A pair of historic 16th and 17th-century timber-framed buildings which are now home to English Heritage's regional offices. The buildings represent excellent examples of half-timbered merchant's houses so typical of the Jacobean period. The interiors of Bessie Surtees's house feature wonderful plaster ceilings and oak panelling, with period furniture on display. 41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, NE1 3JF
The oldest steel-making furnace in Britain, Derwentcote was built in the 1730s to carry out the process of cementation, or converting wrought iron into steel. The furnace consists of a long rectangular stone building with a conical chimney near one end. Forge Lane, A694, Hamsterley, Tyne and Wear, England, NE17 7RS
Holy Jesus Hospital is a mix of historic buildings dating back to the 14th century, when an Augustinian friary was established on the site. In the 16th century, following the dissolution of the friary, the monastic buildings were adapted to serve as fortifications for the short-lived Council of the North. City Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, NE1 2AS
A historic 19th-century lighthouse overlooking a 2 mile stretch of beach, grasslands, and cliffs. Souter Lighthouse was the first electrically powered lighthouse in the world and was built to ease passage for ships entering the Wear. Climb the 76 steps to the top of the tower for excellent views out to sea. Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, SR6 7NH
Washington Old Hall is a historic Grade-I listed 17th-century manor house associated with the ancestors of the first US President, George Washington. The Old Hall is one of the smallest properties in the care of the National Trust. The interior of the manor features objects connected to America and the War of Independence in which George Washington played such a pivotal role. The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington, Tyne and Wear, England, NE38 7LE
Celebrating its two hundredth anniversary the Marsden Inn is situated on the rolling hills above Marsden Bay in the North East town of South Shields. We've recently finished a Â£250 000 refurbishment of our nine en-suite hotel rooms which opened to great acclaim in September 2015.