Newcastle, Royal Strongholds and Lindisfarne Island - 2 Day Itinerary
Windswept castles and heritage homes form a huge part of North East England’s culture and history, and this itinerary highlights the very best. Newcastle may be known for its famous football club and its role in the Industrial Revolution, but it’s the city’s commanding fortress that really demonstrates how rich the history is here. After all, ‘The Castle’ is what gave the city its name. And if that’s not enough, nearby strongholds like those at Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Belsay and Lindisfarne showcase the region’s commitment to powerful fortifications that could withstand an army, whilst being full of charm, character and beauty.
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.
Royal Strongholds and Lindisfarne Island
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.