The 5,000-year-old Neolithic carvings of concentric circles, interlocking rings and hollowed cups were uncovered as part of a four-year English Heritage-funded initiative, in partnership with Northumberland and Durham County Councils
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is the only castle in Scotland to be listed by the World Monuments Fund. This once impregnable medieval / renaissance stronghold is now the most spectacular ruin in the North of Scotland and is the subject of a preservation programme The Castle will be open to the public from the beginning of May to the end of September 2010.
A giant Man of Steel, twice the height of the Angel of the North, is planned for the side of the M1 at Rotherham. Designs for the £2.5m sculpture, which will symbolise the region's steel and coalmining heritage, have been submitted to the local council. Funded by private enterprise, the 40-metre statue is intended to act as a gateway to South Yorkshire and help attract new business.