The North East is one of the nine regions of England that are classified at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley. The region is home to three large conurbations: Teesside, Wearside, and Tyneside, the latter of which is the largest of the three and the eighth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom.
The region is generally hilly and sparsely populated in the North and West, and urban and arable in the East and South. The highest point in the region is The Cheviot, in the Cheviot Hills, at 815 metres (2,674 ft).
The region contains the urban centres of Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside, and is noted for the rich natural beauty of its coastline, Northumberland National Park, and the section of the Pennines that includes Teesdaleand Weardale. Its historic importance is very visible by Northumberland’s ancient castles, the two World Heritage Sites of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, and Hadrian’s Wall. In fact Roman archaeology can be found widely across the region and a special exhibitions based around the Roman Fort of Segedunum at Wallsend and the other forts along Hadrian’s Wall are supplemented by the numerous artifacts that are displayed in the Great North Museum Hancock in Newcastle.St. Peter’s Church in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland and St. Pauls in Jarrow also hold significant historical value and have a joint bid to become a World Heritage Site.
- 62The North Yorkshire Moors is a beautiful area, and of course the coast to coast path crosses it! Share this:Facebook<a rel="nofollow" data-shared="sharing-twitter-161" class="share-twitter sd-button share-icon" href="http://mjswalking vytorin 10 20.co.uk/the-north-yorkshire-moors/?share=twitter" target="_blank" title="Click to share on Twitter">TwitterGoogleLinkedInPinterest