The North East’s Most Instrammable Locations

15 Jul 2022

There are hundreds of thousands of breathtaking locations up and down the UK worthy of an Instagram snap but we’ve narrowed it down to the North East’s most stunning spots.

From County Durham to Northumberland, we are incredibly lucky to have so many desirable locations on our doorstep.

Plus, all within easy reach of a Maguires Country Park, why not book a touring spot with us or check out our stunning range of holiday homes and residential homes for sale in Northumberland, County Durham and North Yorkshire?

Here are the most Instagrammable locations in the North East of England.

Durham Cathedral

Built in true Norman-style, Durham Cathedral is possibly Durham City’s most beautiful element. It is open daily as a working church regional heritage icon and exciting day out.

Home to the remains of two saints, discover Durham Cathedral Museum and 2,000 years of the North East’s history, faith and culture. You can even see where a section of the first Harry Potter films were filmed at The Cloister!

Angel of the North

Visited by more than 150,000 people a year, this awe-inspiring piece of public art is one of the most famous sculptures in the UK. Believed to be also the largest sculpture in the world, the Angel of the North is definitely worth a visit if you are in the region.

Low Force Waterfall

Part of the River Tees in the stunning Upper Teesdale, Low Force Waterfall tumbles over the Whin Sill, which was formed over 295 million years ago from molten rock that cooled and then solidified underground.

With picnic spots and photo opportunities galore, Low Force is the ideal place to get your hashtag game on!

Beamish Museum

A journey through the colourful history of the 1900s, Beamish Museum is a reconstructed town filled with beautiful, picturesque buildings that are definitely worthy of the gram!

The best Instagram pictures can be captured in the town’s main street, where you will find the famous confectionery as well as the chemist, bakery, garage and more locations.

Lindisfarne Castle

Nestled on a tidal island, location has always been the main attraction at Lindisfarne Castle. With plenty of places to picnic, walk your four-legged friend, and enjoy the views; there is so much to see and enjoy on Holy Island.

Tyne Bridge

The most celebrated and iconic of the seven bridges crossing the River Tyne, the Tyne Bridge is probably most recognised for the annual Great North Run.

It has featured in films, on television and been the subject of thousands of photographs and paintings. It has won a place in the hearts of local people and looks fantastic on a social media feed!

Hadrian’s Wall

Spanning 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. With a visit to the famous wall, you will discover the remains of towers, forts, turrets and towns once kept watch over the wall.

Take in spectacular views of rugged landscapes to find out what life was like on the edge of Roman Britain.


One of the few surviving 18th-century designed landscapes, Gibside boasts spectacular vista views and moments that will stay with you forever.

Here you can escape modern life and enjoy Derwent Valley view, winding footpaths and refreshing open spaces for tranquil walks, wildlife spotting and picnics spots.

Bamburgh Castle

At Bamburgh Castle, there is over 3,000 years worth of history waiting for you. England’s finest coastal fortress is Northumberland’s very best visitor attraction and national treasure. It stands 150 feet above the spectacular coastline for the very best photo opportunities.

Looking to explore the North East of England during the six-week summer holidays? Book your touring spot with Maguires Country Parks or check out our collection of holiday homes and discover what’s right on the doorstep.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help you plan your summer getaway.

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