North of England - 5 Day Tour
5 Day
Northern England

5 day Tour

North of England Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting North of England, where you'll explore the region's captivating beauty and rich history

Starting in Newcastle, our adventure begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring High & Low Force Waterfalls, nestled within the County Durham's North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where Oscar-winning films like Elizabeth and 1917 have left their mark.

As we delve deeper into North East England, we'll uncover the historic charm of Barnard Castle's cobbled streets and elegant architecture, followed by a fascinating glimpse into Auckland Castle's 1000-year history.

Along the way, we'll also delve into Roman history at Binchester and step aboard the remarkable HMS Trincomalee. Prepare to be captivated by the North East's hidden treasures and natural wonders as we embark on this extraordinary journey.

Important information: Your preferred drop off and collection point will be agreed with your driver prior to the tour start date.

Visitors exploring the grounds of a grand medieval castle with robust twin towers and fortified walls under a cloudy sky.
Historical armor display featuring a roman centurion helmet with red plume, medieval knight helmet, and japanese samurai armor with a sword, all set against a gray background.

Tour includes

Price from: £475.00 per day

Tour vehicle

Private chauffeur guide

Free bottled water

Day 1

High & Low Force Waterfalls,
Barnard Castle, Auckland Castle,
Binchester, HMS Trincomalee

Day 2

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham City

Day 3

Tynemouth, Morpeth,
Howick Hall, Rothbury,
Cragside House

Day 4

Alnwick Castle, Holy Island,
Flodden Fields, Wooler,
Chillingham Castle

Day 5

Corbridge, The Roman Army Museum,
Sycamore Gap,
Housesteads Roman Fort, Chesters Roman Fort

Day 1

Explore the Beauty and Visit the North of England

Prepare to embark on an adventure where we’ll visit North of England’s hidden gems

Our journey through the enchanting North of England begins in Newcastle. Prepare to embark on an adventure where we’ll visit North of England’s hidden gems.

High and Low Waterfalls, River Tees

Our first stop brings us to the breath-taking High & Low Force Waterfalls, nestled along the River Tees in County Durham.

These cascades reside within the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making them a must-visit for anyone exploring North of England.

Notably, these falls served as a backdrop for award-winning films like Elizabeth and 1917.

Barnard Castle, Auckland Castle and Binchester

Our North East Tour then takes us to the historic town of Barnard Castle, known for its rich history. The town’s name originates from the Northern stronghold that once surrounded it. Its cobbled streets and elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture offer a delightful backdrop for exploration. Don’t forget to visit the charming tea houses and boutique shops, an essential part of the North East England experience.

Our journey continues as we head to Auckland Castle, boasting over a thousand years of history and a unique connection to England’s sole Prince Bishop. Afterward, we’ll take a short drive to Binchester, where you can explore a Roman fortification dating back to AD75.

 HMS Trincomalee

Our final destination for the day on our North East tour is HMS Trincomalee. This historic warship, built in 1812 during times of conflict with France and America, has a compelling history. It operated in North America and the Caribbean as an anti-slavery patrol vessel.

Today, it stands as a permanent exhibit, providing a fascinating glimpse into life onboard a man-of-war from two centuries ago.

Day 2

North East England Delights

Our North East adventure continues with a focus on the North East of England’s charms

Newcastle Upon Tyne

We commence in Newcastle Upon Tyne, a city with roots tracing back to a Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall. Its nearly 2,000 years of history reveal its evolution under Roman, Saxon, Viking, and industrial influences.

Today, Newcastle stands as a vibrant hub for commerce and culture, drawing visitors from across the globe.

Then Onto Durham

Durham is our next destination on the North East tour, a picturesque small city famous for its Norman Cathedral and 11th-century castle, both designated as World Heritage Sites.

The Norman Cathedral played a central role in Medieval England as a pilgrimage site. Wander through the city’s charming cobbled streets and explore the unique shops. We recommend staying in Newcastle for the evening.

