Last week, Andrew and I took a long weekend to ourselves and decided to be local tourists. We’ve both lived in the North East for at least ten years but not visited some of the top sights up here. A couple of weeks ago we went to the Weeping Window at Woodhorn Poppy Exhibition (see my post about it here) and enjoyed it so thought we’d continue the historical sights. This time, we headed South to Beamish. For those not in the know, Beamish is a pretty cool living museum that covers a huge site in County Durham. Once you’re there you’re transported back to the 18 and 1900s to see what life was really like then in the North East. I was a bit apprehensive that it wouldn’t be as enjoyable as I’d found it when I visited as a kid. So what was our verdict – worth it?