In Northern England:
- 1st May 2010; opening of Seaton Delaval Hall to visitors, following its purchace by the National Trust.
- 10th June 2010; Anish Kapoor's sculpure Temenos officially presented to the people of Middlesbrough.
- 7th August 2010; the Tall Ships race came to Hartlepool.
- November 2010; opening of the Great North Children's Hospital, at the RVI, Newcastle