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A bit of everything at Matfen Hall

Located in the Northumbria countryside yet just 30 minutes from the centre of Newcastle, Matfen Hall is set in 300 acres of incredible landscape and is one of the North East's most stunning venues. The site boasts an incredible 27-hole golf course suitable for players of all abilities, while those looking to simply kick back and relax can also enjoy a luxurious treatment in the spa.

Visit the Victoria Tunnel

Of the many, varied activites on offer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, one of the most popular and intriguing is without doubt the Victoria Tunnel. You can now explore a preserved 19th century waggonway under the city, originally built to transport coal from Spital Tongues Colliery between 1842 and the 1860s. It was later converted in 1939 into an air raid shelter to protect thousands of Newcastle citizens during WW2. Be sure to book ahead, as this remains as popular as when it first opened in 2008.

Uncover ancient history in Northumbria

Whatever your reason for heading to Matfen Hall, a trip to this area is not complete without exploring some other location attractions. The local Go Ape centre is very close to the venue, while those looking to immerse themselves in history will love both Hadrian's Wall and the excavated Roman fort at Vindolanda. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Matfen Hall? Travelodge Gateshead Hotel and Travelodge Newcastle Airport Hotel are both around a 20-minute drive away and offer great value accommodation.