Our private shore excursions from Newcastle Cruise Terminal, Port of Tyne are an ideal way to discover Northern England. We will pick you up directly at Newcastle Cruise Terminal as you spend a
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Our private shore excursions from Newcastle Cruise Terminal, Port of Tyne are an ideal way to discover Northern England. We will pick you up directly at Newcastle Cruise Terminal as you spend a day discovering some of the gems of the region. Highlights include trips to Alnwick Castle, Hadrian’s Wall or the spectacular Northumberland coastline. Our private excursions are carefully coordinated with your ships arrival and departure time, with a guaranteed on-time return to your cruise ship.
Alnwick Castle Shore Excursion
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family. It’s been used as a filming location for the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey TV series. Our private shore excursion includes:
Discover the extraordinary history and architecture of this medieval fortress that has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years
Harry Potter fans can see key filming locations including where Harry and his fellow students learned to fly broomsticks, where Harry learnt rules of wizarding sport Quidditch and much more!
For Downton Abbey fans, Alnwick Castle starred as the magnificent Brancaster Castle in two Christmas specials. You can see the State Rooms, grounds and semi-ruined Hulne Abbey which were all used as filming locations
You will also get to enjoy the beautiful Northumberland Coastline, including a photo stop at the impressive ruins of Warkworth Castle. Time permitting, we can also stop at the pretty town of Amble Marina
Our Hadrian’s Wall shore excursion from Newcastle upon Tyne takes you to the final frontier of the Roman Empire, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll get to see parts of the wall, learn about Roman life in Britain and enjoy the outstanding Northumberland countryside. Highlights include:
Start the tour in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is where Hadrian’s Wall begins. You’ll hear about the history of the final frontier of the Roman Empire.
Enjoy a walk into the heart of the Roman frontier, set within the stunning Northumberland National Park
Discover the Vindolanda Roman Fort, one of Europe’s most important Roman archaeological sites which comprises nine forts built on top of each other
Visit the village of Corbridge, a former Roman fort that is today home to historic pubs and boutique shops
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is one of the most important centres of early English Christianity and remains an important site of pilgrimage.
Departing Newcastle Cruise Terminal, we’ll drive along the coastal route that is part of the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Enjoy views of the stunning English countryside as we pass castle ruins and medieval fortresses. Visit the pretty village of Bamburgh, with its impressive castle, pristine beach, local shops and cafes.
You’ll also see views of Farnes Islands, home to thousands of seabirds and nicknamed the “Galapagos of the North”
Explore the magic of Holy Island, cut off from the rest of the world. We will drive directly onto the island, but we can also arrange for you to walk to the island along the ancient pilgrims’ path
On the island, explore sites including Lindisfarne Priory, Lindisfarne Castle & Gardens. You can also take in the magnificent landscapes and coastal scenery
On our return to Newcastle Port of Tyne, we’ll drive through the Cheviot Hills and stop for a photo by Alnwick Castle