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North Country, England

Important sights and attractions.


WHAT TO SEE & DO — NORTH COUNTRY ATTRACTIONS


HISTORIC SITES & NATURE SIGHTS

Durham Cathedral
The College
Durham
DH1 3EH
191 384 1690
www.durhamcathedral.co.uk
Climb up the 325 steps of this exemplary Norman cathedral to enjoy outstanding views of Durham and the surrounding area.

Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral
Hadrian's Wall
Housesteads
Northumberland
NE47 6NN
01434 344363
www.hadrians-wall.org

The awe-inspiring 84-mile stretch of the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is perfect for hiking, cycling and a hands-on history lesson too.

Kielder Water & Forest Park
www.visitkielder.com

This tranquil spot is home to Northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest.

Birds of Prey Centre
www.kwbopc.com

Dedicated to conservation and education, the Birds of Prey Centre offers visitors the opportunity to view and handle extraordinary creatures like falcons, eagles and hawks firsthand.

The Alnwick Garden
Denwick Lane
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1YU
1665 511350
www.alnwickgarden.com
Designed by world-renowned Belgian designer Jacques Wirtz and his son Peter, The Garden features spectacular water displays, lush gardens and one of the world’s largest tree houses.

Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle
Queen Mary's Tower
The Castle
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8UR
01228 532774

Built during the reign of William II of England, this 900-year-old fortress has been the site of countless wars and invasions between the English and their Scottish neighbors.

Saltaire Village
www.saltairevillage.info

Founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt for his mill workers, this Victorian-era model village includes bath-houses, a hospital, as well as an institute for recreation and education, with a library, reading room, concert hall, billiard room, science laboratory and gymnasium.

MUSEUMS

Border Regiment & King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum
Queen Mary's Tower
The Castle
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8UR
01228 532774

This museum relates the history of Cumbria's County Infantry Regiment, the Border Regiment and the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and local Militia, and features notable memorabilia such as uniforms, weapons, equipment and medals.

1853 Gallery
1853 Gallery
1853 Gallery
Salts Mill
Victoria Road
Saltaire
BD18 3LB
1274 531185
www.saltsmill.org.uk

This gallery takes its name from the date of the building in which it is housed and displays many paintings by local artist David Hockney, an important contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Street
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8TP
01228 618718
www.tulliehouse.co.uk

This facility houses a wide-ranging collection of objects that reflects everyday life and local industries in and around Carlisle from 1800 to the present day.

SPA

Harrogate Turkish Baths & Health Spa
Royal Baths
Parliament Street
Harrogate
HG1 2WH
01423 5567746

Treat yourself to luxurious beauty therapies including facial treatments, waxing, manicures, body wraps and massages, in addition to traditional Turkish bath offerings like steam rooms filled with eucalyptus vapors and sweat-inducing Hot Room Chambers.

RESOURCES

Britain's Official Travel & Tourism Guide
800-462-2748 (US)
888-VISIT UK (Canada)
travelinfo@visitbritain.org
www.visitbritain.com



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