The history of the Tyneside, Durham and Northumbrian people can easily be traced back to the times of the Roman Emperor Hadrian who gave the order that a remarkable 73 miles long wall should be built in order to keep the ancient marauding tribes of Scots out of Great Britain.
This historic world famous fortification, now simply known as Hadrian’s Wall, stretches from the small Geordie town of Wallsend on the banks of the river Tyne, through the magnificent countryside of Northumberland to the Solway Firth in Cumbria which forms a natural border with Scotland.
In this segment of the Geordie website directory, we will highlight some of what we consider to be the best historical Geordie websites.
Simply click on the individual video, picture & text links to find out all you need to know about the history and background of what is now proudly known as Geordieland.
This documentary introduces an excellent insight into Geordie history and graphically shows the changes to Newcastle Upon Tyne over a time span of well over 100 years.
Take a virtual tour of Beamish open air museum in County Durham which gives a taste of how Geordieland’s second city Durham, must have looked around 100 years ago circa 1913.
Find Out About Historic Alnwick Castle
A Concise History Of Hadrian’s Wall
A tradition of Geordie folk songs stretches back centuries and keeps the history of the Geordie people fresh in our minds.