BBC Radio 3's flagship Breakfast programme is set to broadcast live from several North East cultural landmarks in a week-long July special.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, the programmes will explore local history and nature while celebrating the area's rich cultural heritage.

Among the anticipated highlights are visits to Lindisfarne on the Northumbrian Coast and historic sites like Vindolanda, The Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, and finally, Tynemouth Priory and Castle by Friday, July 26.

The regional tour culminates in a BBC Proms weekend of performances at The Glasshouse in Gateshead on July 27 and 28.

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BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Presenter, Petroc Trelawny said: "I am thrilled to be presenting Breakfast from the North East of England, adding these beautiful locations to our series of road trips.

"I have some fantastic memories of our previous live broadcasts – too many highlights to mention – and I can’t wait to share the wealth of history and music of this area with all our listeners across the UK."

BBC Radio 3 Breakfast plans to delve into the fascinating past of Lindisfarne Castle, a former fortress of the Middle Ages, and Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to name a few.

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The show will also feature discussions about local historical figures such as St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne and the Venerable Bede, as well as the region's ties to the mining and shipbuilding industries.

Local musicians, naturalists, and historians will contribute to the programme, which promises an audio journey through the region.

The Radio 3 Breakfast North East England tour will be broadcast live from July 22 to 26, from 6.30am to 9.30am and will also be available on-demand via BBC Sounds.