An ancient kingdom steeped in history

The northernmost county in England, this wild and rugged region has a proud heritage. Crowned with captivating castles, sweeping moorland and friendly market towns, it’s an unmissable destination. This unique area has an ancient past reflected in its fascinating historic sites and beautiful landscaped gardens, complemented by its remote scenery and windswept coast.


Castles and grandeur in these once fierce borderlands

  • Cragside (NT) – erstwhile home of a Victorian inventor, this house is packed with gadgets and has wonderful gardens
  • Wallington (NT) – a grand house filled with curiosities; the grounds show a true love for the outdoor landscape
  • City of Durham – explore this beautiful city and the Durham Castle & Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Alnwick Castle – home to the Duke of Northumberland, impressive art collections and beautiful grounds
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

“Our tour to Northumbria was the best ever – I can’t tell you how amazing it was! Our driver and coach company were excellent as ever. There were many highlights, but in particular the guides were exceptional and we had a really good mix of gardens and architecture.”Elizabeth, Group Organiser

From £399
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Suggested Hotel

Holiday Inn Gosforth Park, Newcastle

  • Modern hotel in a rural, countryside setting
  • Just 6 miles from Newcastle
  • Spacious bedrooms are equipped with all modern amenities
  • Leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool
  • Relaxing lounge, bar and restaurant on site

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


  • Cragside (NT)

    This astounding house and grounds was a wonder of the Victorian age. Once home to innovator Lord Armstrong, Cragside was the world’s first house to be lit by hydroelectricity, and his ingenious gadgets can be found throughout the property. Outside the house, the gardens are extraordinary: within atmospheric woodland, an enormous rock garden tumbles towards formal gardens and an Iron Bridge, and an excess of seven million plants surround five lakes.

  • Wallington House (NT)

    This grand house sits in an impressive 13,000 acre estate. Packed with pre-Raphaelite paintings, fine furniture and unusual curiosities, Wallington was once home to the unconventional Trevelyan family. Outside the house, informal landscaping abounds, with hidden gardens, stone staircases and floral borders.

  • Durham

    The grandiose city of Durham is packed with fascinating history and architecture. The centre is overlooked by a majestic cathedral and ancient castle: set on a rocky promontory above the city, these icons form one of the first World Heritage Sites and present an imposing profile. The stunning 11th century cathedral displays Romanesque traits, whilst the castle is a Norman fortification currently utilised by the prestigious Durham University.

  • Alnwick Castle & Gardens

    This illustrious 14th century castle is the Duke of Northumberland’s ancestral home. The mighty fortress is as impressive inside as out, with lavish state rooms and a splendid display of Italian artworks. Alnwick is set amongst ‘Capability’ Brown-designed landscapes with lovely woodland trails.


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