UK's top 500 outstanding sites named - but which of these hotspots didn't make the list?

Only three of these four activities made the list Credit: PA / ITV Tyne Tees / Lonely Planet

Hadrian's Wall has been named in the top five out of a list of 500 of Britain's most outstanding sites.

A travel company put the list together and referred to the 73-mile wall as the north's "mighty Roman legacy".

In total, 16 sights and experiences in North East England feature in the list, from contemplating 1000 years of ecclesiastical history at Durham Cathedral at number 21 to boarding Britain's oldest afloat fighting ship in Hartlepool at 475.

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The 'mighty Roman legacy' came fifth on the list Credit: Nicol Nicolson

Here's a list of the North East entries by rank:

5: Retrace the Romans' footsteps along Hadrian's Wall

21: Contemplate 1,000 years of ecclesiastical history at Durham Cathedral

55: Be a pilgrim and take the causeway to otherworldly Lindisfarne

86: Go puffin-spotting on the Farne Islands

Puffin-spotting on the Farne Islands made it to number 86 Credit: Nicol Nicolson

117: Walk to the weatherbeaten ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle

131: Tour a star of the silver screen: Alnwick Castle

167: Delve into Newcastle's underground history on a Victoria Tunnel tour

188: Muse on mind-bending works of modern art at BALTIC

235: Relive British history at Beamish Open Air Museum

244: Be knocked out by the spread and scale of the Angel of the North

Walking the weatherbeaten ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle sits at 117 Credit: Nicol Nicolson

260: Peel back layers of history at Bamburgh Castle

262: Stargaze in Northumberland National Park

264: Step back into Saxon history at Escomb's village church

419: Be awed by Hexham's grand Augustinian abbey

441: Visit the Victorian wonderland of colourful Cragside

475: Board Britain's oldest afloat fighting ship in Hartlepool

The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast Credit: Nicol Nicolson

In North Yorkshire, plenty of sights and experiences made the Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist, including enjoying a rock-pool ramble in Robin Hood’s Bay, the medieval magic of York Minster and the Tour de Yorkshire cycling spectacular.

Full list of entries in North Yorkshire by rank:

18: Have an outdoor adventure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

26: Enjoy a rockpool ramble at Robin Hood's Bay

30: Bask in the medieval magic of York Minster

44: Embrace your inner Goth in bewitching Whitby

76: Stride out on the famous Coast to Coast Walk

77: Gape at the vista of spectacular Malham Cove

118: Step on to the set of a TV drama at Castle Howard

120: Ramble through a purple haze of heather in the North York Moors National Park

147: Let York's Shambles send a shiver down your spine

176: Voyage back to the Viking age at York's Jorvik Centre

206: Hike a little bit of history along the Pennine Way

239: Splash into the surf in revamped Scarborough

252: Be part of the Tour de Yorkshire cycling spectacular

280: Find watery wonder at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

299: Get into training at York's National Railway Museum

308: Smell the smoke on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

322: Wish in Mother Shipton's Cave

349: Tuck into traditional afternoon tea at Betty’s of Harrogate

352: Refresh yourself with a wild swim near Grassington

355: Escape the modern world in the old fishing village of Staithes

373: Tread in the steps of Richard III at Middleham Castle

393: Make time for a cuppa at Falling Foss Tea Garden

398: Get off the beaten track in the Yorkshire Wolds

406: Quench your thirst in England's highest pub, the Tan Hill Inn

445: Hike to Hayburn Wyke's hidden picnic spot in Yorkshire

458: Flex green fingers at Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens

478: Take in Yorkshire from a grand height

The Yorkshire Dales made list of the top 500 unmissable experiences and hidden gems Credit: Lonely Planet