The unique value of our historic buildings and special places to visit has been recognised by the experts and that means many of them are looked after for the nation by the National Trust.

Two of our most famous castles, Lindisfarne Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle, plus parts of Hadrian's Wall are also owned and looked after by the trust.

You can visit the Thomas Bewick birthplace museum at Cherryburn and railway engineer George Stephenson's cottage near Wylam which often have events celebrating their famous former residents.

The Farne Islands, famous for its fabulous bird life, and Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - a site of special scientific interest - are also owned by the trust.

Although there is an initial cost, becoming a member of the National Trust will certainly save you cash if you and your family want to visit more than two or three attractions while you are here.

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Food & Craft Festival
Shows & Displays

Come along and celebrate the variety and quality of food and crafts from across the region. Enjoy over 80 stalls of fantastic local produce along with demonstrations and children's activities.

Seaton Delaval Hall
Historic sites
Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Hall comprising a centre block between 2 arcaded and pedimented wings, the east wing contains fine stables and there are gardens with statues.
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Puffins on The Farne Islands
Nature and Wildlife
Farne Islands
Bird reserve holding over 100,000 pairs of breeding birds, of 21 species. Also home to a large colony of grey seals. Boat fees are extra. Boats not operated by National Trust.
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Wartime
Shows & Displays

Step back in time and find out what life was like on the Home Front during the Second World War.

Housesteads Roman Fort
Historic sites
Haydon Bridge

The most complete example of a British Roman fort, Housesteads features magnificent ruins and stunning views of the countryside surrounding Hadrian's Wall.

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LUX
Exhibition

This year, Cragside will once again become the progressive hub for arts and science exploration.

Outside Dunstanburgh Castle
Historic sites
Craster

The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle tower over the Northumberland coastal line. It is an ideal family day out with a picnic area, fantastic views, and it is not far from the Scottish Borders.

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Outside Cragside House Gardens and Estate
Historic sites
Rothbury

Creation of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius. Gardens, red squirrels, woodland and lakeside walks.

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Welcome to Lindisfarne Castle
Historic sites
Holy Island
Dramatic Tudor Fort converted into an intimate holiday home in 1903 for Edward Hudson by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. With charming Gertrude Jekyll walled garden. Please ring to check opening times before travelling.
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Allen Banks and Staward Gorge Bridge
Nature and Wildlife
Bardon Mill

Take a walk on the wild side at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in Northumberland.

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Wallington
Historic sites
Cambo

Discover Wallington, much-loved home to generations of the unconventional Treveylan family and a magnificent estate where politics and play came together in the heart of Northumberland.

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Trail
Outdoor Event

A trail for inquisitive families. Delve into the mind of Lord Armstrong and discover the wonder of science on this one mile trail

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