Step into the Past

Take a step back in time to discover the regions rich and fascinating history and heritage. Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty or nestled within a vibrant city center, you can explore impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites, castles, forts, ruins and landmarks, compete with breathtaking, picture book surroundings. Allow yourself to be transported to days gone by as you become enthralled in the intriguing back stories and fascinating insights which shaped the landscape of the region as it is today. Where ever you choose to investigate The North East's rich history means that there are many great sites to visit for a memorable and informative day trip.



Travel Through Time at Beamish Museum ·

Exclusive Guided Tour

Experience an exclusive tour of Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, where costumed folk bring the region’s history to life at 1820s Pockerley, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm and the 1950s welfare hall. Discover fascinating stories of everyday life in the North East through time.

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An exclusive behind the scenes tour of Alnwick Castle ·

Over 950 years of history

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK. Brimming with rich history, you can expect drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people, from a gunpowder plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and England’s most celebrated knight.

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Meet the Curator of Arbeia South Shields' Roman Fort ·

UNESCO World Heritage Site

This military supply base was once one of the most important assets of Roman Britain and is said to be the birth place of the Northumbrian King Oswin. Visitors will come away with a fascinating insight into the Roman Empire.

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Dine in the oldest dining room in the UK with VIP tour ·

The oldest dining room in the UK

Explore the turbulent history of Blackfriars, a 13th-century former Dominican friary from its medieval origins, right up to the present day. Enjoy a 45-minute VIP tour of a Grade I Scheduled Ancient Monument, together with a 3-course set lunch in the restaurant with wine and coffee.

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Head back in time to Anglo-Saxon Northumbria ·

Grade ll Listed Manor

Discover the incredible world of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria and the extraordinary life of Bede - the father of English history at Jarrow Hall, with a private tour including re-enactments and activities set to the backdrop of reconstructed historical buildings.

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Delve into Newcastle's History with an expert guide ·

Newcastle City Centre

From the elegant Georgian streets of Grey’s Quarter to Old Newcastle and the beautiful St. Nicholas Cathedral and grand Norman Castle Keep which gave the city its name, discover the old heart of the city on this private guided tour.

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