Attractions in the North EastPolly Checkland Harding
Our guide to the best attractions in the North East of England includes no fewer than three galleries with collections of Designated national importance. Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, the Bowes Museum in Durham and The Shipley all hold this prestigious status: here you’ll find an incredible selection of Victorian art, a truly magnificent building and one of the most ambitious collections of contemporary craft outside of the capital. Not to be outdone, Durham’s cathedral and castle both form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while the National Glass Centre shines a fascinating light on the history of this craft and its significance for the city of Sunderland. To discover the North East’s historic link to George Washington, and where to go for an immersive experience of life in the North over the last century, read on.