wildlife – you may even see a red squirrel
Wallington Hall has been open to the public for over 50 years. Wallington has the best of both worlds, a country house to explore – don’t forget the doll’s house, formal gardens and countryside
Why not climb to the top, the views are stunning – we did this summer. Don’t be afraid despite cutting an imposing figure on the skyline, Roseberry is a dwarf when compared to the great mountains of the world. At 1,050 feet (320m) it is less than a third of the size of Scafell Pike – England's highest peak. Well worth the climb.
The castle itself is a ruin, but it is one of the many high lights you will see along the top 100 favourite walks, it is a lovely walk along coast line and beach, with ice cream at the beginning and end
Award winning musuem ideal for a day out and more for all the family - only 7 minutes from Riding FarmFind Out More
One of the great buildings of EuropeFind Out More
Durham Castle has enjoyed a long history of continuous use, and is now home to students of University College, DurhamFind Out More
Durham has a packed year-round calendar of eventsFind Out More
NewcastleGateshead is brimming full of amazing events including theatre, music, comedy, exhibitions, festivals and sporting eventsFind Out More
Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institutionFind Out More
Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of EnglandFind Out More
The Laing Art Gallery on New Bridge Street is home to an impressive collection of art and sculptureFind Out More