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Free Things to Do in the North East this Summer

Free Things to Do in the North East This Summer

The North East of England has a vibrant history, stunning coastlines and beautiful countryside all waiting to be explored. But what if your wallet’s feeling a bit light? Fear not, summer fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some fantastic free activities to make your Summer unforgettable:

Historic Gems:

  • Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers free entry to admire its breathtaking architecture. Take a self-guided tour or join a free guided walk to delve into its rich history. Learn more
  • Explore the ruins of Hexham Abbey, a magnificent example of medieval architecture. Free to roam the grounds, you can soak in the atmosphere and imagine the lives of the monks who once resided there. Learn more

Beach and Riverside Fun:

  • Stroll along the Newcastle Quayside, a lively hub with bridges, buzzing bars, and an array of restaurants. Enjoy the views of the River Tyne or pack a picnic for a budget-friendly lunch. Learn more
  • Feel the sand between your toes on Roker and Seaburn beaches. Build sandcastles, go for a paddle, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine! Learn more

Green Escapes:

  • Escape the city bustle in Jesmond Dene, a park with waterfalls, trails, and a free petting zoo (donations welcome). Pack a frisbee for a game or have a relaxing picnic under the trees. Learn more
  • Step back in time at Arbeia Roman Fort and South Shields Roman Fort. Explore and learn about Roman life, and participate in free family-friendly activities. Learn more

Free Things to Do in the North East This Summer

With a little planning, you can have a fantastic summer break in the North East without breaking the bank. So pack your walking shoes, and a sense of adventure, and get ready to discover the hidden gems this beautiful region has to offer.

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