Welcome to Iles Tours

STEP INTO THE STORY

We know that the best trips live on in the memories that stay with you. That’s why Iles Tours doesn’t do ordinary walking tours. Instead, we take you on a journey into the fascinating stories that have shaped England’s unique history, people and culture for over 2,000 years – and are still unfolding today. You’ll have fun, learn new things and come away with a great story to tell.

FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

With walking tours across Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and Tyneside, we’ll show you North East England as you’ve never seen it before.

TOP TOURS

From one-hour walks to full-day trips, each one of our guided walking tours offers an experience to remember. Here are some you might like.

NEWCASTLE HISTORY TOUR

Trace the story of Newcastle from its Roman roots to the present day. A popular tour and the perfect introduction to this historic city.

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DURHAM HALF-DAY TOUR

Soak in the atmosphere of Durham’s famous medieval city, including its cathedral, ancient treasures and familiar locations from blockbuster movies.

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NEWCASTLE HALF-DAY TOUR

Experience a thousand years of history inside Newcastle’s cathedral and castle. Discover the city’s inventions and people that have changed the world.

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NEWCASTLE ROMAN FORT TOUR

Discover how soldiers lived on the frontier of the Roman Empire with a visit to the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall and its ancient Roman fort.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Nothing matters more to us than giving you an experience you’ll love. That’s why we’re top-rated by customers on TripAdvisor.

“So glad I found Alex! [He] made us feel like we went back in time with his stories of local history. He was prompt, courteous and very knowledgeable. Worth every penny and even impressed my local family telling them facts about the area they didn’t even know. A great way to see a fascinating city. Thanks Alex! Couldn’t recommend it more.”

Tatularu, USA – via Trip Advisor

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CORPORATE TOURS

Show your clients, employees or guests why England’s vibrant North East is a fantastic place to live, work and do business.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Give your students an unforgettable learning experience with immersive History workshops based on your school’s curriculum.

DISCOVER AMAZING PLACES

Whether you’re planning a trip or simply curious about English history, we’ll show you more of what North East England has to offer.

OUR STORY

Alex Iles started Iles Tours in 2013 because the places, history and culture he found in England’s North East were too good to keep to himself.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

If you have questions about any of our tours or want to explore bespoke tour packages, we would love to hear from you.

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

TALES OF WITCHES, WARLOCKS, MUMMIES AND SEVERED HEADS

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

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