|North East England
Hadrian's Wall is the big tourist attraction of the area. It starts at Wallsend in Tyne & Wear, runs through Northumberland and ends on the west coast of England near the border with Scotland. Its purpose was customs control and protection of the Roman Empire from incursions by "barbarians" from the north.
The region is composed of two counties, Durham and Northumberland, and two City Regions, Tyne & Wear and Teesside.
Barnard Castle, a medieval castle, had a coloful history and has been designated a "Scheduled Ancient Monument."
Rokeby Park is a private residence open to the public.
Auckland Castle, a Gothic country house, once the hunting ground of the local bishops, and is surrounded by 800 acres of parkland.
Belsay Hall is a Greek Revival mansion and English Heritage site.
Bamburgh Castle is located on the North Sea coast.
Chillingham Castle, originally a 12th century monastery, was a family home for many centuries.
Warkworth Castle, a medieval castle, is a Grade I listed building and a "Scheduled Ancient Monument."
Tyne & Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the major city.
An urban area consisting of five municipalities.