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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.

Vera Half Day TV Locations Tour of Newcastle

2. Vera Half Day TV Locations Tour of Newcastle

Join this wonderful tour which takes fans of the show 'Vera' around the heartlands of where it is filmed in Newscastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead in Northumberland. The fully guided coach tour lasts approximately 4 hours and starts and finishes from central Newscastle. For the first part of the tour you will get to visit some of the Vera locations in Newcastle as well as Gateshead on the other side of the River Tyne. For the second and longer part of your tour you will be heading out towards the coast to explore some of the murder scenes and filming locations at Fish Quay in North Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay before heading back into Newcastle. As part of the tour you'll have the opportunity to get out and see up close some of these locations to catch a good view. Sites you'll visit include Castle Keep, Industrial Film sites, The Staiths, The Sage Gateshead concert venue, the seven bridges of Newcastle, and you’ll have 30 minutes time to explore the Sage and surroundings. During the course of the tour you will get to see clips from the TV show to help you recognise the locations that you'll see on the day.

Newcastle: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

3. Newcastle: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Newcastle, including The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as the Newcastle Castle. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Newcastle: Alnwick and Warkworth Castle Guided Tour

4. Newcastle: Alnwick and Warkworth Castle Guided Tour

Explore one of the most captivating medieval families in the British Isles as you take a tour of the castles of Alnwick and Warkworth. See the current residence of the Percys known for its world-famous poison garden on this guided tour. Learn about both castles which were residences of the Percy family, a powerful noble family of Northern England in the Middle Ages. Hear how the castles were used by the Earls of Northumberland and powerful lords in English history. Walk around Alnwick castle which is featured in the Harry Potter movies, most famously as Gryffindor's common room and parts of Hogwarts. Hear how the castle was used as a border castle, fighting the Scots on the Anglo-Scottish border. Visit Warkworth, the Percy family's original fortress, which picturesquely sits next to the Coquet River. Admire its church, one of the best-preserved Norman Churches in England.

Newcastle: Prehistoric North East England Private Tour

5. Newcastle: Prehistoric North East England Private Tour

Discover the ancient history of Northumberland on a private guided day tour. Discover the ancient lodgings of Howick, the rock art of Lordenshaws, and Bronze Age burial mounds at Simonside. Meet in Newcastle city center and embark on a journey through human history around Northumberland. Explore sites where ancient humans lived such as houses built at the end of the last Ice Age on the coast at Howick. Admire the 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.

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What people are saying about Newcastle, UK

Overall rating

2.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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

The day was excellently organised, really informative and interesting, and the locations were gorgeous. If you are a Vera fan you’ll love it!

Learnt a lot about Newcastle as well as Vera. There is a lot more to Newcastle than I thought. Top marks to my guide and the coach driver

A friendly welcome. Comfortable coach , little snippets of Vera episodes to add to the coordinated stops. Good value for money

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