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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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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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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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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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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North East Chilli Festival
Shows & Displays

Due to the phenomenal success of the North East Chilli Festival held at Seaton Delaval Hall, we will once again host this ‘sizzling’ event within its beautiful grounds.

Cadbury
Outdoor Event

Have a go at our family trail and claim your Cadbury egghead!

Cadbury
Outdoor Event

Join the Trevelyan children as they help their 'fearsome aunt', explorer Gertrude Bell, as she prepares for her next expedition and claim your yummy Cadbury chocolate Egghead reward.

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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Counterfeit Sixties
Shows & Displays
Seaton Delaval

The Counterfeit Sixties were formed by four experienced musicians with their devotion of 60’s music, and the people that influenced it.

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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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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Easter Egg Hunts at Cragside
Outdoor Event

Explore Cragside and take part in our science themed Easter trail.

Cadbury
Outdoor Event

Come and join us for our annual Easter fun.

Outside Wallington House Gardens and Estate
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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Cadbury
Outdoor Event

Follow a family Easter egg trail around Cherryburn's farmyard and gardens and collect your Cadbury chocolate prize!

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