There are plenty of Instagram-worthy locations you can visit across the North East to get the perfect photograph - here's a list of just a few across the region.

The North East is blessed to have many tourist attractions and natural wonders to visit - from captivating waterfalls to historic cathedrals, there is a whole host of places which are accessible by a short drive or using public transport.

We've put together a list of ten places you can visit as we head into spring and summertime which are just too beautiful to miss! 

High Force Waterfall

Towards the Pennines, you can find High Force - a steep and dramatic 69-foot waterfall hidden between forest land with long walking trails.

Entry to see the falls will cost you £3, and you can park down by Bowlees to see the falls smaller counterpart, Low Force.

Whilst you're there, you can grab the perfect Instagram worthy shot of yourself with the beautiful falls in the background.

Raby Castle

Located near Staindrop in County Durham, the medieval Raby Castle was built in the 1360s and is still currently used as a private home.

It's open for the season between March and November, and tickets start from £13.

You can get access inside the stunning castle, the Castle Terrace and Deer Park where you can admire the site which is steeped in such rich history.

The Northern Echo: Raby Castle.Raby Castle.

Saltburn Beach Huts

If you fancy a day at the beach and have the chance to drive south, take a trip to Saltburn.

Not only does the seaside town boast small businesses, shops and a beautiful shoreline, but you can admire the colourful Saltburn Beach Huts and even hire one yourself!

Rental prices start at £30, and there is a wide and colourful variety to choose from.

Jesmond Dene

Away from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle City Centre is Jesmond Dene - one of the city's hidden gems.

Through Jesmond Dene Road, you can get access to the trail and snap some pictures of the stunning waterfall and arch bridge.

Plus if you visit on a Sunday you can take advantage of Jesmond's weekly food market just a stone's throw away from the dene.

Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

In East Durham, you can enjoy the tranquil solitude of the forest along the Castle Eden Dene by walking along their five-mile loop.

Along the way, you can take pictures of waterfalls, streams, forestry as well as Castle Eden itself.

The Northern Echo: Castle Eden.Castle Eden.

Hamsterley Forest

Nestled away in Bishop Auckland is Hamsterley Forest - County Durham's largest commercial forest which covers nearly 5,000 acres.

The forest was planted in the 1930s.

This is Durham says: "Follow the forest’s four beautiful trails right into the heart of the forest for some spectacular wildlife watching opportunities, passing through oak woodlands, forest sculptures and near picturesque waterfalls.

"Early morning walkers may spot roe deer feeding, adders basking on rocks or even salmon leaping upstream on the beck."

The Northern Echo: Hamsterley Forest.Hamsterley Forest.

Seaham Hall Beach

From polished and sparkling glass shards to stacks, arches and rock pools, Durham's Heritage Coast is full of places to grab a perfect picture.

One highlight is Seaham Hall Beach, which features a few caves and arches you can wander through - and if it's sunny you can snap a photo through the arches of the ocean.

Head to Seaham Hall Beach car park and take the staircase to the beach to have a wander along the coast - and get the perfect summery Instagram post of course!

The Northern Echo: Seaham Hall Beach.Seaham Hall Beach. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Durham Cathedral

The iconic and historic Durham Cathedral is not just a fantastic visit for its heritage alone - you can also take some fantastic photos of the inside and outside of the building.

Known across the world for not just its stunning interior and history, Durham Cathedral has also been the filming spot for blockbuster films including Avengers: Endgame and most prominently, the Harry Potter series.

Inside, you can sit between the arches and look at the green living your full Harry Potter Hogwarts fantasy - and feel like you're a part of film history. 

The Northern Echo: Durham Cathedral.Durham Cathedral. (Image: Northern Echo)

Aysgarth Falls

In North Yorkshire, you can take a drive to Aysgarth Falls which has been a tourist attraction for over 200 years.

The falls have also played a part on the big screen and were used for a scene in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.

Also at the site is a National Park visitor centre and café making it very easy to visit.

The Northern Echo: Aysgarth Falls.Aysgarth Falls. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

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Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner, based in Middleham is a folly four-acre garden popular with families for days out in the region. 

It operates from April to Christmas each year and has been welcoming visitors since 1997.

Whilst walking about, you can find "surprises" according to the venue's Instagram page, which calls it 'The Strangest Place in the World'.

The Northern Echo: Forbidden Corner.Forbidden Corner.