Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy modern British cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • See the remains of a Roman fort
  • Visit JORVIK Viking Centre to learn more about York's Viking past
  • Explore the beautiful Lake District on guided hikes
  • See Hadrian's Wall
  • Visit dramatic Bamburgh Castle, parts of which date to the 11th century
  • See the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 10 Days

A 10-Day Driving Itinerary

This journey through unspoiled areas of northern England is an enjoyable road trip in its own right. We flew into London and boarded the high-speed train to York from King’s Cross station, a trip of just over two hours. York lies some 20 miles north of England’s primary industrial belt — which includes the major cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds — but North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland contain some of the most scenically impressive landscapes in the country, as well as several national parks and numerous places of cultural interest.