Your planning guide for Cottage Holidays in North East England

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This is your holiday planning guide for cottage holidays in North East England – here you can do a cottage search, look for attractions, activities and eating places – or check the weather or transport.

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North East England holiday cottage planning guide

map for holiday cottage in north east englandIf you are thinking of taking a holiday cottage in the North East of England the following resources may be of use when you are planning your trip. We plan to build these pages so you will have all the information you need to support your holiday, including weather and travel information, visitor attractions, activity providers and information about where to eat, drink and find entertainment.

The area includes Northumberland, Durham and the coast of North East England. If you know of or run a site you think we should list in this section then please contact us with details.

North East England weather

The Met Office weather reports for Northern England cover the area, these include a current general weather forecast as well as 5 day forecasts for locations within. There is also historical information on past weather to help you plan for the time of year.

Travel information for the North East

Up-to-date information about roadworks and traffic congestion can be found on the BBC travel news pages for the area: Northumberland, Tyne, Tees and Wearside.

The nearest major airports are Newcastle International and Manchester Airport.

Attractions in North East England

Marking the northern boundary of Roman Britain, Hadrian's Wall is a fascinating 84 mile long construction set in some unforgettable country – from wild moorland to rural farmland. Visit visible sections of wall, mile castles, towers, forts, ditches and Roman roads.

Love it or hate it, overlooking the A1 at Gateshead you'll find Britain's largest sculpture, The Angel of the North. This massive winged figure is the largest man made sculpture in the UK.

The Sage Gateshead is not just a unique and extraordinary building, its a world class music venue, offering high quality local, UK and international music performances from a whole range of genres.

Step back in time and visit Beamish, a living museum, set in more than 300 acres of countryside. It aims to recreate life in Northern England in the early 1800s & 1900s.

For wet weather days (and shopaholics!) a visit to the MetroCentre is a must. It offers Europe's largest shopping mall as well as a leisure complex with its own cinema, theme park and Megabowl, plus plenty of places to eat and drink.

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