Newcastle, Durham and Hadrian’s Wall – 2 Day Itinerary

Newcastle, Durham and Hadrian’s Wall – 2 Day Itinerary

2 Days

From the industrial heritage on which the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Gateshead were built, to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Durham Castle and Cathedral, and Hadrian’s Wall, commanding castles, rich history, ancient fortifications and picturesque surroundings abound in this two day trip.

Getting To Newcastle

Visit Newcastle by air thanks to over 80 direct connections into Newcastle International Airport. The airport also benefits from multiple daily flights to and from hub airports across the world including London Heathrow, Dubai, Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin. With a Metro station located at Newcastle International Airport, travelling by Metro couldn’t be easier.

The journey from the airport to Newcastle city centre (Haymarket, Monument or Central Station) takes around 25 minutes. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm.

Travelling to Newcastle by train is fast, direct and frequent from London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester

London King’s Cross – Newcastle – 2 hours 50 minutes
Edinburgh Waverley – Newcastle – 1 hour 25 minutes
Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria – Newcastle – 2hours 20 minutes
Birmingham New Street – Newcastle – 3 hours 15 minutes

For a one off rail trip, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through either ACP Rail, Rail Europe or Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest, most cost effective and relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys, any time of the day and the freedom to explore.

Day 1

Newcastle and Durham City Tours

Newcastle Historical Tour

The Historical Tour of Newcastle is a great way to get a fascinating insight into this vibrant city, from the city’s Roman foundations through to the modern day. Showcasing Newcastle’s geography and architecture, and taking in the Quayside, the Castle amongst other sights, this tour offers an interesting and humorous look at the city making the experience one to remember!

Tour Length: 2 hours.

Durham Historical Tour

The Durham Historic tour takes visitors on a journey through the last 2,000 years, following some of the most fascinating tales of the city’s past. From Durham Station, it takes in the medieval heart of the city, with a particular focus on Durham Cathedral and Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Gothic cathedral is renowned as being home to the relics of St Cuthbert – who is one of the most important medieval saints in Northern England – while the stunning Castle is where the Prince Bishops of Durham once lived, and is now part of Durham university.

Tour Length: 2 hours.

Supplier Information

Name Iles Tours
Category Guided Tours
Profile Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Iles Tours delivers guided walking tours. When embarking on a journey with us we will tell you the stories while showing you the past and present and the future of the North East.
Phone +447734130422
Email alex@ilestours.co.uk
Website http://ilestours.co.uk/
Min - Max capacity: We have a minimum of two passengers on the one and two-hour tours and half day tours. Our day length tours require a minimum of four persons to run.
Frequency: Our tours run daily as long as we have bookings please contact us for availability.
Private tours: Private tours are available on a range of topics and tailor-made tours can be organised for groups.
FIT or Groups: We provide tours for Groups first and foremost.
Day 2

Hadrian’s Wall – The Roman Frontier

Hadrian’s Wall

Built by 15,000 men in just six years, the ancient fortification of Hadrian’s Wall is an incredible display of human capability and engineering, not to mention a crucial part of British history. The whole-day tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases Roman life on the wall, as well as taking a guided walk along a segment of it and visiting Housesteads – one of the most complete Roman forts. The day finishes in the market town of Hexham, where a visit to the Abbey includes an up-close look at an Anglo-Saxon crypt, forged using Roman stone.

Supplier Information

Name Iles Tours
Category Guided Tours
Profile Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Iles Tours delivers guided walking tours. When embarking on a journey with us we will tell you the stories while showing you the past and present and the future of the North East.
Phone +447734130422
Email alex@ilestours.co.uk
Website http://ilestours.co.uk/
Min - Max capacity: We have a minimum of two passengers on the one and two-hour tours and half day tours. Our day length tours require a minimum of four persons to run.
Frequency: Our tours run daily as long as we have bookings please contact us for availability.
Private tours: Private tours are available on a range of topics and tailor-made tours can be organised for groups.
FIT or Groups: We provide tours for Groups first and foremost.

Britrail Pass

For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.

Book on the Visit Britain shop