The North East of England, in which The Foresters Guest House is situated, is awash with a rich history, outstanding natural beauty, sports stadiums and arenas, major outlet store shopping, stunning market towns and a majestic coastline. The region is perfect for short breaks and long stays, for people of all tastes. Also with our closeness to the majority of these locations we make the best local bed and breakfast for days out in the North East.

Here are some of our favourite attractions:


Beamish Museum

The famous open-air museum; step back in time and explore the town, colliery, manor, village, farm, and railway. Take a ride on the trams and trains and meet the wonderful costumed characters.


 Bowes Museum

Standing in the heart of gorgeous Teesdale, this stunning building is located in Barnard Castle, and is internationally renowned for its magnificent architecture and expansive collection of fine art. 


Diggerland Durham

Guaranteed fun for all the family, Diggerland boasts a huge range of attractions, and offers the opportunity to ride and drive various tractors!



Durham Cathedral

Known the world over as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture, located in the heart of the beautiful city of Durham, and overlooking the picturesque River Wear, each visit to this cathedral will stay in your memory indefinitely. 


Hadrian's Wall

It needs no introduction; one of the crowning achievements of Emperor Hadrian, the wall is stretches from the east to the west coast, situated in beautiful Northumbrian countryside. 



Hall Hill Farm

Covering 290 hectares; there are multitudes of animals and birds waiting to greet you, including lambs, goats, fluffy chicks, Highland Cattle, and of course; guinea pigs and rabbits! Take donkey rides, bottle-feed the lambs, and take a well-earned break in the cafe, before treating yourself to something from the gift shop!


 High Force

High Force is England's largest waterfall, a wonderful spectacle located in the North Pennines, perfect for a day out in the countryside. 




Metro Centre

If shopping is more your thing; visit one of Europe's largest retail centres. Alternatively, you can travel across the Tyne into Newcastle, boasting a huge array of shops, with the bonus of some marvellous sites of historical interest. 


Mountain Biking Hotspots

In Hamsterley Forest you'll find the hair-raising drop-offs and jumps on the purpose-built 'Loops' circuit. 

At Kielder Water & Forest Park you will find the renowned 'red and black' Deadwater mountain bike trails. The 'red route' is the highest MTB trail in England, peaking at 1900 feet.