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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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North East
YHA offers quality, affordable accommodation all over the North East of England. As well as places to stay in the beautiful Northumberland National Park, YHA has hostels offering easy access to the region's historic towns and cities. Choose a YHA hostel for your next family break in the North East! The North East of England has a wealth of things for families to do, from shopping in Tyneside to enjoying fresh air and exercise in the hills of Northumberland National Park. Newcastle offers dozens of museums and cultural attractions, while the historic city of Durham's mediaeval streets and buildings make it a beautiful place to explore. The countryside of the North East is fantastic for walking and cycling, with numerous picturesque villages, castles and stately homes to discover, and the coastline offers spectacular views. However your family wants to relax, you'll find plenty to on holiday in North East England.
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<p><strong>Five free things to do in the North East</strong></p> <p><strong>Durham Cathedral<br /> </strong>Overlooking the River Wear, Durham Cathedral is an unforgettable sight and surely one of the most magnificent in Britain, inside and out. It's a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture that has stood for almost 900 years, its ornate woodwork and stained glass windows attracting thousands of visitors every year.</p> <p><strong>Discovery Museum<br /> </strong>One of the North East's most popular museums, this destination in Newcastle has collections to keep the whole family entertained. From the first steam-powered ships and some of the world's earliest lightbulbs to an array of military artefacts from Northumberland's history, it's a fascinating and educational experience.</p> <p><strong>North Pennines<br /> </strong>This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is home to High Force, one of the tallest waterfalls in England, and Cauldron Snout, believed to be the longest! The North Pennines is known for its dramatic moorland scenery, and families on a walking holiday will find some amazing routes here.</p> <p><strong>Angel of the North<br /> </strong>You might have seen this celebrated sculpture by Anthony Gormley from a distance, but up close you can truly appreciate the scale of the work. Standing 20m tall with a wingspan of 54m, it has become an icon of the North East for a good reason and it's well worth the visit.</p> <p><strong>BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art<br /> </strong>This international arts centre, set in a converted flour mill on the banks of the Tyne, is a great place for people of all ages to get closer to the world of modern art. See contemporary exhibitions from world-renowned artists - there are also special family and toddler tours, so the whole family can join in.</p>

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