Panoramic North Pennines

6.5 hours | Newcastle | N C L - 2 2 0
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  • North Pennines
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

North Pennines (driving tour)
Behold the spectacular beauty of the open heather moors, verdant woods, wildflower-strewn meadows, sparkling rivers, and abundance of wildlife. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Pennines is also a UNESCO Global Geopark--highlighting its globally important Earth heritage. A driving tour is the perfect opportunity to gaze upon the natural splendor of one of the most remote and pristine areas in England.

What you will see along the way:

Your full-day adventure through the idyllic countryside of North Pennines traverses Muggleswick Common, with views to your right of the summit of Bolt's Law, before arriving at Stanhope. Continue west across the Pennines to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as 'England's Last Wilderness.' At the village of Alston, the highest market town in England, the steep cobbled streets provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Your journey wends its way past breathtaking vistas, ancient buildings, tiny villages and thriving market towns. Make a short detour through the ancient Roman town of Corbridge before heading to Newcastle and port.

Photo Opportunities:

Hadrian's Wall
The most famous of all the frontiers of the Roman empire, the spectacular stone Hadrian's Wall was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. It travels 73 miles across northern Britain from coast to coast and was constructed by the Roman army on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in 122 AD as a defensive fortification.

Village of Alston

Rising over 1,000 feet, the lively Village of Alston is one of England's highest market towns. Capture breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside as well as the central square and stone buildings dating from the 17th century.

Corbridge
Imagine life as it once was as you snap photographs of Corbridge, once a bustling town and supply base for ancient Romans.

Snack:
A stop at the Durham Dales Center in Stanhope provides the opportunity to enjoy a light refreshment of tea, sandwiches and cakes (not included in tour price) amidst traditional English surroundings.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Travel from Newcastle to Stanhope with photo stop at Heddon on the Wall

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:25
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Stanhope Dales Centre

Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Travel from Stanhope to Newcastle via Burnhope Seat, Alston, Haydon Bridge, Corbridge

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
04:05