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Northumberland: Full-Day Tour of Vera Filming Locations

1. Northumberland: Full-Day Tour of Vera Filming Locations

Follow in the footsteps of Ann Cleeves’ no-nonsense Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope on this full-day guided tour of “Vera” film locations in Northumberland by coach. Get an insider perspective of ITV’s best-loved detective drama. Starting and ending in the center of Newcastle, visit coastal locations in Northumberland including Amble, Warkworth, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, and Lindisfarne Island (or Holy Island), the fictional home of Vera. See more than 15 actual locations from episodes all the way through ten years of "Vera." Enjoy time to get on and off the coach and see some locations up close with plenty of opportunities to take photos.

Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

2. Hadrian's Wall: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Feel Roman history come to life as you discover just what Britain was like under the Caesars on this 2-hour tour of Hadrian's Wall. Explore this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site with a local guide dressed in an authentic costume of the era, and discover hidden archaeological gems. Hear your guide weave a narrative from both sides of the wall — the tales of the natives and the stories told by the occupying forces — and walk along the iconic central section of Hadrian's Wall. See a milecastle (a rectangular fortification) and one of the best sections of the Vallum defensive ditch. Throughout your tour, admire the magnificent backdrop of the Northumberland National Park, and enjoy some of the best views across the rugged moorland vistas.

Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Tour in Spanish

3. Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Tour in Spanish

The tour will depart at 08:45 from Edinburgh and return to the original departure point at approximately 20:00. You will leave Edinburgh to stop in the village of Roslin, where you will be able to see the ruins of its castle and the famous Rosslyn Chapel, a Gothic structure built during the 15th century that maintains its mysterious attraction. It is well-known all over the world for the connections established by Dan Brown with Masonic and Templar theories.                                                                                                                     Later on, you will cross the green fields of the Lowlands, and reach Jedburgh, a small town in the border between England and Scotland. After crossing the border, you will go through the Northumberland National Park, one of the most important national parks in England, where you will visit the main attraction of your journey: Hadrian's Wall. This structure, a UNESCO World Heritage, is one of the most impressive Roman works of engineering. It splits the island in two parts, and it was the empire's northern frontier. You will also visit the military camp of Vindolanda. After this main visit, see the charming village of Gretna Green, one of the world’s most popular wedding destinations, where you will be able to rest and enjoy its wonderful environment before your way back to Edinburgh.

From Edinburgh: Alnwick Garden Magical Christmas Light Trail

4. From Edinburgh: Alnwick Garden Magical Christmas Light Trail

Treat yourself to something special this holiday season in the Edinburgh area. Head off from Edinburgh to discover the Alnwick Garden's Christmas Light Trail. Enjoy free time to explore the grounds and take photos, grab food and drinks, and walk around. After a short break in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, continue towards The Alnwick Garden, reaching it just in time for the sun to set and the light show to really begin. Your tickets for this are included in the price of the tour, meaning you won’t have to pay any extra admission fees. The Alnwick Garden really goes all out for the Light Trail, and what is normally filled with beautiful flowers during the year becomes a magical Christmas escape, full of lights and projections across every inch of the gardens. Ideal for a romantic hand-held stroll under the fairy lights, or a family outing before the big day arrives. There might even be some mistletoe somewhere in there if you are looking for a Christmas date idea. After about 2 hours of exploring the garden and enjoying the beautiful light trail, getting some selfies under all the lights, and grabbing some festive food and drink from the vendors available there, head back to Edinburgh. Following the same route back, see how many houses you can see with all their decorations out and lit up. After another short break in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, arrive back in Edinburgh in the evening, where you could even keep the festivities going.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

I booked the 2 hour tour from Germany. Everything went well with the booking. We were on time at the meeting point as was the guide. There were 4 other couples in the group who spoke English. Even if we didn't understand every word because of the dialect, the guide comes from the Newcastle area, but we could always ask. The guide was very friendly. It was great that before we walked 1 1/2 hours on Hadrian's Wall, he told us about the history of Hadrian's Wall for half an hour in Celtic armor including weapons, which we were also informed very clearly about. After a total of 2 hours we were back at the meeting point. Other participants had booked a longer tour and continued the tour. Gladly again at the next opportunity.

As with the previous half day in Newcast not only did we see Vera locations but also little fishing ports and inland hamlets. But the star location was Holey Island, we left just under two hours before it was cut off again when the tide came in. How did they find an isolated cottage on the island to portray where Vera lives ? Two very good days. Recommend Pilgrims Coffee on the island

Decided on a guided tour as it's hard to know where to start with Hadrian's Wall. This was a perfect introduction. Entertaining and fascinating talk by a friendly Celt in full costume, followed by easy access to the wall and lots of explanation and answered questions. Well worth the money, Thank you!

Kevin did a great job showing us this excellent section of the Wall and giving us the historical background including Roman and British armor/clothing.

Fran was the absolute best. Would highly recommend this tour to any Vera fan.