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Anglo-Saxon Northumberland

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  • 8 Hours
  • Grade: Moderate
  • From £260.00

The Ancient warrior kings of Northumberland

Discover the ancient kingdom of Northumbria and its powerful kings

Northumbria was, for much of the 7th and 8th centuries, the most powerful kingdom in the British Isles with Kings like the ferocious Æthelfrith, saintly Oswald and cunning Oswi able to project power over many other kingdoms in the British Isles. These kings built and created an amazing melting pot of Anglo-Saxon, British, Irish, Scottish and Pictish influence with both the sword and the church.

On this tour we will take you to Ad Gefrin, England’s first whiskey distillery and Anglo-Saxon Museum which tells the story of the Kings of Northumbria and their royal palace at Yevering Bell: Ad Gefrin. We will then travel to Bamburgh where we will visit St. Aidan’s Church and Bamburgh Castle before returning you to your accommodation at the end of the day.

For groups of four or fewer, please get in touch with us to organise your bespoke booking. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

Customers travelling from Edinburgh: Please note, we can collect customers from Alnmouth train station at no additional cost, but for groups of four or fewer there will be an additional surcharge of £500.00 for travel for Edinburgh collection and drop off.

    Pickup & Drop Off

    We collect customers from your accommodation on the day of the tour, please include details of your accommodation during booking to facilitate this. 

    Departure Time

    We will collect you by 9 am on the day of your tour. 

    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 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