Posted 11.2.23

Take a Tour

Newcastle is much more than football and a great night out. There’s a whole world of history to explore. For instance, did you know you can find fragments of Hadrian’s wall scattered through various locations in the city? Lucky for you we have some excellent partners who can help you make the most of your trip and discover Newcastle’s varied past.

Newcastle Tour Company

There’s no better way to see the city than a private guided tour with a local full of knowledge. We’re proud to be working with Newcastle City Tour Company who will show you everything you ever wanted to know about the city. From myths and legends, to a true crime tour to a hello Newcastle discovery walk, they have something for everyone with daily departures and fabulous prices. You can see more and book below.


Newcastle Castle

In the centre of Newcastle city stands the tower of the structure which gave the city its name. The castle Keep and its gatehouse were once part of a much grander structure, and home to Reigning Kings and imprisoned villains. Today visitors can walk the halls following guiding exhibits and take in some breath-taking views of the city.

The castle is open 7 days a week and tickets start from just £4

Beamish Open-Air Museum

Just 20 minutes out of the city centre will transport you back in time at the world famous Beamish open-air museum, take the tram or walk along the cobbles to the 1900’s town and pit village, explore the Edwardian Rowley train station or take a trip to the 1940’s far. With fun for all ages this is not to be missed. Also pay once and get a year’s pass so you can head back on your next visit.

Tynemouth Priory

About 20 minutes east of the city, you’ll get to experience the amazing Northern coastline with the Tynemouth Priory remains dominating the headland. Discover its story as it moves from Anglo-Saxon settlement to a monastery to a coastal defence. Finish off the day with some traditional fish and chips or enjoy a picnic on the beach

Open Saturdays and Sundays and prices start from as little as £4.10.

Newcastle Cathedral

There is no better place to get a feel for the history of the city than Newcastle Cathedral. Located in the heart of Old Newcastle this beautifully designed mediaeval church is filled with plenty of historical monuments, sculptures and stained glass each playing its part in describing interesting people and events of importance to the history of the city. Newcastle Cathedral is open 7 days a week and entry is free, a donation of £5 per person is suggested.