Historical Visits In The North East
08 Nov 2022
It’s no secret that each and every one of our five-star country parks are just a stone’s throw from some of the best sights and attractions in the region. Historical visits are no exception; the North East boasts some of the most fascinating visits around.
From County Durham to Northumberland, there are an abundance of amazing things to see and do on your doorstep in the North East when you enjoy a comfortable stay at Maguires Country Parks.
Whether you are touring, staying at your holiday home, or residing at one of our friendly parks everyday is full of potential. It’s safe to say that you’ll never run out of things to do!
A preserved 19th-century waggonway stretching from the Town Moor to the Tyne river in Newcastle, the Victoria Tunnel is a journey of discovery.
A trip to the tunnel will let you experience what life was like in the Victorian era and learn how the waggonway was constructed; be sure to keep an ear out for wagons full of coal heading for the Tyne. Plus, hear the memories of people who lived through this dangerous period in Newcastle’s history.
If you’re a believer of paranormal activity, be aware that you might see some ghosts down there! It’s said that there have been some sightings from previous visitors.
Constructed thousands of years ago, Durham Cathedral is a Norman building of Romanesque style. It is the oldest surviving building with a stone vaulted ceiling of its scale and is a popular attraction for the many tourists that flock Durham city’s streets.
Inside you’ll discover that the stunning Norman architecture remains almost perfectly intact, so it’s clear to see why it is recognised as one of the world’s greatest cathedrals.
Sitting beautifully on Holy Island, Lindisfarne Priory is a great day out for all the family. With a visit here, you can explore the wild coastal beauty of Holy Island while following in the footsteps of ancient monks who built their priory in this location nearly 1,400 years ago.
There is also a fascinating museum that will tell you all about the Viking raid, the cult of St Cuthbert and the medieval manuscript: the Lindisfarne Gospels.
Designed for modern living and efficiency, Cragside is known for being a pioneering Victorian mansion displaying the latest gadgets and inventions of the time.
It was transformed from a rocky heathland in Northumberland to the very first home to be lit by electricity. Stroll along the paths in the Rock Garden as it surrounds the house and enjoy the sound of artificial water cascades tumbling.
If you’re up for doing something a little different this weekend, Cragside is an enjoyable experience for all.
Wallington Hall is a historic house surrounded by rolling hills, woodland and a walled garden. The open lawn next to the Owl House is the perfect spot for a picnic and there are various walks along the garden to enjoy it at every view.
Enjoy an abundance of plants and flowers as you wander the winding paths and take in the natural beauty.
Book your touring spot or purchase a holiday or residential home in the North East with Maguires Country Parks. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team, who will be happy to help you plan your next getaway.