Welcome to Iles Tours


Iles Tours: Guided Tours of the North East of England

Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Iles Tours delivers guided walking tours.  When embarking on a journey with us we will show you the past and present whilst envisaging the future of the North East.

What we offer you

From day trips and city tours to being an international traveller on your European tour, Iles tours have a great deal of experience. Since 2013 we have led guided tours and provided educational workshop around the North East. Now you can be a part of this story.  Our Historical tours take you right the way back to the Roman foundations of the North East of England.  We delve into our history and the similarities to the present, from Romans to Normans and Victorian Entrepreneurs the North East has a lot to offer.  Gory Tour delves into crime, punishment and shocking acts; explosions and Necromancers included!

The medieval fortress and Cathedral of Durham (a UNESCO world heritage site) are also yours to discover.  Our guided walks of Durham will show you this great city steeped in religious history and tell you about it’s Saint, Cuthbert, and the Prince Bishops.

Discover with our Tours

Iles Tours showcases what the North East has to offer and invites you to join us in exploring the region’s rich story and heritage. Speak to us about tours today, book and look forward to seeing what Iles Tours has to offer with our map of tour locations below.

Historical Tour

We offer a historical tour that takes you on a journey through Newcastle’s history. Discover how this city was formed from the beginning of Tyneside’s story.

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Welcome to Newcastle! Our Old Newcastle tour introduces you to our historic core of the city. This is a great way to see the city for the first time.

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The Gory tour tells you the story of the darker elements of Newcastle’s history. From murders, gory, science and dark happenings.

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The Durham Historical Tour takes you on a journey through the city from its early times and tells you the history of Saint Cuthbert and Bishops of the city.

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Guided Tours in the North East

Iles Tours provide guided tours of the North East. From Newcastle and Durham to Northumberland we will tell you the story of the North East of England with enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides.


The North East and the Norman Invasion

Every schoolchild knows the events of 1066 but what happened next here in the North East? As the 950th anniversary … Continue reading The North East and the Norman Invasion

Newcastle’s Entrepreneurs

ALEX ILES delves into the history of Newcastle and is inspired by three notable entrepreneurs The Guildhall, Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne. … Continue reading Newcastle’s Entrepreneurs


As Halloween approaches, ALEX ILES explores some gory and grisly events from the history of Newcastle and North … Continue reading TALES OF WITCHES, WARLOCKS, MUMMIES AND SEVERED HEADS