For the sporting there are the races, golf fishing and slightly further a field football, rugby and much more.
Culturally, Newcastle is well served with the Theatre Royal, Sage, Metro Radio Arena and the Baltic to name a few. There is also the Sands Centre in Carlisle and our very own Queens Hall in Hexham.
For the wildlife enthusiast our vicinity has masses to offer. Birds, river and sealife can be found in abundance at Kielder, the National Park and the Farne Islands to name just a few. Locally there is also "Northern Experience Wildlife Tours".
Very close to home we have unique events like Spook Night, Christmas Market, "Tar Barrels", Hexham Carnival and Hexham Abbey Festival to name just a few.
The Sage Gateshead: www.thesagegateshead.co.uk
The Sands Centre Carlisle: www.thesandscentre.co.uk
Wildlife Tours: www.northernexperiencewildlifetours.co.uk
Metro Centre: www.metrocentre.uk.com
Queens Hall, Hexham: www.queenshall.co.uk
Hexham Abbey: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk
Theatre Royal, Newcastle: www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Metro Radio Arena: www.metroradioarena.co.uk
Beamish (Open Air Museum): www.beamish.org.uk
Alnwick Castle: www.alnwickcastle.com
Northumberland's "dark skies": www.visitnorthumberland.com/darkskies
Hexham Racecourse: www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk
Wentworth Leisure Centre: www.activenorthumberland.org.uk
Hexham Book Festival : www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk
Hexham Abbey Festival: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk/festival
Forthcoming events in Hexham : www.hexhamcommunity.net
MARCH TO DECEMBER
Bupa Great North Run: www.greatrun.org
Tar Barrels: www.go-britain.com
AUGUST TO MAY
Newcastle United: www.nufc.co.uk
Sunderland AFC: www.safc.com
Nearby sporting venues
Hexham Golf Club: www.hexhamgolf.co.uk
Slaley Hall: www.devere.co.uk
Matfen Hall: www.matfenhallgolf.co.uk
Langley Dam: www.enjoy-fly-fishing.co.uk
Wentworth Centre: www.northcountryleisure.org.uk
Newcastle Falcons: www.newcastle-falcons.co.uk