Welcome to England's North East
Hello, I'm David Simpson, welcome to England's North East, a site dedicated to history, culture, 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. We want to promote all aspects of North East culture including events, festivals and local talent. You can now search for places to eat and drink and things to do as well as exploring our extensive history pages.
You can search this site in a number of ways. To go to the history of a particular part of the region use the drop down menus at the top or select a locality on the North East history map. To search for something specific on the history site use the search box feature at the foot of the page.
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.
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.
Search England's North East history pages
You can also visit our Yorkshire website at www.yorkshire-england.co.uk