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Walk along the iconic central section of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.
2000 years ago this was a frontier, a place where two cultures collided. Your guide can happily weave a narrative from both the Roman perspective and the native perspective, providing both viewpoints.
In addition to seeing Hadrian’s Wall, on this guided tour you will see a Milecastle, and one of the best sections of the Vallum defence ditch. Cawfields also boasts some of the best views across the rugged moorland vistas of the Northumberland National Park.
Instead of randomly choosing restaurants and foods while in Newcastle, ensure you hit its best culinary offerings—and landmark sights—during this private tour. With a guide for navigation and personalized attention; visit some of the top food haunts to taste their wares and meet the people behind them. Dive into Grainger Market, visit independent eateries along the Quayside, and enjoy tastings—and the city views—at the Baltic Centre.
Discover one of the largest and grandest castles in Britain—and guarantee your admission—when you book advance tickets to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Constructed beginning in the 12th century, the castle has been used as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies, Downton Abbey, and more. During your visit, explore the elegant State Rooms, participate in crafts and medieval games in the Artisan’s Courtyard, try out archery lessons, and even take inspiration from the Boy Who Lived and join the castle’s wizards in a broomstick training class.
The tour offers more sights than some other tours of the beautiful city of Newcastle. On it you will hear about the history of the city from the Iron Age to present day, and also about some of the city's more interesting characters.
The tour is less than 4km, does include some steps, and some uneven pavement.
Please come prepared according to the weather forecast for that day.
In the event of bad weather, please contact me through the message option here on TripAdvisor to see if the tour is still going ahead. Weather cancellations will be very rare.
Discover Bamburgh Castle's architecture, artifacts, and public areas with this entrance ticket to one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Explore the 'King of Castles', perched on a rocky plateau above the Northumbrian coastline on nine acres (3.6 hectares) of land considered a Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Immerse yourself in the castle's atmosphere and learn about the two millennia of history through live events with re-enactors, living history, traditional crafts and outdoor theater.
Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich past and handsome architecture on a walking tour around its historical highlights. As you stroll, learn about the city’s Roman, Norman, and mercantile history. Admire Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, the Castle Keep, the Tyne River, and hear about the Victorian entrepreneurs who made Newcastle an Industrial Revolution powerhouse, and discover churches, hidden stairways, and a medieval monastery.
Visit World Heritage–listed Hadrian’s Wall during a 3-hour walking tour of Arbeia and Segedunum (aka Wallsend), two of the Roman forts at the east end of the wall. Both settlements are excellent reconstructions, and with a guide on hand you’ll gain specialized insight. This tour is ideal for history buffs who want to learn more about the frontier of the Roman Empire, all within close proximity to urban Newcastle.
Dare to discover the dark secrets of Newcastle on this spine-chilling walking tour. Hear tales of Newcastle’s ghosts, criminals, and gangsters as you walk along Dean Street, Quayside, and High Bridge Street, and see sights like Earl Grey's Monument, Castle Keep, and Bigg Market.
Discover the world of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope on a 4-hour tour around Northumberland. Listen to live commentary on board the coach as you visit shooting locations from the iconic television series including Gateshead, North Shields, and Whitley Bay. Enjoy time to explore Newcastle Castle, where you get free admission. The tour is a great opportunity to combine your love of history and your favorite TV inspector.
If you’re a lover of fine wine and cheese, pleasure your palate during a cheese-and-wine tour of Newcastle upon Tyne. A perfect introduction for first-time visitors, this tour combines local delicacies with stops at a food market and Newcastle Castle, in order to provide the inside scoop on local culture and history.
Experience the city of Newcastle in a new light - gone are the days of industry & depression - the city today is one of the most fascinating, culturally active and inspiring cities in the country. Discover its past, present and future on this discovery walking tour!
Take a walking tour of Newcastle, and scratch beneath the surface of the northern city to discover its history. With a guide, you'll go right into the historical heart of Newcastle to learn how the original settlement developed into the city it is today. Check out St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Black Gate, and the Bigg Market, which was one of the city's thriving medieval markets. Several start times are available when you book.
