Tyne & Wear Certificated Locations

The north-east county of Tyne & Wear is a place full of contrasts. There are some of Britain's biggest and best-known cities, but also must-see historical sites and nature reserves - not to mention tranquil sandy beaches too.

If it's cosmopolitan big city life you're after, head to Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland for huge shopping centres, art galleries, fantastic restaurants and much more.

To sample a traditional bucket and spade break, hit the Geordie shores of Tynemouth Longsands or some of those in South Shields.

Washington has wetlands where you could spot sea birds and other wildlife, while Hadrian's Wall terminates in the county too - and there's always Tynemouth Castle and Priory if you just can't get enough history.

Don't miss trying some classic Tyne & Wear delicacies while you're there too, as Newcastle pudding, pease pudding and stotty cake all originate from the region.