A Journey North to Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria
Online Walking Tour
Northumbria is a region steeped in rich history—it boasts some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in England.
Tour guide Rob Smith will take us on a digital journey to some of his favourite places in this stunning region. We will uncover the magic and nature of Northumbria from the sand dune-covered coastline to the wild heathland and thick wooded valleys.
We’ll start with the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans over 2,000 years ago to defend their empire against marauding invaders, and explore National Trust site Lindisfarne Abbey, an ancient holy site from the Viking era, which now features a climate defying garden by Gertrude Jekyll.
We will pause to admire magnificent castles like Warkworth, which inspired scenes in Shakespeare’s plays, and learn about the county’s fascinating industrial past whose resulting wealth was used in the construction of grand houses like National Trust’s Seaton Delaval and Cragside House, designed by renowned engineer Lord Armstrong.
Our tour will culminate with a visit to some of the beautifully decorated pubs of Newcastle. With Rob as our guide, we will experience Northumbria in a unique and immersive way, discovering the secrets and beauty of this fascinating region.