On your bucket list | North East England

I’m always wondering why we want to discover everything when we are traveling, but we keep going to the familiar places when we’re home. For example, I’ve been living in Newcastle for 1,5 year now and have seen embarrassingly little of the area. While there is so much to see. Countless ancient castles, beautiful beaches and medieval villages. So last weekend I finally took it upon myself to get out and explore. This is what I found.

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Alnwick Castle | North East England
I am a serious Harry Potter fan. And yes, I’m aware of the damage this might do to my image.  Anyway, Harry Potter went to the best school ever, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And Alnwick Castle was used as a film location. Seriously, how cool is that?!

Durham Cathedral | North East England
My lack of exploring vibes is highly ignored by my parents. So when they’re visiting they drag me out on cultural trips. And that’s actually pretty cool. Like this one time my dad and I drove to Durham, a beautiful ancient town with a massive cathedral and an equally impressive castle across the street. Oh and in case you were wondering, the cathedral was also used as a shooting location for Harry Potter…

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The Coastal Route | North East England
Newcastle is very close to the east coast of England. A bit north of the city, the coastal route takes you all the way up to Scotland. We didn’t go further than Alnwick, but it was beautiful nonetheless. You drive past amazing beaches, dunes and lovely towns all worth a visit. So even though the trip from Newcastle to Alnwick is about 50 miles, it’ll take you a while to get there.

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Hadrians wall | North East England
Another place my parents dragged me to. Hadrian’s wall is an ancient frontier set up to prevent the Scots from invading the Roman country. Knowing this I’d expect the wall to be higher, but it’s impressive nonetheless running all the way from east to west. It’s supposed to be an amazing hike with countless B&B’s and pubs along the 84 miles walk. The wall runs through the Northumberland National Park, which is worth a visit by itself.

The Quay Side | North East England
Of course, also Newcastle has plenty to discover. Like the Quay Side at the Tyne river. The view on the bridges, the baltic centre and of course the sage makes this my favorite area. More about Newcastle here.

What are you waiting for?! Come visit!


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