Here are just a few more National Trust attractions in the region:
The birthplace of Thomas Bewick, one of Northumberland’s most celebrated artists. Bewick was famous for his intricate wood engravings, which were used to print illustrations. His work is widely recognised as the finest example of art in this medium, and he also published books of his own – most notably ‘The History of British Birds’, illustrated with his engraving prints.
Discover the the former home of Victorian innovator and inventor Lord Armstrong - the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. The dining room features a stunning fireplace carved from 10 tons of Italian marble, and the house also features formal gardens, forest labyrinth and children's play area.
George Stephenson's Birthplace
Stephenson's contribution to the development of rail transport earned him a reputation as the 'Father of the Railways'. This 18th-century cottage is Northumbria National Trust's smallest property. At the time of his birth, there would have been four families sharing the humble cottage, with Stephenson's family occupying just one room.
Wallington has been home to many influential figures in the North East, including Sir William Blackett - a member of parliament for Newcastle Upon Tyne - and several generations of the Trevelyan family. The impressive house features many pre-Raphaelite paintings, and the extensive grounds contain lawns, lakes, woodland, a variety of wildlife and an adventure playground.
For more information on these and many more great days out in Northumberland, click here to visit the National Trust Website.