Scratch beneath the surface of this northern city to discover a place rich in history and culture. Your expert guide will take you right into the historical heart of Newcastle to learn how the original settlement developed into the city it is today. Check out St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Black Gate and the Bigg Market – one of the city's medieval markets that’s still thriving today. What 3 Words starting location: ///intent.shot.bright
Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich past and handsome architecture on a two-hour walking tour of its historical highlights. Learn about the city’s Roman, Norman and mercantile history. Admire Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and the Castle Keep. Hear about the Victorian entrepreneurs who made Newcastle a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution. And take in the revamped Quayside, where cutting-edge venues overlook the River Tyne. Every step of the way, you’ll absorb the city’s vibrant atmosphere, rooted in the famously friendly natures of the ‘Geordie’ locals. What 3 Words starting location: ///rotate.angel.monks
Gain a deeper understanding of your camera and learn how to capture fantastic images in the dark with this Night Photography Workshop. With help and guidance from an expert, you’ll learn how to photograph architecture, street scenes, and moving water at night – as well as how to capture light trails from moving vehicles. There’ll be plenty of one-to-one support throughout, and you’ll be shown how to get creative control over your camera, as well as how to use a torch to ‘light paint’ the features you want to stand out. With a choice of Newcastle, Durham or York city centres, you can take your pick of where you’d like to explore. What's Included? Night photography workshop Learn how to take excellent photographs at night Choice of Durham, York or Newcastle city centre Capture architecture, street scenes, light trails and more Learn how to edit and print your images Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? You’ll need to bring your camera, along with a tripod and a torch. On arrival at your meeting point, you’ll be welcomed by your instructor, before heading to the workshop location with the rest of the class. You’ll learn how to set up and operate your camera in the dark, before exploring the city centre of your choice, photographing architecture, street scenes, light trails from moving vehicles, and more. Validity Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date Participant guidelines Minimum age: 8 (under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult) You will need a camera that can have shutter speed, aperture, ISO and focus manually set ie DSLR or mirrorless You will need to bring a tripod and torch The experience involves walking a distance of under one mile, at a steady pace Toilets may not be available at the site The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability The experience is available on selected nights (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) and times nights October to April. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 1 hour 30 minutes for the full experience What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Location Co Durham - Durham Newcastle - Gateshead Yorkshire – York
NewcastleProudly standing where the “Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea”, the popular seaside resort of Newcastle features a mile-long beach promenade and all the trappings of a typical holiday location – ice-cream parlours aplenty, numerous coffee shops, friendly pubs, arcades and some great playparks. Not to mention the fantastic restaurant options! Dominating the landscape almost everywhere you turn in County Down, the Mountains of Mourne are the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland. Looking at these impressive peaks from afar is enchanting enough, but if you fancy a closer look then your driver can take you on a lovely drive through the mountain roads where the remarkable scenery is sure to delight. We can also drop you off and pick you up, and suggest routes, should you wish to take advantage of the excellent network of paths and tracks that see the Mournes being continuously voted the ‘Best Walking Destination in Northern Ireland’.
How would you like to learn to take fantastic photographs and capture a moment for a lifetime? This walking tour will teach you how to photograph one of the UK’s greatest cities at night using your own camera. You’ll choose from nine cities including Manchester, Leeds, London, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Birmingham for this extraordinary opportunity as you learn from a professional guide how to get the most out of your DSLR camera. You’ll be taught how to capture fantastic images of the cityscape by taking control of your camera and learning about aperture, shutter speed, lighting and composition. With some of the most famous landmarks in the country as your focus, this hands-on, creative, practical and fun tour will give you the knowledge to continue to take great photos for years to come. What's Included? 2 hour group photography tour Choice of cities - Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham A professional guide to lead you and advise on photographic techniques Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at the meeting point in your chosen city, you’ll be greeted by your professional guide who will lead you on a fascinating walking tour. This two hour experience will teach you how to take great images at night, using your camera’s manual settings to achieve exciting effects that you never thought possible. You’ll be taught about how to effectively use aperture, shutter speed, lighting and composition to enable you to take stunning images wherever you go. Enjoy taking photos of some of the most iconic landmarks in the country in this spectacular experience you’ll never forget. Participant guidelines Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult For this course, you will need to be at intermediate level of photography, know your way around the controls of your camera and want to build on the foundation of knowledge you already have The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location Availability Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. This experience is available on selected weekdays from September to April (with some availability in London during the summer). We recommend you book four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience. The start and finish times will vary slightly throughout the year to enable you to get the best lighting in any season. What should I wear? You should wear flat soled shoes or boots and comfortable casual clothing suitable for the time of year and weather conditions. What about the weather? Bad weather may affect your experience. If your experience cannot take place due to the weather an alternative date will be offered to you. You are advised to contact the location the day before your experience. Additional information A tripod is recommended but not essential. You will need a DSLR camera (Digital Single Lens Reflex). A compact, standard digital camera will not be sufficient. Please call the supplier for further details and types of cameras to bring. There will be a maximum of eight people on the course. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Northumberland Travel Guide - Travel tips and expert advice including Newcastle hotels and restaurants, Pennines, the Castle Coast and history. Also covering pubs and cafes, walking routes, beaches, wildlife, wild swimming, birdwatching, Alnwick Castle and gardens, Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne, Kielder, Morpeth, Cheviot Hills and the Heritage Coast.
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 'This is travel writing at its best.' Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the Year His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along 'the Marches' - the frontier that divides their two countries, Scotland and England. Brian, a ninety-year-old former colonial official and intelligence officer, arrives in Newcastle from Scotland dressed in tartan and carrying a draft of his new book You Know More Chinese Than You Think. Rory comes from his home in the Lake District, carrying a Punjabi fighting stick which he used when walking across Afghanistan. On their six-hundred-mile, thirty-day journey - with Rory on foot, and his father 'ambushing' him by car - the pair relive Scottish dances, reflect on Burmese honey-bears, and on the loss of human presence in the British landscape. On mountain ridges and in housing estates they uncover a forgotten country crushed between England and Scotland: the Middleland. They cross upland valleys which once held forgotten peoples and languages - still preserved in sixth-century lullabies and sixteenth-century ballads. The surreal tragedy of Hadrian's Wall forces them to re-evaluate their own experiences in the Iraq and Vietnam wars. The wild places of the uplands reveal abandoned monasteries, border castles, secret military test sites and newly created wetlands. They discover unsettling modern lives, lodged in an ancient land. Their odyssey develops into a history of nationhood, an anatomy of the landscape, a chronicle of contemporary Britain and an exuberant encounter between a father and a son. And as the journey deepens, and the end approaches, Brian and Rory fight to match, step by step, modern voices, nationalisms and contemporary settlements to the natural beauty of the Marches, and a fierce absorption in tradition in their own unconventional lives.