Alex Jacobs

Regional Qualification(s):

North East


English, German

Phone Number(s):

07813 787 009, 0191 500 95 71

Contact guide


I am bilingual and fluent in English and German.

I specialise in bespoke quality tours across this beautiful and diverse region and believe that my passion for North East England is passed on to my guests who enjoy a memorable insight into one of Britain's hidden gems.

Northern Secrets Ltd specialises in tailor-made inbound vacations for individuals & small/large groups to North East England and aims to take guests on unforgettable experiences to cherish forever.

Experience North Ltd is our preferred partner in destination management (DMC) for the whole of the North of England and can help with all your tour planning and destination requirements. for more information.

As a Blue Badge tourist guide and within the businesses I am a part of, we are all fully accredited as "Good to Go" post-COVID-19, offer highly flexible cancellation policies and have put all steps in place to create a safe & still authentic tour experience. You can find out more on our websites.

Personal Interests:

Newcastle & Gateshead
Industrial Heritage and Regeneration
Durham - City and Cathedral
Northumberland - Coast, Castles, Roman Heritage...
North Pennines (Durham Dales)
Hadrian's Wall
Special interest groups
Social History of North East England
Corporate Travel / Incentives

Special Interests:

Industrial Heritage

The grand industrial past of Newcastle upon Tyne; lead mining in the North Pennines; coal mining; innovators of the North East. Urban Regeneration and the future of Newcastle upon Tyne.

History & Prehistory

From Romans (e.g. Hadrian's Wall) to Saxons (e.g. Bede), Normans (e.g. regional castles) to Border Wars, industrial heritage and urban regeneration. North East England is home to all!

Regional Tours

General interest and themed tours in this place of unique character, ranging from unspoilt sandy beaches and breathtaking countryside landscapes to vibrant cities rich in culture and history.

Interpreting & Translating

English / German & German / English


In the footsteps of Saint Cuthbert, Saint Aidan and the Venerable Bede; The Kingdom of Northumbria and the cradle of Christianity in England.

International Links

I have lived in Germany for many years and enjoy finding social, geopolitical, historical and contemporary links with Germany and our facinating region.


Site visits, guided tours of regional museums including highlights within.

Britain Today
Walking Tours

Hadrian's Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham & Durham Cathedral, coastal walks

Politics & Government

Topics can include: Structural / Urban Regeneration, Brexit and the aftermath, Scotland after the referendum in 2014, political structure in North East England.


York Minster

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons.) Tourism Management

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