Hexham And Corbridge - The Market Towns Of The Tyne Valley_109959

$168

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Hexham And Corbridge - The Market Towns Of The Tyne Valley

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Duration
time-raw7 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Starting point
Multiple locations in Durham and Newcastle
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Travelling to the west of Newcastle along the Tyne Valley this tour takes in the sights of two ancient towns; Hexham and Corbridge. While the former has Anglo-Saxon roots the later started as a Celtic tribal gathering place, but both offer a fantastic day out for history buffs and culture enthusiasts alike!

What to expect?

  • Travelling to the west of Newcastle along the Tyne Valley this tour takes in the sights of two ancient towns.

  • Firstly, you'll see Corbridge with its Bronze Age and Roman foundations followed by Hexham - an Anglo-Saxon settlement and seat of the Bishop of Hexham St. Wilfred. Following antiquity and Anglo-Saxon history, both towns suffered during the border conflicts during the middle ages with Scotland - both having been sacked by William Wallace during his attacks on England. Even peace with Scotland did not help as the border was taken over by reivers - fierce border families who held both England and Scotland to ransom with their attacks.

  • This tour will also show you the natural beauty of the Tyne Valley and Northumberland.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • The terrain of the North East of England is steep and uneven. This tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on long distance walks

  • Minimum age of 15 years

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:

  • Durham Station
  • Earl Grey's Monument
  • Newcastle Central Station

Next available dates

$168