DISCOVER OUR STUNNING REGION
North East England is a place of unique character, a perfect blend of city and countryside and can easily be named Britain’s hidden gem.
Ranging from unspoilt sandy beaches and breathtaking countryside landscapes to vibrant cities rich in culture and history, this region is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has recently been voted by Rough Guides & Lonely Planet Blue List as one of the top destinations to visit worldwide.
The region is one of the most diverse you can find. We really hope the following pages give you a small flavour of why we love our region so much… Here are just some of the highlights:
DURHAM CITY & THE COUNTY OF DURHAM
One of the most magnificent sights you will ever see is when walking up the hill towards the majestic cathedral & castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are experts at offering the best views, stories & insights into this beautiful, easily navigated city with its hidden (yet perfectly positioned) spots to enjoy a drink, find some peace or simply explore.
The county of Durham is something else entirely (we have a full section below on the Durham Dales but there is so much more!): Roman forts, stunning art, grand castles, idyllic villages, beautiful coastline – all coupled with tons of heritage for you to discover…
HADRIAN'S WALL & THE ROMAN FRONTIER
Hadrian’s Wall is the most northerly Roman legacy & frontier: Enjoy several forts, stunning countryside, amazing history brought to life & some beautiful little villages to uncover…
Why not book a hiking trip along this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site with us or test yourself on a custom bike trip (decide on one or multiple days)!
Hadrian’s Wall can easily be explored in a day (in parts), however, to fully immerse yourself in this beautiful part of the Northumberland National Park, the ideal is to spend several days here. We work with some great accommodation providers right along this ancient monument (one actually sits right on top of the old Roman stones)…
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
The elegant Georgian streets in Grainger Town & Grey’s Quarter invite you to enjoy some retail therapy, relax in one of the many cafes or just gaze at this city of palaces.
Old Newcastle with the beautiful St. Nicholas Cathedral and grand Norman Castle Keep which gave the city its name and entice you to discover the old heart of the city.
Don’t forget the the magnificent NewcastleGateshead Quayside, home to the award-winning Sage Gateshead music venue, Baltic Arts Centre and the famous bridges spanning the Tyne.
One of the most stunning coastlines, dare we say it, in the world… Beautiful golden sandy beaches, soaked with history from mighty castles to England’s first monastic site, the Northumberland coast offers something for all.
Discover ancient castles, quaint fishing villages and splendid walking routes – Dunstanburgh, Craster, Amble, Bamburgh, Warkworth just to name a few…
Why not experience a boat ride to the Farne Islands and discover puffins, arctic terns, guillemots, seals & whales? Or be more adventurous with a diving break or countryside hiking tour… The choice is yours!
ALNWICK CASTLE & GARDENS
One of the largest inhabited castles in England, home to the Percy family since 1307, the castle is impressive in every sense of the word – likely most famous though as Hogwarts in Harry Potter or Brancaster Castle for Downton Abbey fans. Discover the grand staterooms, roam the outer bailey or search for the best movie set locations…
And don’t forget the stunning & contemporary Alnwick Garden with its grand water cascade, beautiful Rose Garden & Treehouse Restaurant…
And finally, the market town should not be missed – only a stone’s through away from both castle & garden and well worth a visit.
One of our favourite places – almost no visitors yet some of the most spectacular landsapes and views you can find…
Discover the Durham Dales of Weardale or Teesdale for yourself or enjoy an organised tour & maybe some cycling along the C2C?
Speak with us to explore your endless options and create a fantastic trip for you, family, friends or clients…