Day 3

Coastal Beauty and Historical Treasures

Join us as we leave Newcastle, tracing the River Tyne to Tynemouth

Tynemouth and Morpeth

Often we hear “Where is Northumberland?”. Our North East adventure helps to unravel the mystery, join us as we leave Newcastle, tracing the River Tyne to Tynemouth, a place steeped in 2,000 years of history.
Discover the castle and priory perched at the coast’s mouth, a testament to Tynemouth’s former status as one of England’s largest fortified areas.

Next on our North East England tour is Morpeth, known as Northumberland’s historical country town. It offers upscale shopping, rich history dating back to 1095, and a visit to Lord Admiral’s house, a hero of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Howick Hall, Rothbury and Cragside House

Continuing our journey, we reach Howick Hall, the ancestral home of the Earls Grey, famous for Earl Grey tea. The Hall’s charming grounds include delightful gardens and an arboretum.

We then venture into the stunning Northumberland countryside, heading towards Rothbury, affectionately known as the capital of Coquet Dale. Rothbury boasts an array of shops, art galleries, and inviting tea rooms.

Our North East tour’s final destination today is Cragside House, a historic North East residence surrounded by impressive gardens. This was once the home of Lord Armstrong, a Victorian entrepreneur and inventor. Notably, Cragside was the world’s first house powered by hydro-electricity.

We’ll spend the night in the Alnwick area.

Day 4

Historical Marvels and Scenic Wonders

As we continue the North East England tour

 Set off from Alnwick onto Holy Island

Our North East England tour sets off in Alnwick, a market town celebrated for its charming old buildings and ancient cobbled streets. Alnwick’s history dates back to AD600, and it has become one of England’s top tourist attractions. Notably, Alnwick Castle, the seat of the Dukes of Northumberland, is famous for its gardens, associations with Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle, and Downton Abbey’s Brancaster Castle.

We then journey to Holy Island, tide permitting, which was a significant centre of Christianity in the 8th century. Explore the monastery ruins, a site that witnessed the Vikings’ first mainland assault in the UK in AD793.privacy.

Flodden Fields to Wooler and Chillingham Castle

Continuing our North East tour, we arrive at Flodden Fields, where the pivotal 1513 battle shaped Great Britain’s history. This battle, one of the bloodiest in British history, led to the demise of King James VI of Scotland and his nobility.

From here, we traverse breath-taking scenic landscapes to reach the market town of Wooler, nestled in the Cheviot Hills on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Its natural beauty is unparalleled in the North East.

Our last destination today on our tour of North East England is the remarkable Chillingham Castle. While it stands as one of England’s finest castles, its eerie past has earned it a reputation as the most haunted castle in England. We’ll head back to Newcastle for the evening.

Day 5

Exploring Hadrian’s Wall and Roman Heritage

The final day of your visit north of England tour commences in Corbridge

Corbridge, The Roman Army Museum, Sycamore Gap

The final day of your visit north of England tour commences in Corbridge, a charming small town at the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country. In its heyday, it served as a Roman Army supply town, feeding and supporting troops stationed along Hadrian’s Wall.

We’ll make a short drive to the Roman Army Museum, providing a comprehensive understanding of the construction and defence of the 73-mile wall, complete with exhibits on Roman military life, baths, and structures.

Next, we’ll continue to the iconic Sycamore Gap, a magnificent landmark along Hadrian’s Wall, offering a fantastic photo opportunity.

Housesteads Roman Fort, Chesters Roman Fort

Our journey proceeds to Housesteads Roman Fort, set amidst stunning countryside. Here, you can explore barrack blocks, visit the hospital, and even see some of the world’s oldest toilets.

Our final visit on our North East England tour today is Chesters Roman Fort, offering valuable insights into Roman life in Britain and standing as the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain.

As your North East England tour concludes, we’ll return you to your drop-off location in Newcastle, leaving you with cherished memories of the region’s rich history and natural wonders.

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