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Plan your day out in the North East! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

A photo of a brick medieval wall being excavated by archaeologists in the rural County Durham village of Brignall

Archaeologists begin "exciting" search for ancient settlement beneath Durham village

Drone pictures are likely to have identified a settlement established long before Brignall, a village first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia, before the Norman Conquest.

a photo of a silhouetted figure standing before a roaring fire. Bill Viola Fire Woman

Hit the North! The best art exhibitions to see in the North of England during 2015

What are the best exhibitions to see in the North of England between now and Christmas? From Sheffield to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool - check them out here.

A photo of the brown cast of the skull of The Venerable Bede, found at the University of Cambridge

Thieving monks and cathedral tombs: Rediscovered cast skull of "father of English history" could solve medieval burial mystery

A Leicester academic says she has rediscovered the cast of the skull of The Venerable Bede in the anatomical collections of the University of Cambridge.

A photo of the skull and teeth of a skeleton found by archaeologists at Durham Cathedral and believed to date from the Battle of Dunbar

Durham skeletons were pipe-smoking young prisoners of war kept in cathedral after Battle of Dunbar

Radiocarbon dating on dozens of skeletons found at Durham's Palace Green in 2013 has revealed the bodies belonged to Scots battling Oliver Cromwell, say archaeologists.

A photo of archaeologists digging a dark brown pit of a Stone Age campsite in the North Pennines

Archaeologists find Stone Age campsite where hunters fished and foraged on Teesside

Archaeologists who saw a crowd of stones sticking out of eroding peat at a nature reserve say they have retrieved 1,500 pieces of a Stone Age campsite, ranging from Mesolithic objects to industrial......

Chris Rose sketches a jellyfish while underwater

"It'd be amazing to see a porpoise": Artist in spectacular North Sea plunge with seals and dolphins after winning award

Wildlife artist Chris Rose, the winner of the Undersea Art Award 2015, will spend the summer diving a stretch of the North Sea from Coquet to St Mary's.

A close-up photo of a labelled bag of plantation

Object of the Week: The gorse which grows thick near a Roman turret on Hadrian's Wall

Artist and curator Dawn Felicia Knox tells us the story behind managing the gorse which grows thick near Black Carts Turret.

a photo of an artist leaning on plastic boxes at Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past

An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.

A photo of a dark red tile with a human footprint within it against a black background

Archaeologists find human footprint left by naughty teenager 2,000 years ago at Roman fort

A tile with a "clear imprint" of a foot is the first time a human print has been discovered at the 2,000-year-old Roman fort of Vindoland.

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