Kynren is a spellbinding live action outdoor theatre show. An immersive spectacle, Kynren plays out 2,000 years of British history and myth against the backdrop of Auckland Castle in County Durham. Covering the days of the Romans to World War II, and including sieges, royal dramas and times of epic change, this thrilling experience features 1,000 cast and crew who bring legends to life. From the Vikings and the Saxons, to Shakespeare and Queen Victoria, this extravaganza is an amalgamation of incredible horsemanship, dazzling pyrotechnics, flawless choreography and an original soundtrack.
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Enjoy the spirited city of Newcastle. Amongst its wealth of shops and cafés, it also has several fascinating museums and exhibitions that allow you to discover its heritage. These include the Life Science Centre, a unique science village in the heart of the city, and the Victoria Tunnel, a fully preserved coal waggon way from the 19th century which was also used as an air raid shelter during WW2.
This epic, 90-minute spectacle is an outdoor theatre show that is not to be missed. Covering two millennia of Britain’s storied past, this multi-faceted experience brings to life knights, monarchs, and daily life in times past with pyrotechnics and impeccably choreographed equine performances. Featuring historical heavyweights such as Boudicca, King Arthur, Queen Elizabeth, and Shakespeare, the pomp and pageantry of this lavish live action event is unforgettable.
The grandiose city of Durham is packed with fascinating history and architecture. The centre is overlooked by a majestic cathedral and ancient castle: set on a rocky promontory above the city, these icons form one of the first World Heritage Sites and present an imposing profile. The stunning 11th century cathedral displays Romanesque traits, whilst the castle is a Norman fortification currently utilised by the prestigious Durham University.
The open air museum at Beamish tells the tales of industrial life in Britain’s north east during the 19th and 20th centuries. Interesting, interactive and instructive, this living museum has different sections covering the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s which demonstrate how people lived and worked in the region.
For around three centuries, Hadrian’s Wall was a vibrant, multi-cultural frontier sprawling almost 80 miles from east to west coast. Built by a force of 15,000 men in under six years, it is as astounding today for its sheer vision as it is for its engineering. Remains of the fortifications at various sites lie in the rugged landscapes that stretch across northern England.
This cavalry fort at Hexham served as one of the Roman Empire’s northernmost outposts. Today, it’s the most complete fort of its kind left in Britain, and boasts unusually well-preserved features such as the officers’ quarters, steam room and bath houses. An incredible collection of Roman artefacts, all found along the Wall, are kept at the museum here.
The beautiful Hexham Abbey is a peaceful and atmospheric Grade-I listed building. Constructed in the 7th century, it was one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England, and has witnessed immense turmoil in the region since this time. An architectural gem, the Abbey also holds a wealth of fascinating ancient artefacts, and is bathed in a colourful glow thanks to its stained glass windows.
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The northernmost county in England, this wild and rugged region has a proud heritage. Crowned with captivating castles, sweeping moorland and friendly market towns, it’s an unmissable destination.