Are you planning to spend your vacation in England? Well, if you are operating on a tight budget, you should consider visiting the North East England region. The area comprises Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham. Although the area is not familiar to many, it offers plenty of attractions to tourists. They range from historic sites to modern architecture to amazing geographical features, fauna, and flora.
The Housesteads Roman Fort and Museum should rank high on any tourist’s list of places to visit. It is only four miles north of Bardon Hill, and it is a fascinating site of Hadrian Wall. Still, on the subject of museums, you may want to visit the Bowes Museum, the brainchild of John Bowes’ wife. It is a monumental chateau founded in the late 19th century.
Few other regions can boast of as many castles as the North East England region. You can visit the Alnwick Castle, designed by Lancelot Brown in the 14th century. This imposing structure was the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland is a favourite location for film-makers. Next, you can head to the Durham Castle, which served as a port way back in 1072. It is now a university hall. If you fancy Victorian architecture, the enormous Victoria Tunnel will be the place for you.
Make a trip to Northumberland for historic sites that will take you back in time, vast landscapes and the rich fauna and flora. If you wish to be mystified, Durham is the place for you. Here, you will find a world heritage site in the name of Norman Cathedral. Walk through the awe-inspiring turreted castles that have the atmosphere of fairy tales. You can also enjoy boat trips in Scarborough, and surf in the North Sea.