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North East England

North East England covers the rugged splendour of North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales, coupled with the north-eastern ship-building towns of Newcastle and Middlesborough, and the more southerly industrial towns of Leeds and Sheffield.

The Roman border between Scotland and England was marked by HadrianĂ­s Wall and much of the remains of Hadrians Wall can be found in this region, with evidence of Roman forts and settlements scattered along its length. Roman history abounds at Housesteads, Arbeia and Corbridge.

York is a city with a Roman history, which has the Jorvik Viking Centre telling its Viking history, the National Railway Museum, a Castle and the Minster, which is said to be the largest medieval church north of the Alps.

The Yorkshire Dales have been designated as a National Park, which contains many beautiful river valleys and desolate high peaks - some of the more famous dales are Wharfedale, Swaledale and Airedale. Visitors can choose to traverse the Park on foot, using the Pennine Way long-distance footpath which runs its length.

There is a selection of stately homes to be found in North East England, with some of the most famous being Harewood House, Hardwick Hall and Castle Howard (location of the British TV serial "Brideshead Revisited").

North East England contains the beautiful sandy beaches of Northumberland, with spectacular castles at Bamburgh and Alnwick. The dramatic setting of Lindisfarne Castle set on Holy Island (accessible only at low tide) is also on this wonderful section of coast. You can use the

Thrill-seekers will want to visit Flamingoland Theme Park and Zoo in North Yorkshire, which boasts white knuckle rollercoaster rides combined with over 1000 animals.

Attractions in North East England

Towns in North East England

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