Listings in Visitor Attractions
A fabulous place to visit. The first house in the World to be lit by hydroelectricity powered by water from its own lakes. Many fascinating features and gadgets on view in the house and the vast grounds include adventure, picnic and play areas.
The ongoing excavation of a Roman fort including a bath house, officers accommodation and barrack buildings s well as the remains of village buildings. The site also includes a museum housing some of the objects and artifacts found on the site.
Unique museum letting you experience what it was like to live in an expanding Roman empire through using 3D film technology and displays of artifacts discovered along the Roman Wall as well as at the Vindolanda excavation.
Zoo ad gardens in the grounds of Kirkley Hall College. Displays animals in replicas of their natural habitats. The zoo features a petting barn, aquatics centre, children's play area, tea room, gift shop, river walks, gift shop and plenty of parking.
Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0AQ
The home of Earl Grey featuring 25 acres of formal gardens and 65 acres of woodland and the Earl Grey Tea House. Open early Feb to mid Nov. Admission - Adults £7.70, Over 60's £6.60, children free. Dogs are not allowed.
Stone Manor House in the middle of Washington Village which was home to 5 generations of the ancestors of George Washington, first President of the USA. Can be hired for small wedding ceremonies and corporate events.
Washington, Tyne and Wear NE38 7LE
Historic railway museum featuring a number of steam, diesel and electric locomotives and is home to George Stephenson's 0-4-0 tender locomotive "Billy" which is one of the oldest locomotives in the World. Free entry but donations are welcome.
Middle Engine Lane
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE298DX
Ice Cream parlour featuring ice cream made on the farm plus a visitors centre and a 4 star adventure playground
Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 2DR