These are the 16 must-do experiences in the North East according to Lonely Planet.
9. Re-live British history at Beamish open air museum
The Beamish Museum is a unique open-air museum dedicated to preserving an example of everyday life in the North East in the early 20th-century, and well worth a day out.
10. Be knocked out by the spread and scale of the Angel of the North
A magnificent symbol of the North East, the Angel of the North sculpture is a must-see in the region for the family to marvel at.
11. Peel back layers of history at Bamburgh Castle
Northumberland is famous for its castles, and Bamburgh is no exception. This castle has seen thousands of years of exciting history, and is open to curious visitors today.
12. Stargaze in Northumberland National Park
Northumberland is home to a designated Dark Sky Park, where light pollution is kept to a minimum in order to see the stars. Right in the heart of the park is Kielder Observatory.