About the site


England’s North East is an independent regional hub and portal primarily focused on promoting and writing about the region’s history and heritage. We also aim to promote the best of the region, including local businesses, services, culture, creativity and places to eat. We aim to be a rich source of information about the region but always with a focus on history, heritage and culture.

Our site’s coverage takes in Newcastle, Tyneside, Sunderland, Northumberland, County Durham, the Tees Valley and neighbouring North Yorkshire. We may also make trips in the future to Cumbria, the North West and the Scottish Borders.

As we continue to grow we will be developing new content and occasional blogs.

In our focus on history and heritage we try to get out and about and photograph places in colour as they are today to encourage people to go out and explore.


Redeveloped and re-launched in the spring of 2016, this site traces its roots back to the early 1990s. It began life as the North East history pages, developed by local historian, journalist, publisher and historian, David Simpson who has operated the site under the current domain name englandsnortheast.co.uk since 2009.

The site started life back in 1993 and grew from a series of regionally focused books published by David in the early part of that decade. As a content-rich resource, the site was quickly picked up by the popular search engines of the time with history and culture generating lots of interest.  

The site’s success and popularity is a measure of the passion and interest people have in the North East region.

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North East England History and Culture