North East Sightseeing Tours

Martin Stait North East Tour Guide

I am an experienced tour guide in North East England. This includes site tours of Durham Cathedral, the Laing art gallery, Great North Museum Hancock and Shipley Art Gallery and walking tours of Newcastle upon Tyne, Berwick upon Tweed and Barnard Castle. I am also a member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides and the North East England Tourist Guides.

Walking Tours Offered

Newcastle upon Tyne Walking Tours

I offer a 2-3 hour walking Tour along a section of the town wall, Blackfriars, China Town, St Andrews churchyard, Eldon Square, Greys Monument, Grainger Town, Theatre Royal, Bigg Market, Station, St Nicholas Cathedral, Castle, Guildhall and Newcastle Quayside.

Durham Walking Tours

I offer a 1-hour walking Tour from the Durham Passport Office along the River Wear, crossing the Framwellgate and Prebends bridges and up the South and North Bailey to view the cathedral and castle from Palace Green. Finally, we walk through Durham Market Place back to the Walkergate shopping complex.

Site & Museum Tours

Durham Cathedral

A unique tour experience telling the tales of the cathedral, leading you through the medieval monastery.

Great North Museum Hancock

I have experienced giving tours of the Roman exhibits, geology and flora / fauna of North East England.

Coach Tours

North East Tourist Coach Tours

I am experienced at giving guides from coaches throughout County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Newcastle upon Tyne.

*Please Note: It is your responsibility to hire the coach and driver

Contact Martin

Get in touch to start planning your own walking tours within the North East of England.

Through our experience and expert local knowledge, we can put together a tour that meets your requirements. This can be done through the best tours to take and ensuring that you see the best landmarks that the North East of England has to offer.

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WOW! Martin is the BEST! He was my tour guide and what a wealth of information he shared on our tour. It’s one thing to have a command of historic events and key destinations, but it’s quite a gift when one can bring history to life! Martin has the gift! The pace of the tour was quite leisurely with lots of time for questions and discussion. I especially liked the “side stories and lore” of key people. If you’re visiting Newcastle, I highly recommend taking this tour at your first opportunity. It has made the rest of our stay so much more meaningful!

Lisa R,

Very informative. Martin was an excellent tour guide who took the time to answer our questions thoroughly and in an interesting way. He clearly knew his stuff and the tour was pitched at the right level, including a well earned coffee in the historic market.


We booked this tour for something to do rather than the usual shopping etc and we were really glad we did. Very friendly and relaxed but informative.


Really enjoyed this tour of Newcastle. Martin’s deep knowledge of key figures and events in the city’s history, along with his obvious personal interest in and love of the place, made it a really pleasant afternoon. The pace was good and made what was quite a lot of walking very manageable (perhaps a little more time for letting people take photographs would be helpful, though) and the tour took in a wide variety of places of interest.
I would really recommend this tour, it was a good choice.