NORTHUMBERLAND COAST & FARNE ISLANDS
The Northumberland coast features some of the most spectacular and beautiful coastline in the whole of the UK – discover miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, impressive castles stretching up the coast towards Scotland, islands full of wild seabirds & seals plus an area littered with some of the most important bits of British history featuring Anglo-Saxons, Christianity, Vikings and industrial legacy. Discover it all on one of many tour options with Newcastle Tour Company.
AN ANGLO-SAXON STRONGHOLD
Discover glorious castles and explore the real history behind this breathtaking region when it was the dominant Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria with the awe-inspiring capital Bamburgh!
Perched on a rocky outcrop right on the coast (and what a stunning bit of coast!), this castle was home ot the kings of Northumbria and still stands proud today.
In fact, since the early 1900s it is a fairytale-come-true for Lord William Armstrong who returned the castle to its former glory (sadly passed away before it was finished). It is still in ownership of the Armstrong family and always worth a visit.
CRADLE OF ENGLISH CHRISTIANITY
The highlight of any journey along the coast is a visit to the cradle of English Christianity – The Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Only reached by a causeway twice daily, the island is of a magical nature with a splendid castle, some marvelous wildlife and England’s first monastery set up by St. Aidan in AD635.
Discover the life of this famous monk and the story behind the early beginnings of Christianity in England as well as the final destruction of this wonderful church.
WILDLIFE ON THE FARNE ISLANDS & MORE
Take special interest tours to the next level: boat trips to the Farne Islands to spot whales, dolphins, seals or the thousands of seabirds like the cute Puffins that breed here every spring.
The mudflats along the coast at Budle Bay or Lindisfarne are great places to spot migrating wading birds and wild fowl such as pale-bellied Brent geese or peregrines during the autumn and winter seasons.
With the Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre at Druridge Bay or the Lobster Hatchery at Amble – there are plenty of interesting places to visit. So much to experience along this stretch of coastline – speak to us about your next adventure tour!
A FORGOTTEN BORDER TOWN LIKE NO OTHER
Discover England’s most northerly town, right between Newcastle to the South and Edinburgh to the North, sitting on the mouth of the river Tweed.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a beautiful and exciting border-land melting pot and that’s what gives it such impressive depth of character.
LS Lowry painted coal-coloured canvases of working-class towns in the industrial North West. And when he wanted to get away from it all, he went to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Find out why on a fascinating tour with us…
TASTE THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST
Are you a food lover and enjoy exploring new places through your palate? How better to find out about local places and their people than by finding out what they put on their plate?
With 80 miles of stunning coastline, seafood doesn’t come any fresher than that landed in Northumberland’s coastal villages. Enjoy our famous Craster Kippers and Lindisfarne Oysters with the stunning backdrop of the Northumberland Coast.
At Newcastle Tour Company we have done the legwork for you: we have found local food aficionados who love bringing unique local tidbits to your table. Talk with us to create your perfect foodie tour!
Not far from Newcastle city centre and easily reached by Metro (our underground / overground metropolitan railway), you can reach North Tyneside & the Southern parts of the Northumberland coastal area.
We offer tours via Metro to some of the stunning places in the more urban environment along the mouth of the river Tyne, the beautiful quaint village of Tynemouth, the regenerated & simply amazing Spanish City at Whitley Bay and hidden secrets such as Seaton Delaval Hall or Blyth Battery…
WANT TO DISCOVER MORE?
We have compiled some web links for you below to find out more about the Northumberland coast: