Rippon Workhouse was our first main visit. This is only one of 3 surviving workhouses and it has a greater content than the Southwell workhouse which we visited some time ago.
Hartlepool Headland. It was a bit out of the way, but well worth the visit to see the old church there.
Royal Navy Museum where we were able to board the Trincamalee - The oldest floating warship in Europe. This museum is a world class venue and well worth a visit.
Lanchester where there are family related records, so we stopped off at the church and had a walk around the village. What a splendid place it is.
Beamish. This is another "must see" open air museum with towns, villages, farm, mine, trams, buses, railways and etc. The entry fee is steep, but you get free transport around the very large site, and there are a selection of locals to advise and explain the exhibits and events. Something here for everyone. If you walk everywhere you will need a serious rest the next day.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a custom built seaside town, high on the coast, with a seafront that has to be walked down to. There is a Funicular Railway that will transport you up or down the cliff for a small fee, and a pier with an amusement arcade.