This tour informs in a light hearted and entertaining way about Newcastle's fascinating 2000 year history. Newcastle is often overlooked and misunderstood and booking a tour with us is the best way to discover for yourself what Newcastle has to offer.
Exploring Northumberland’s Hadrian’s Wall without a guide risks you missing out on the UNESCO-listed site’s hidden details and role in the region’s history. Delve deeper into the wall’s purpose and past, and view the surrounding Northumberland National Park on this guided walk, all with a historically costumed guide who’ll share facts, secrets, and stories that many visitors never get to hear.
Better understand the history and culture of Newcastle on this walking tour along the river that has long been an intractable feature of the city. As you walk along the River Tyne, your guide recounts tales of the people associated with the locations along the way and answers any questions you may have. This is a great introduction to the city and how it has changed over the years.
Get the ideal insider’s introduction to history-packed Newcastle on this half-day walking tour of the bustling northeastern city. Learn about the city’s early history and enjoy guided interior visits of both Newcastle Castle and the cathedral church of St. Nicholas. Upgrade to a private tour to include door-to-door pickup from your hotel.
Make the most of your stay in Newcastle by prebooking entry to the city’s Castle. Save time by sorting your ticket in advance, and travel independently to the two remaining buildings: the 12th-century Castle Keep and neighboring 13th-century Black Gate gatehouse. Explore the passageways and exhibits to chart the history and inhabitants of what became the ‘New Castle,' and learn about its relationship with the city that took its name.
This tour is completely customizable - let us know your ideal starting / end points, time, duration, inclusions you wish to add (museums, galleries, foodie places etc.). We look forward to building the tour to suit you and your fellow travellers.
Enjoy a personal and inspirational walk through the great city of Newcastle and discover how the city has transformed itself in the past 20-30 years to become one of the most culturally active and stunning architectural cities in the country.
The tour will tell the story of 2,000 years of city history and will give you a rounded story of how the city has become this cultural hub.
We will focus on today's highlights and what the future holds for a city moving at pace.
We can offer private transfers from/to port or airport at an additional fee.
This is a unique opportunity to pick up a heritage craft from a professional turner. Pole lathe turning is increasingly popular and bowl turning experiences a 'renaissance'. It is a real, hands-on skill that has tarvelled through history till the present day.
To create something useable and useful is an absolute joy, something that is only toped by the fact that is made from wood and not from plastic.
I can accomodate up to two participants at the moment. One-to-ones however, is the best ways to get most out of your day.
The Arty Footsteps Experience is a unique opportunity to walk, explore and draw in the Breamish Valley in Northumberland National Park. The idea behind the Experience, is to encourage the traveller to slow down and take some time to stand and stare at the landscape around them. By slowing down, you can use that time to observe in a way that an artist observes and the creativity naturally follows on. To help you draw, we provide the artist's materials you will need. To nourish you, we bring you a picnic, made up from local Northumberland produce. To nourish your soul, we share the beautiful Breamish Valley with you as we walk beside its river and explore the valley through which it flows. Jane, our artist and Patrick our guide will be with you for the whole Experience. Ingram Village Hall is our indoor base for the day if it is needed, a safe haven on a rainy day. Otherwise, the great outdoors will be our home, as you our guest walk, explore and draw on our Arty Footsteps Experience.
Neighboring Alnwick Castle, The Alnwick Garden offers contemporary and traditional landscapes for all to enjoy, from a 120-jet fountain to a huge treehouse. Save time and fuss by prebooking admission online so you can focus on the garden's attractions and better plan your vacation diary. Your ticket lets you roam independently and grants access to highlights including the Poison Garden, Cherry Orchard, and Treehouse Restaurant (meals at own cost).
Enjoy a comfortable journey by train to Oxenholme on the edge of the Lake District. Traveling by train is much more pleasant than doing this part of the journey by bus! You then meet our guide and step aboard our minivan for the tour. This tour takes you to:
• Drive through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside
• Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum & Graveyard
• Guided walk around Haworth, unchanged since the Brontes lived there
• Visit romantic gothic ruins of Wycoller Hall, “Ferndean Manor” of Jane Eyre