NATIONAL Trust sites will once again open their doors for a full week this summer as the Heritage Open Days return to the North East.
The days are part of England’s largest festival of history and culture, with many historic sites opening free to the public.
Among the open sites in the North East are Seaton Delavel Hall, Cragside, Gibside, George Stephenson’s birthplace, Wallington, Cherryburn, Souter Lighthouse and the Leas, Lindisfarne Castle and more.
Locally, visitors will get an exclusive chance to eplore the ancestral home of George Washington, first president of the United States of America.
Find out what life was like at Washington Hall in the 17th century and don’t miss a rare chance to see a small selection of objects relating to food and lifestyle including a cook book first published in 1660.
This year’s open days for Washington Old Hall will be held over the weekend of 21 and 22 September.