Iles Tours welcomes you to Durham. Since 2012 we have provided a range of guided and bespoke tours for customers coming to the North East.
Durham and the surrounding region are amazing locations to visit with a history that has impacted on the world from faith to the simple coal that powered the world's factories in the 20th Century. Our Tours take you on a journey through the history and geography of County Durham from its early times.
We can provide short group excursions in Durham from hour-long walks to multiple day experiences. These can be larger scale options of our standard tours (purchasable on our website) or more tailored experiences to suit your group's needs and interests. Ultimately we want you to discover this fantastic part of the North East and to see why we are so passionate about it, contact us to discuss how we can best provide a package that suits you.
Half-Day Walking Tour of Durham
Soak in the atmosphere of Durham’s famous medieval city, including its cathedral, ancient treasures, and familiar locations from blockbuster movies.
Sitting under the fantastic Cathedral of St Cuthbert of Durham and the imposing Castle, Durham is one of the most famous cities in the North of England. This walking tour of Durham gives you an in-depth introduction to a city that has grown around the shrine of its Anglo-Saxon saint, St. Cuthbert. The Bishops of Durham were both church and military leaders defending the North of England from the Scottish threat.
Discover the Mighty Prince Bishops
Explore the fortresses of the most powerful northern lords in the Middle Ages.
The Prince Bishops of Durham were incredibly powerful lords and religious leaders in the North of England during the Middle Ages. They wielded the power of both secular lords and medieval bishops – being able to rival monarchs at points in their power. It often joked during the Middle Ages that there were two kings in England – one sat in London wearing a crown while the other sat in Durham wearing a mitre.
During this tour, we will explore the UNESCO world heritage site, Durham Cathedral. From there we will have lunch before proceeding to Auckland Castle – now famous for the internationally acclaimed Auckland Project. Here you will explore Auckland Castle and the Faith Museum, telling the story of Christianity in the British Isles.
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* Iles Tours is open Monday to Saturday 9 am - 6 pm.
We close for Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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