Discover what living in one of our new homes in the North East is like. Use our guide to the key cities, famous landmarks, special landscapes and things to do as your starting point.
Have a look at our new homes in the North East and get a feel for life in a region that has Scotland and the North Sea as neighbours.
The North East has a gritty and down-to-earth reputation for its ship-building and mining past, for its wild coastline and Viking folklore, and for the wonderful Geordie voice of Newcastle upon Tyne. Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside are its major urban areas, but this is also a region of expansive farmland, great long beaches and remote National Parks.
The North East’s counties
From the North Pennines to the North Sea, the North East is home to County Durham, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Teesside and Tyne and Wear.
The North East’s cities
Durham is the smallest city but it’s big on history, while Newcastle upon Tyne heads up Tyneside, and Sunderland heads up Wearside – the largest metropolitan areas in the North East.
Landmarks in the North East
For history, Durham cathedral and castle stand proudly high above the River Wear. For an amazing feat of engineering, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge Spans the River Tyne. For a towering art installation, the Angel of the North spreads its wings above Gateshead.
Landscapes in the North East
Auf Wiedersehen Pet and Vera aren’t the only dramas that belong to the North West. The dramatic scenery of the Northumberland National Park, High Force waterfall, the North Pennines and the Durham Heritage Coast steal the show.
Things to do in the North East
For family-friendly beaches head for South Shields, for deserted beaches head for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and for wild walking you can head up into the North Pennines and the Northumberland National Park. For everything else, Gateshead’s Metro Centre has everything right on the spot.