Days out in the North East

  MrNerdy 11:34 23 Jun 2007

Anyone know of any good day's out in the North East?
Looking at anything within 25 miles of Durham & free or under a £10?

  Forum Editor 11:54 23 Jun 2007

If you haven't I can definitely recommend it. It won an English Excellence Award for Best Large Attraction, and deserved to, it's a great day out.

  anskyber 11:58 23 Jun 2007

Hartlepool Maritime area, if you are into shops the Metro Center in Gateshead and the City of Newcastle.

  Kate B 12:51 23 Jun 2007

Whitby is worth an afternoon - the abbey is great and the little windy streets are nice to wander around.

  Seth Haniel 13:16 23 Jun 2007
  laurie53 20:51 23 Jun 2007

For once must disagree with Kate B.

Whitby is a dreadful place, very expensive, very unfriendly, one of the few really unfriendly places I've come across in the whole of the UK (and beyond - including Paris!).

Newton Stewart in Galloway is another.


  Brumas 21:01 23 Jun 2007

Quebec City ,in my opinion, takes some beating!!

  dukeboxhero 21:23 23 Jun 2007

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne realy nice place then on to bamburgh, you have the castle and a wonderfull beach

  Bob The Nob© 21:39 23 Jun 2007

Beamish ****-(4/5) - Expensive

Lindisfarne ***--(3/5) - Its only an island with stuff on.

South Shields ***--(3/5) - Miniblackpool with more Cavs

Woodhorn Collery ***--(3/5) - Not been recently as it has been refirbished wish a lottery Grant

Durham Cathedral ****-(4/5) - Great day around durham but its like most other cathedrals but durhams worth the look around

Alnwick *****(5/5) - Massive 2nd hand boookstore & alnwick castle where some of Harry Potter was shot

Wet & Wild ****-(4/5) - Theme Park, can I say any more?

Sheilden National Railway Museum *****(5/5) - Like york's but smaller

Cullercoats Beach **---(2/5) - Nice beach for the young 'uns

Metro Centre *----(1/5) - Shopping Centre but you can make a day out of it

Theres all sorts, just ask about when you move up here, ask around the pubs etc. Some things are a distance/expensive but worth it.

Just email me if you want to know much more as I will ask around for you.

Good Luck with the move, please keep us informed!

  Bob The Nob© 21:43 23 Jun 2007

Ha, just some useless knowledge, Beamish Museum is near somewhere called 'No Place' oh, Whitby is more than 25miles away, so is hartlepool.

So is Shieldon, Alnwick and Cullercoats but you sometimes need to travel to get to the better places.

Oh, theres also Hall Hill Farm in the spring you can see the lambs

  interzone55 21:49 23 Jun 2007

"Lindisfarne ***--(3/5) - Its only an island with stuff on"

That could describe many places, Australia -an island with some stuff on.

Personally I was quite impressed with Lindisfarne when I want a couple of years ago

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