Ideally situated off the A1 close to all the best attractions in the North East.

The North East is a region that is rich with attractions. If you require any advice on directions or travel tips then do not hesitate to speak to one of our staff on arrival.

With excellent road and rail links across the region we are also conveniently placed for easy access to the North East’s most famous tourist attractions including: Beamish museum, the Baltic Art gallery and Millennium Bridge, Tanfield Railway, the Angel of the North, the Metro Centre, Newcastle City centre, Sunderland City Centre, plus many more…

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, perhaps even in Europe. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. For this reason it was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain’s first World Heritage Sites. In a nationwide BBC poll held in 2001 it was voted the nation’s best-loved building.

Website: http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

Beamish Museum

Beamish is a world famous open air museum telling the story of the people of North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian times.

In the early 1800s, the region was rural and thinly populated. The Industrial Revolution, particularly the coming of the railways, accelerated change. By Edwardian times the heavy industries of the region were at their peak.

Website: http://www.beamish.org.uk/Home.aspx

Angel Of The North

The angel of the north is a exquisite masterpiece, and is probably the northeast’s most treasured possession. Many come from all over the world to see it.

Website: http://www.aboutbritain.com/Angel-Of-The-North.htm

Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and engineered by Gifford, the bridge takes its place at the end of a line of distinguished bridges across the River Tyne, including the Tyne Bridge and Robert Stephenson’s High Level Bridge.

Website: http://www.arup.com/MillenniumBridge/

The Sage, Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North of England.

Website: http://www.thesagegateshead.org/

Baltic Centre

Located in Gateshead in the Northeast of England, this unique international center for contemporary visual art features the Art Factory, where artists from all over the world come to work and create.

Website: http://www.balticmill.com/

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Travelling Northbound on A1

Just after the Washington Services, take the right hand lane (Signposted A194 South Shields and Tyne Tunnel) stay in the left hand lane and take the first slip road signposted A182 Washington. At the Roundabout take the first left and continue along this road for about 1 mile until the next roundabout. At this roundabout you 3rd exit (right hand turn) and follow this road for about ½ mile (passing fishing lakes on your left). Take your first left and follow this country road for about ½ mile (passing the equestrian centre) until you reach the Bowes Incline Hotel at the bottom of the road.

Travelling Southbound on A1

Just after the Angel of the North, take the first slip road signposted A1231 Sunderland. At the first roundabout take the first left hand turning signposted for Springwell and Wrekenton and follow this road for approximately ½ mile (passing fishing lakes on your left hand side). Take your first left turn and follow this country road about ½ miles (passing equestrian centre) until you reach the Bowes Incline Hotel at the bottom of this road.