Explore the magical dramatic castles along the coastline, stroll along the white sanded beaches, ramble along Hadrian's Wall and surrounding hills and explore Roman excavations, shop till you drop in Newcastle, visit the theatre in Sunderland or visit the Cathedral and the cricket grounds in Durham City. From Roman World Heritage Sites to world famous landmarks and icons, North East England's list of many attractions is endless. If city life is for you the local towns are dotted with chic designer stores and art galleries, the wide Georgian shopping streets of the city of Newcastle and Gateshead will entice you with all your favourite shops and there's so many to choose from at the Metro Centre, one of Europe's largest shopping centres. If you are staying near Alnwick, Belford or Wooler you have great access up into Scotland too. Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders is a beautiful place for a day out exploring or even a game of golf, or why not venture further north into the city of Edinburgh.