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Ancient Northumberland

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  • 8 Hours
  • Grade: Moderate
  • From £166.00

Walk in the footsteps of ancient humans 

learn about the lives of ancient people in North East England.

This tour will take you on a journey through prehistoric Northumberland. So much of human history is unrecorded and we have to piece it together through archaeology and the interactions of ancient peoples. On this tour we will take you on a journey around Northumberland showing you sites where ancient humans lived.

We will take you from houses built at the end of the last Ice age on the coast at Howick, through to neolithic rock art panels at Lordenshaws and bronze age burial mounds above them at Simonside and finally iron age hillforts in the Ingram valley! This tour is a fantastic way to discover a world that was never written about but has been painstakingly pieced together to help us understand the human story of our world!

Pickup & Drop Off

We offer the option for transport to collect you from a pre-arranged location (approximately 9am) and return you after the tour.

Departure Time


What to Bring

  • Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!)
  • Shoes you’re comfortable walking in
  • A camera to capture photos of your favourite sights

Before you Come

  • We’ll need a mobile/cell phone number that we can contact you on in case of any last-minute changes on the day of your tour
  • Let us know if you have any disabilities within your group (e.g. wheelchair use, vision impairment) and we will make the necessary arrangements
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines.
  • We ask customers to wear a face covering inside buildings.
  • Your guide will not shake your hand during the tour for mutual safety.
  • For all other COVID-19 information please visit ‘Keeping you safe’
  • We ask customers to wear a face covering inside buildings.
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is cancelled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

If you Need to Cancel

  • More than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll provide a full refund
  • Less than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 50% cancellation fee
  • Less than 1 day before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 100% cancellation fee