Welcome to England's North East

Hello, I'm David Simpson, welcome to England's North East, a site dedicated to history, identity and places to visit in Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Tees Valley. Our aim is to explore the wonderful heritage of this region through its eventful history and unique culture and hopefully inspire you to discover much more.



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You can search this site in a number of ways. To go to a particular part of the region use the drop down menus at the top or select a locality on the North East map. To search for something specific on the site use this search feature here. If you want to go to a particular period in history you can use the North East  History Timeline.

New content is constantly being added to all parts of the site, so if one area or locality seems to have less coverage than others it's probably because there's still more to come. Feedback, content suggestions, corrections or simply hearing a story is always welcomed here. Contact details are at the foot of the page.


Bamburgh Castle : David Simpson

The North East was the northern frontier of the Roman Empire and the heartland of the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria. It was the land most deeply entrenched in the border struggles with Scotland with a legacy of magnificent castles, fortified towers and a World Heritage Cathedral. 

In later centuries parts of the region became a land of coal and industry focused on the three great rivers of Tyne, Wear and Tees, each of which has its own distinct identity and rich industrial heritage. Today the rivers are a setting for a mixture of industry, 21st century enterprise and impressive, often inspiring, cultural developments.

Thank you for visiting


If you live in the North East I hope you have enjoyed finding out more about the place in which you live or those areas closest to you.

If you don't live here then hopefully you'll nurture a desire to come along and visit. Go on, give it a go its well worth it. There are lots of wonderful places to see, so come along, enjoy the journey and be inspired. If you want to learn the language before you come try out our popular Geordie Dictionary, you will find it here.

Gan canny

David Simpson


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Also visit our Yorkshire website at www.yorkshire-england.co.uk

Yorkshire website

The companion site to England's North East features the whole Yorkshire region from Sheffield in the south to Northallerton in the north and includes the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds, the Yorkshire coast, the cities of Leeds, Bradford and York and many other places at www.yorkshire-england.co.uk

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