Cottages in North East England

The Northern reaches of England are famous for its varied and dramatic landscapes; playing host to many of Britain’s magnificent and beautiful National Parks. Holidays here are for those who love the great outdoors or revel in English Heritage. 

Running from Newcastle to the Scottish borders, the rolling hills, dry stone walls, calm Eastern shores, historic battle grounds and majestic castles of North East England perfectly sit in contrast to the areas influences of an industrial landscape. Once a home to heavy industry and coal mining, this now wild and beautiful area is rich in history. 

Stretching North of Yorkshire, the Durham Dales and Teesdale is an attractive holiday destination for botanists, heritage aficionados and walkers alike. Take in any one of the impressive medieval castles and museums or walk a stretch of the arguably most spectacular sections of the Pennine Way. Let your walking boots meander over great trails and circular walks and enjoy the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, impressing with acres of accessible countryside, an abundance of wildlife and fantastic dark sky gazing opportunities.

Further North you can fall under the spell of the beauty and enthralling history of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Here a gentler pace of life takes charge, where you can roam emerald forests,  heather-clad moorlands and empty beaches. From Holy Island to Berwick-upon-Tweed the rich and diverse history of this landscape is one to revel in.  Indulge in excellent local food and drink, or  mould your stay around fishing, walking, cycling or just inhaling lots of fresh air. 

For a truly wild and historic getaway, the North East of England is an area less travelled and one certainly worth exploring.

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