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North England

See the best of North England, with our private guided tour, 7 days / 6 nights.

Tour Highlights

Visiting: Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Cumbria

Towns & Cities: Berwick upon Tweed, Alnwick, Washington, Durham, Whitby, York, Windermere

Tour Features

Private guided tour, guide and luxury vehicle

  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

  • Starting: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester

  • Finishing: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester (train and air connections to London)

Key Attractions

Northumbria Heritage Coast, Lindisfarne, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Hadrians Wall, Durham Cathedral, Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors, Castle Howard, York Minster, Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal Water Gardens, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District

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Outline Itinerary

Our private, guided signature tour of England. 7 days / 6 nights

Day 1

Your tour of the North starts by travelling down the Northumberland Heritage coast with its magnificent, sweeping white sand beaches to Berwick upon Tweed. Travel across the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Follow the coast road to the imposing Bamburgh Castle. A sea trip to the outstanding natural wildlife sanctuary of the Farne Islands can be part of your experience. Explore Alnwick Castle, 'the Windsor of the North', and home to the Dukes of Northumberland for over 700 years. 

Day 2

Progress southwards to meet the northern limit of the Roman Empire at the eastern side of Hadrians Wall. Visit Chesters Roman Fort, the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain. The day continues with a visit to Washington, County Durham, where we find Washington Old Hall, a manor house which was home to the ancestral family of George Washington, first president of the United States of America. Our journey brings us next to the city of Durham, with its beautiful gothic cathedral dating back to 1093. 

Day 3

Today takes us into North Yorkshire, and the National Park. Take a ride on the North York Moors Railway. A heritage steam railway, starting near Pickering, crossing 18 miles of the moors towards the east coast. Visit Whitby, a North Sea, working fishing port. Take time to stroll around the picturesque harbour, and enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the UK. Whitby features in Bram Stoker's Dracula, as the landing point of the Count in the form of a black dog. Just down the coast discover Robin Hood's Bay, a traditional fishing village, with narrow, windy streets leading down to the wide beach. 

Day 4

Visit Castle Howard, one of England's finest stately homes. Explore York, once viking capital of North Britain, with probably the finest gothic   cathedral in Europe. Take a stroll along the medieval city walls, and through the leaning timbered houses of the 'Shambles'.   

Day 5

From York travel west to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens. Once home to a thriving monastic community, Fountains Abbey fell victim to Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in the 1540s.  Although now in ruins, it is set in a beautiful rural location and actively conserved. A short walk along the river brings you to the Georgian splendour of Studley Royal Water Gardens. Our journey continues further across the wild, beautiful Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District.  

Day 6

The Lake District is one of England's most picturesque and visited areas, the inspiration for many Victorian romantic poets, such as William Wordsworth. Be inspired by the lakes and the surrounding natural beauty. Take a short cruise on Lake Windermere to soak up the clean air and clear light. Visit Hill Top House, home of Beatrix Potter, the famous author and creator of Peter Rabbit. Nearby Grasmere allows you to learn more about the life and work of William Wordsworth, and the inspiration for his poetry.

Day 7

Return to Edinburgh via the delightful and scenic border region. Take the opportunity to discover Roman Britain and the western end of Hadrians Wall. Combine a visit to Birdoswald Roman Fort, near Carlise, which lies on one of the longest stretches of Hadrians Wall remaining today, with a tour of Vindolanda. The site houses one of the largest excavated Roman Forts and village in Britain. It lies upon the first Roman frontier in the north – The Stanegate Road and is set in a stunning landscape which lets your imagination really connect with its past. Although first built by the Roman army before Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda became an important construction and garrison base for the Wall, a Hadrian’s Wall fort in its own right.

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