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North East England Cottages
These companies offer a good range of North East England cottages and have been arranged according to the number they provide. Featured are both small and large rental agents, all of which offer a wide selection of individually inspected and graded holiday cottages.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 300 North East England holiday cottages
from Cottages 4 You. Many include virtual tours which allow visitors to get a better feel for a property. All are inspected and rated accordingly. Weekly bookings range from £300 to £1300 plus and discounts are available.
- Over 150 North East cottage properties
in Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Northumberland. User reviews have been added to some and visitors can compare individual cottages. Extensive details of each cottage are included with photos, availability and directions.
- Another 100 North East England cottages in places like the Yorkshire Dales, Durham, Northumberland National Park and the North York Moors. Many allow for pets and a good selection have achieved three or more stars from independent inspectors.
- A wide selection of cottages in Northumberland and a vast array of self catering properties in the North of England. Prices tend to start at £200 for week long stays for both modern and traditional rented accommodation.
The North East of England
The main counties of North East England are Northumberland, Durham
, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire. Some of these counties once formed the great Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and their history is as eventful as any other region of the United Kingdom.
Despite the North East's industrial heritage, large tracts remain unspoilt. Northumberland National Park is one of the least populated areas in the UK. It is a profoundly beautiful region and covers more than 1000 square km. The Cheviot Hills
which run through Northumberland National Park eventually merge with the Pennines and provide some magnificent views of Scotland
The Pennines are best experienced on foot and, in places, consists of vast moorland expanses of grass and heather. The Pennine Way National Trail
is also popular amongst walkers and runs for over 250 miles, cutting through some breathtaking countryside. Other pasttimes in the area include cycling and hiking.
World Heritage sites, Durham Cathedral
and Hadrian's Wal
l are the region's most notable attractions and showcase England's unique and eventful history. If you would like more details about North East cottages sell the properties below. Scroll down for more information about popular visitor attractions, outdoor activities and places of entertainment in the North East England region.
North East visitor attractions
For information about outdoor activities and evening entertainment during your North East self catering holiday see our summary below. Featured are major theatres, historical sites and comedy clubs.
Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes
is a popular North East attraction for families on short breaks and has a range of roller coasters and activities for the young. Tinkaboo Town is more suited to younger visitors while the Hyper Blaster ride should please adrenalin junkies. Open from March to September general admission is £15.50 with discounts available for groups.
Northumberland National Park is ideal for walkers and cyclists keen to experience the inspiring views of the surrounding landscape. The heavily wooded Kelder Water
and Forest Park is also beautiful and contrasts somewhat with the windswept open countryside found further north. A number of cycle routes, such as the C2C
pass through large swathes of this AONB designated countryside.
Food and drink
The Hyena Comedy Club
in Newcastle offers a number of first class comedians and musical acts throughout the year. It has a late license and is located in the city centre. It's £11 for standard entry and between £24-£27 for entry with 2/3 course meals.
Other major venues include the 170 year old Theatre Royal
which is a major national venue. It plays host the Royal Shakespeare Company
as well as a range of West End Musicals. Check their website above for more details.
History and Culture
World Heritage Site, Durham Castle
is worth seeing during your cottage holiday and dates back to the 11th century. Tungsten's Chapel and its Norman Chapel are the most notable attractions and can be seen on guided tours, usually run by Durham University Students. Admission is £5.00 with tours running daily between the months of July and September.