The North East is home to one of the “best British breaks”, according to The Telegraph which “packs a historic punch”.

A trip to St Cuthbert’s Way and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland featured in the top list among the likes of the Isles of Scilly, Somerset and the Highlands in Scotland.

It comes as the publisher claimed 2024 will “break records” for global tourism.

The Telegraph explained: “The continuing demand for more sustainable, lower-carbon breaks is a contributing factor. But so is the fact that Britain offers so much. For instance, this year should see the completion of the 2,700-mile King Charles III England Coast Path, the longest-managed coast path in the world.

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“This is also a year to celebrate National Landscapes, the new name given to the country’s 46 Areas of Outstanding National Beauty in late 2023. More than a rebrand, it’s a reason to re-engage with these diverse areas; it’s possible that new sites – such as Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge – could be added to the list, too.”

But what makes this coastal area in Northumberland one of the highly recommended places to visit this year?

Why are St Cuthbert’s Way and Holy Island of Lindisfarne among the UK’s best breaks?

The Telegraph explained: “Pilgrimages are popular. But not everyone has time for a month-long Camino. Instead, consider Macs Adventure’s taster of St Cuthbert’s Way which, though only three walking days, packs a historic punch.

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“From Wooler, follow in ancient footsteps, pausing at Cuthbert’s Cave (where the saint’s body was once hidden) and crossing to the tidal island of Lindisfarne, where he became abbot; explore Holy Island’s priory ruins and stay overnight to explore after the day-trippers have gone.”

The publisher says Macs Adventure offers a four-night highlight of the St Cuthbert’s Way trip from £545pp including B&B accommodation.

You can see all the “best breaks in Britain” on The Telegraph’s website.