Have you seen the news? Hadrian’s Wall has made the top five of Lonely Planet’s new ultimate list of UK sights to see, but several other North East locations are also included!

Hadrian’s Wall has been highlighted as one of the UK’s most incredible sights by travel specialists Lonely Planet, with other sites across the North East also featuring in the coveted list.

Recently released, the first edition of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist ranks the top 500 unmissable experiences and hidden gems across Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

And it names Hadrian’s Wall as the UK’s fifth most incredible sight, saying that the “mighty Roman legacy” leaves an “unforgettable impression”.

First place in the list goes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by the British Museum, Giant’s Causeway and Bath’s Roman Baths.

In total, 16 sights and experiences in the North East feature in the list, from Durham Cathedral at number 21, to the Trincomalee, Britain’s oldest floating warship in Hartlepool at number 475.

Lonely Planet’s Tom Hall said: “Our Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist brings together the UK’s most compelling sights and experiences, ranging from world-class museums and giant cathedrals to rollicking festivals, inky lochs and tiny pubs.

“We’re thrilled to name Hadrian’s Wall one of the UK’s very best sights – it’s a phenomenal feat of engineering, and the sections that remain are a true testament to Roman ambition and tenacity.”

Hadrian’s Wall has proved a very popular destination for self guided walking and cycling holidays; and we at Hotel Indigo have welcomed a number of weary guests after a long day out, ready for a bite to eat and a comfy bed! We are all very proud of our neighbourhood and surrounding areas, and hope to welcome you so you can enjoy the area too.


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