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Welcome to the north of England! The castles and fortress region of England offers hiking and active vacationers as well as relaxation seekers and culture enthusiasts the optimal vacation spot. Our destination port Newcastle is already a highlight. It offers cosmopolitan cities with numerous highlights! Well connected by road or hiking trails you can reach other pearls of the North: Durham and York. Both cities are waiting for you with impressive castles and cathedrals. And those who have not yet had enough of the castle atmosphere can discover Northumberland for themselves.
Travel northwest and you will arrive in an area dominated by steep mountain ridges and sparkling lakes: the Lake District National Park. From the Visitor Center (Lake District Visitor Information Center), you can take the most challenging hikes, past countless mountain lakes.
In Yorkshire, you can walk through moorland landscapes brightened by flowers with purple and yellow splashes of color. You can take the toughest long-distance footpath in Britain, take a cruise on the Trans Pennine Canal, cross the Humber River over one of the longest suspension bridges in the world or stroll through boutiques along ancient roads.
The North Pennines are officially recognized as one of the most beautiful and natural areas in England. They are home to Europe's first geopark with the largest continuous waterfall in England, the "High Force". Here you will discover a unique flora and fauna, for which this area is famous.
Tees Vally greets its visitors with a sublime coastline of steep cliffs, peaceful hills and stunning scenery, where you will find small, medieval market towns.
We are Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 and the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2019!