Click for days out

A WORLD of castles, historic houses and glorious gardens can be discovered on smartphones with a new app from English Heritage.

The Days Out app features more than 400 of English Heritage’s most spectacular places to visit. Users in the North East can also find out what events,such as special tours or hands-on children’s activities , are happening at properties near them.

The app allows you to tailor the search to your needs, whether it’s a day out with the dog or somewhere to take the grandparents during the holidays.

A ‘near me’ map also searches by current location, giving users suggestions for places to visit within a specific county or region.