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11 lesser-known places worth visiting in the North East

There are plenty of famous destinations in the North East of England which attract visitors year round, but there are a variety of gems which are often overlooked.

These are 11 places that showcase the history of the North East and are well worth a visit.

Warkworth Hermitage is a chapel which was built onto and within a cliff face located on the north bank of the River Coquet in Northumberland. This English Heritage site is a great place to visit with the family.

5. The Hermitage at Warkworth, Northumberland

Warkworth Hermitage is a chapel which was built onto and within a cliff face located on the north bank of the River Coquet in Northumberland. This English Heritage site is a great place to visit with the family.
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Located in Ormesby, Middlesbrough, this Grade I listed building is an 18th century Palladian style mansion, which was completed in 1754. Here visitors can explore the house, formal gardens and sprawling parkland.

6. Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough

Located in Ormesby, Middlesbrough, this Grade I listed building is an 18th century Palladian style mansion, which was completed in 1754. Here visitors can explore the house, formal gardens and sprawling parkland.
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The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is a public museum located in Stewart Park in Marton, Middlesbrough. This museum tells the story of one of the worlds greatest navigators and mariners through a range of exhibitions.

7. The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Marton, Teesside

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is a public museum located in Stewart Park in Marton, Middlesbrough. This museum tells the story of one of the worlds greatest navigators and mariners through a range of exhibitions.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Hospital Collection
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This scenic walking path from Crimdon Dene to Seaham traces the line of this designated historic coast, allowing visitors to take in the wild cliffs and dunes.

8. The Durham Heritage Coast walk from Crimdon Dene to Seaham

This scenic walking path from Crimdon Dene to Seaham traces the line of this designated historic coast, allowing visitors to take in the wild cliffs and dunes.
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