Tom Keating

Regional Qualification(s):

North East, Cumbria



Phone Number(s):

07947-327374, 0191-488-5115

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Personalised guided tours of North East England and Cumbria including Newcastle, Durham, Northumberland and its coastline and castles, Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle and the Lake District. I have great pride and passion for these areas and am privileged to be able to guide visitors around places I love so much personally.
My specialist Guiding and Itinerary Planning Service offers: Friendly relaxed visits.
Personalised sightseeing tours of General or Special Interest.
Guided walks in City, Town, Village, or Countryside.
Itinerary planning/ advice service.
Special tours for corporate guests/partners.
Organised conference tours.
Meet and Greet from airport or ferry.
Regional familiarisation visits.
All year round service.

For individuals, small or large groups, on foot, by car, minibus, or coach with a professional guide. TV and Film locations can be included in tours.

Newcastle is a speciality, and we can provide Newcastle walking tours or Newcastle coach tours, or a combination, which will bring to life exactly what this exciting destination has to offer, its history, heritage and thriving cultural life.
Groups visiting the area can take advantage of welcome talks to introduce the area, or a range of specialist subjects in line with their visit.

Personal Interests:

Newcastle Gateshead Speciality Coach tours, walks
Alnwick Castle, Garden & Holy Island
Durham Dales
Hadrians Wall
Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site
Castles & Pre-History
Coast & Castles - Northumbria
Durham, Newcastle

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

From Norman times onwards, also Fortified Towerhouses often called Pele Towers, and defensive farmhouses called bastles.

Churches & Cathedrals

Durham Cathedral, Escomb Saxon Church, Brinkburn Priory, St. Nicholas' Cathedral Newcastle, Hexham Abbey, Carlisle Cathedral, Cartmel Priory, Lanercost Priory.

Regional Tours

Newcastle sightseeing coach tours and Newcastle walking tours are a speciality. Also,Special interest in cross regional tours between Cumbria and Northumbria incld. world heritage sites of Hadrians wall and Durham.
Durham walks and Durham coach tours and Durham walking tours available.
TV & FILM LOCATIONS can be included in tours.


Museums and Art Galleries of North East England and Cumbria including, Bowes Museum, Great North Museum, Discovery Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, English Heritage and National Trust sites in North East England and Cumbria.

Walking Tours

Newcastle walks include quaysides and bridges panoramas. Other North East England tours include Durham City & Cathedral, Hexham, Hadrians Wall. Cumbria walks include Carlisle, Lake District villages, eg Grasmere

Folklore & Traditions

General interest tours of North East England or Cumbria include those traditions relevant to the area/region

Lecture Subjects

North East England - welcome. Lord Armstrong of Cragside. History of Newcastle. Romans in North East England. Victorian Newcastle. North East Industry Heroes. Admiral Lord Collingwood. Geordie Characters. The Blaydon Races. Durham City. Vindolanda Roman writing tablets.

Conferences & Incentives

Delegate and Partner Tours available, including Coach tours, Walks and Talks.

History & Prehistory

Romans, Hadrians Wall World Heritage site, Edward 1st, border wars, border reivers, Jacobite rebellions.


Special interest tours to Hadrian's Wall Roman sites of Vindolanda and Arbeia to observe archaeologists at work and discuss finds.

Regional Tours

TV and FILM locations can be included in tours.
Examples: Vera, Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Get Carter, Elizabeth,


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