Newcastle Upon Tyne Day Tour From London By Train

Newcastle Upon Tyne Day Tour From London By Train

Meeting outside Kings Cross Station In London we will get the Express train to Newcastle Upon Tyne, a Roman city which later featured heavily in wars with Scotland. Its many fine buildings largely a legacy of the Industrial Revolution and its famed coal and shipbuilding industries.

Known around its world for its beer and bridges amongst other things, Newcastle is a city like no other and we will get to see both the most amazing urban train view in Britain as well as a street voted Britains most beautiful (not Edinburgh or Bath)!

We will surely find a great place to eat or drink in this city with a well renowned reputation for for its pubs before we return back to London.

If time allows we can customise this tour and visit The Angel of the North.

Please note the typical train journey time each way is around 3 hours.
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Meeting outside Kings Cross Station In London we will get the Express train to Newcastle Upon Tyne, a Roman city which later featured heavily in wars with Scotland. Its many fine buildings largely a legacy of the Industrial Revolution and its famed coal and shipbuilding industries.

Known around its world for its beer and bridges amongst other things, Newcastle is a city like no other and we will get to see both the most amazing urban train view in Britain as well as a street voted Britains most beautiful (not Edinburgh or Bath)!

We will surely find a great place to eat or drink in this city with a well renowned reputation for for its pubs before we return back to London.

If time allows we can customise this tour and visit The Angel of the North.

Please note the typical train journey time each way is around 3 hours.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne England

See the famous Tyne Bridge, the most famous of the many bridges across the River Tyne and learn of why this design was chosen.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne England

Once a hive of industrial activity now teeming with bars and restaurants with great views across the river to the Sage and Baltic Exchange buildings.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gateshead Millenium Bridge, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AE England

Our very own Millennium Bridge…. and it winks!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Sage Gateshead, St. Marys Square Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR England

Perhaps the finest musical acoustics outside of London.

Pass By: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays South South South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA England

Now an iconic art gallery but once part of the old docks.

Stop At: Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF England

One of the few buildings in Newcastle that survive from the Jacobean Period

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Newcastle Castle, The Black Gate Castle Garth Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ England

The Romans first built a castle here and of course we are near one end of Hadrians Wall that spans the country to the Tyne which was then an impenetrable defensive barrier.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas Sq, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PF, UK

We’ll go inside this beautiful old and very distinctive Cathedral.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne England

It’s been described and voted as the most beautiful Urban street in Britain with fine Georgian buildings and a delicate sloping curve. The very heart of Newcastle.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Grey’s Monument, 26 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE England

A Newcastle landmark for one of the great figures of history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK

Newcastle has a long history of engineering excellence and is now a centre of Bio-medical research, not that you’d know by these beautiful old buildings.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St James’ Park, 1 Barrack Road Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE England

Home of one of the historical great football teams. Now sadly in the doldrums but hopefully not for long!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blackfriars Medieval Friary, Friars Street Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN England

Away from the crowds is this delightful old historic quarter.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Newcastle Town Wall, Orchard Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5EF England

See some of the medieval walls that at one point surrounded the city from the invading Scots!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Marys Cathedral Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5HH England

The Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Angel of the North, Durham Road Low Eighton, Gateshead NE9 6AA England

The most viewed work of art in Europe and symbol of North East England. A unique mix of modern art and industrial heritage and to us a big fat ‘Welcome Home’ sign when arriving from the south. (Optional as just outside the city)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Newcastle Central Station, 24 Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EG England

As we wait for the train back to London, we take in the atmosphere of the very first train station in the world with a roof!

Duration: 10 minutes