North East Adventures

The Northeast is full of some of the most amazing tourist spots in the country; its home to 83 castles, about 160 miles of coastline, and 4 counties; Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and North Yorkshire. The biggest cities in the region are Newcastle, Durham City and of course Sunderland, where I’m from.

Having all of these tremendous places right on my doorstep, it only makes sense that these are some of my most blogged about places. However, I have only just began to scratch the surface of this phenomenal part of the UK.

Richmond Castle

Towns and Villages to visit in The North East

The North East is full of some incredible towns and villages that you simply have to see and this post is full of them!

Plessey Woods Country Park

25 Free* Days Out within 1 Hours Drive of Sunderland

I absolutely love finding spots for days out, and even better when they’re free. So here is a list of 25 spots for a free day out around the North East.

Bolam Lake Northumberland
Perfect Places for Days-Out in the North East during Winter

Going for a day out during winter has different requirements than any other season. Taking these into consideration here are my top recommendations.

Raby Castle, County Durham
County Durham Adventures

County Durham has a lot to offer, beautiful coastline, historic cities, rich heritage and breath-taking countryside.

Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland
Northumberland Adventures

Perhaps one of the most incredible parts of the North East, Northumberland is tremendously beautiful and has so much to explore!

York Minster
The 10 most recommended places to eat/drink in York

I reached out to my Instagram Followers for recommendations for places to go. Here are the top 10 places you all suggested!

Northumberland Zoo

Zoos, Farms and Theme Parks within 2 Hours Drive of Sunderland

Zoos, Farms and Theme parks are all able to open again from the 12th April. Here is a list of a load that should all be able to open!

Tynemouth Priory

Days Out on Public Transport from Sunderland City Centre

Driving is something I take for granted. But being able to enjoy a great day out shouldn’t be something that is only accessible to people with cars. So this post is full of days out

Penshaw Monument
Sunderland

This blog wouldn’t be complete without a page dedicated to my home city. Packed full of amazing places you can go and experience!

Blast Beach, County Durham
Guide to Durham Heritage Coast

Some of the most incredible coastline in the North East is here, along the Durham Heritage Coast

Metrocentre, Gateshead
A Post Lockdown Trip to the Metrocentre

Following the lockdown in 2020, returning to shopping centres has been a nerve-wracking experience for us all! I hope this post fills you with some confidence.

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An Ultimate Guide to Northumberlands Castles

In Northumberland, there are over 70 castles left for you to explore. They all played some part in the regions incredible history. Now then don’t worry, this post doesn’t have information about ALL of them (because that would be a thesis sized post!). This is full of all the ones I have visited so far […]

Guide to Tynemouth, North Tyneside

Tynemouth is a fantastic up and coming part of the North East. Its located, you guessed it, at the mouth of the River Tyne on the north side of the river, just a few minutes drive from Newcastle City Centre. It is accessible by metro from both Sunderland and Newcastle making it the perfect place […]