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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once the Roman Empire’s northernmost frontier, Hadrian’s Wall comprises stretches of walls, forts, and barracks. Tap deeper into its history than if alone on this full-day walking tour. Explore parts of the wall, and the remains of the Housesteads fort and Vindolanda supply station, as a guide explains the lives of the soldiers once based here. The tour includes lunch, with the option of transfers from Newcastle for added convenience.
Join the Silent Adventures Team as we take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of Newcastle. This musically instructed adventure aims to have your funky moves on display and your pop star voices serenading the people of the Toon! Hi-tech headsets will fill your body with beats, theme songs and your favourite hits across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all dance, all singing walking tour in town! It's a Flash Mob, it's a Silent Disco, it’s a roaming, rhythmic riot through Newcastle!
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
You get to see:• Wray Castle where Beatrix spent her 16th birthday and first discovered the Lake District where she was to later make her home. • Hill Top, the house which Beatrix bought from the money she made from the publication of Peter Rabbit. • Esthwaite Water where Beatrix fished from her boat. • Hawkshead village • Beatrix Potter Gallery to see the original illustrations by Beatrix, including the famous copy she made of the Peter Rabbit letter. • Tarn Hows bought by Beatrix and regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the Lake District. • Yewdale Valley where Beatrix owned farms and land including Yew Tree Farm used in the film Miss Potter. • Armitt Library & Museum to see Beatrix's stunningly detailed mycology illustrations and other artefacts
Discover the prominent but also hidden art galleries of NewcastleGateshead – explore the classic Laing as well as the contemporary BALTIC Arts Centre…Your guide will be able to give you some great insights in the city's art scene and also build a story of the city in art form...Appreciate some of the smaller and special exhibition galleries dotted around the city centreEnjoy this bespoke walking tour in either English or German.
You get to see:• Hawkshead Grammar School where Wordsworth went to school and carved his name on his desk (only on a friday) • Grasmere Gingerbread Shop where the Victorian cook Sarah Nelson invented Grasmere Gingerbread in 1854 • St Oswald's Church where the Wordsworth family worshiped and whose interior William was so fond of • Wordsworth Family Graves nestled beneath the yew tree that Wordsworth planted himself • Dove Cottage the first family home of Wordsworth and where he wrote some of his best poetry • The Wordsworth House where William Wordsworth was born (not on fridays) • Rydal Mount & Garden was Wordsworth's best loved family home for the greater part of his life from 1813 to his death in 1850 at the age of 80