Durham and North East

Durham and North East

Durham and the North East is one of eight regions featured on Englandscoast.com. From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England. The coastal footpath, part of the England Coast Path, passes through a wonderful mosaic of great natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views out across the North Sea, an area rich in shallow bays and headlands with yellow Magnesian Limestone cliffs.

The coast is best explored on foot along the coastal path to appreciate the natural beauty and rural landscape. Visitors can explore the communities, seemingly idyllic today which were once industrial centres.
Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea were popular in the Victorian era and home to a water-powered cliff lift and impressive pier that extends 200 metres from the shoreline. Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience incorporates the historic quay and HMS Trincomalee, a recreation of an 18th century seaport telling the story of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Watch the England’s Coast video (coming soon below) to familiarise yourself with Durham and the North East’s key attractions and lick on the link below to start the course.

Durham and North East