Explore from Newcastle Northern England Explorer
Includes hotel accommodation in Newcastle and four days of rail travel in the Northern England region.
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Visit Northern England's greatest locations from the exciting city of Newcastle, and explore everywhere from the historic cities of Yorkshire to the dramatic Northumberland coastline. Included with the Explorer Ticket is a hotel stay in Newcastle which you can tailor to your needs from 5 nights onward. Take a look at our recommended trip itinerary to help you get the most from your stay.
Arrive in Newcastle and check into your comfortable hotel for 5 nights. You could spend the afternoon exploring the sights and attractions of the city, including The Great North Museum and the impressive Angel of the North landmark, or alternatively head to one of the city's many bars & restaurants for a relaxing start to your break.Read more
This morning take the time to explore Newcastle, situated on the Tyne Newcastle is home to a fantastic variety of shops and restaurants, as well as some world-renowned galleries and museums. In the afternoon, you could then take the 15-minute train journey to Durham and visit the beautiful Durham Cathedral, and take a leisurely stroll up to the city's Norman castle.Read more
After breakfast you can make your way to the station to catch the direct train to Carlisle; the journey takes approximately 90 minutes and the line follows the route of Hadrian's Wall. In Carlisle you can visit the medieval Carlise Cathedral and the grand Carlisle Castle, and then from there, you can continue via Oxenholme to Windermere, the pretty town which takes its name from the Lake District's most famous body of water. Use Windermere as the base for exploring the stunning region, cruising across the lake or walking one of the many scenic hiking trails.Read more
Today you could travel to the delightful market town of Hexham - there are trains twice hourly and the journey lasts 30 minutes. Located to the west of Newcastle, Hexham is famed for its stone architecture and cobbled streets. Once there, you can venture to the medieval Hexham Abbey, from here you can then take the AD122 bus from the town centre (payable locally) and head out to see one of Britain's most famous Roman monuments, Hadrian's Wall - here you can take in the countryside scenery and enjoy a pleasant walk.Read more
Just an hour away on the train and you can reach the beautiful city of York. This historical city is a treasure trove of sights and experiences, from exploring the labyrinthine streets of the Shambles to walking the charming route of the City Walls and visiting the iconic York Minster*, there's plenty to see and do. For a unique view of the city, you can also sail down the River Ouse* and learn about the city's intriguing history. *chargeable locally.Hide
Rail Package Information
The Northern England Explorer allows you to travel between Newcastle and many destinations in Northern England including Durham, Hexham, Carlisle, Leeds, York, Harrogate, Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Northumberland Coast.
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Time Restrictions: Rail tickets are available for travel on trains timed to depart after 09:00am Mondays to Fridays and at any time on weekends and bank holidays.
Using your ticket: Tickets are valid for 4 days within a 8 day period. When a passenger needs to validate a ticket, the date of travel should be completed in black ink using numerical values only for 'Day' and 'Month' e.g. 07 09 for travel from 7th September. The ticket will need validating before the first journey of the first day of travel.
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