As the ‘Border County’ between England and Scotland, it is not surprising to learn that a great many battles have been fought throughout Northumberland in the past. Until the union of the English and Scottish Crowns with the accession of James I to the throne in 1603, life in these debatable lands could be extremely dangerous. Law and order gradually developed and the heyday of Border raids slowly came to an end. The bloody past of these struggles has left an imprint in the landscape and a rich and colourful history, full of legends and folklore. A notable feature of Northumberland’s heritage as a Border region, is that it has more castles than any other part of England.
Full day tour (approx. 8 hours)
Complimentary transport included for 2-4 people
£95 per Adult
Start Location: We can collect you from your accommodation or organise transport to collect you.
Distance: The tour takes place inside of historic venues with good surfaces to walk on. We can drive the vehicle close to the venue for easier access, should you require. We can extend the length of the walk if you would like to do so. If so please see the Leisurely Walk description.
Leisurely Walk: A walk for reasonably fit people with a little country walking experience.
It will include unsurfaced rural paths.
Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended
Times: The tour runs throughout the year. Start time is 9:00am and finish time is 5:00pm. Booking is essential
Amenities: Lunch options include restaurants, bars and take away fish and chips. Which can be booked on the day to suit your preference.