The North-East is a land rich in history, heritage and the most inspiring scenery, from Hadrian's Wall to Newcastle's "Blinking Eye" bridge, from the oldest Saxon church in the UK to Gateshead's Angel of the North, from the wonderful wild windswept North Pennines to the delights of Durham. There's plenty to do, as well as some delightful eateries and (only if we're full, of course) some places NEARLY as good as Dowfold House to stay at. Just follow the links and enjoy our part of the world. We're very proud of it.
IF you are making plans, here is the local Weather forecast, which MIGHT help
For other places to stay, try Accommodation England; Budock Water Inns