About Iles Tours

Fuelled by a passion of the North East and Newcastle, Alexander Iles founded Iles Tours on 9th March 2013. This enthusiasm began when Alexander was a student and he quickly developed a love for the city in discovering its culture and people.

‘I wanted to show people the layers of history here in Newcastle – the ones I see on a daily basis as I walk about the city, read its history and talk to its people.’

Alex Iles – Iles Tours Founder

Since this point, Alexander has continued to develop tours of Newcastle and the North East whilst expanding into Educational workshops. He is always looking for new avenues to show off the North East and to create exciting partnerships that reinforce this.

Our mission statement:

‘To show you where Newcastle and the North East has come from, where it is now and where the city is going in the future.’

We look forward to meeting you soon.


Alexander Iles

Alexander Iles came to Newcastle in 2008 to study Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, followed by a Masters in Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship.  As Alexander discovered more about Newcastle he became more passionate about the city and region and decided to start a business.  Iles Tours was born,  the first tour was launched on the 9th of March 2012.

Alexander’s dream is to expand Iles Tours across the North East, England and eventually to Europe. The aim is always to help people be passionate about where they live and connect the past with the present. He also has a passion for entrepreneurship and seeing people creating businesses in the North East.

Alexander is also a  volunteer at his local church Hillsong Newcastle. His main hobby is long distance walking and reading fantasy and science fiction – which he enjoys because of the imagination and inspiration within the genre.