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North East England

Set in the heart of North East England, NewcastleGateshead gives delegates easy access to the surrounding coast and countryside – all just a short journey from the city centre. In the North East you’ll discover stunning natural beauty, awe-inspiring coastline, thousands of years of history and heritage, rugged moorland, plus other bustling cities and tranquil market towns.


The coast is easily accessible by public transport, with the local Metro system connecting directly to both Tynemouth, a market town packed with interesting boutiques and restaurants as well as an ancient priory, and South Shields, a seaside resort with a fairground and one of the country’s best loved fish and chip restaurants, Colmans. Both can be reached in under 30 minutes by Metro.


Just north of NewcastleGateshead, Northumberland is a magical place filled with golden sandy beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland, friendly little market towns and more castles than any other area in England! It is home to the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall, a stunning ‘necklace’ of Roman wall and forts which form a UNESCO World Heritage site. Northumberland also 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.

Hadrian's Wall

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is set just off the Northumberland coast, and is an important centre for early English Christianity and was home to St Cuthbert. The Lindisfarne Gospels was created in the island’s Priory in the early 8th century.

Holy Island

Heading south from NewcastleGateshead, 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 15 minutes, leaving plenty of time to explore the atmospheric cloister, stroll through the historic streets or go rowing on the river when the weather is good.

Durham City

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