North East England
A conference in NewcastleGateshead provides the perfect opportunity to treat your delegates to an area with stunning natural beauty, awe-inspiring coastline, thousands of years of history and heritage, rugged moorland, bustling cities and tranquil market towns.
NewcastleGateshead’s neighbours include Northumberland, County Durham, and Tees Valley.
Northumberland is a magical place filled with ancient castles, golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland and friendly little market towns. It is home to England’s least-visited national park, as well as the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall, a stunning ‘necklace’ of Roman wall and forts which form a UNESCO World Heritage site. Northumberland boasts two areas of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – the Northumberland Coast with its golden beaches and stunning castles, and the North Pennines, with their heather-covered hills and extraordinary wildlife.
The historic city of Durham is home to North East England’s other UNESCO World Heritage site - Durham Castle and Cathedral. This iconic ancient attraction combined with beautiful riverside and quaint cobbled streets, which are home to a variety of markets, high-street and boutique shops, pubs and restaurants as well as special festivals and events, make it well worth a visit. With excellent rail and road links to Newcastle your delegates can be there in around a quarter of an hour leaving plenty of time to explore the atmospheric cloister, stroll through the historic streets or go rowing on the river when the weather’s good.
The town and port of Hartlepool in County Durham is also worth visiting to discover their maritime history, to enjoy the attractions of their new multi-million pound Marina complex, and to explore mile after mile of golden sands. Hartlepool is a short drive from NewcastleGateshead.