England Roadtrip – Newcastle and York

Hey Everyone, back in March My mate Alex and I ventured off on another road trip to visit the North of England. We checked out Newcastle, York and brief peeks at Nottingham and Durham. It was nice to get out of London for a bit, get some fresher air and see some new places. We were lucky enough to stay with a relative of Alex’s for free in Newcastle so saved money on accommodation.


Angel of the north

The Angel of the North – personally I think it’s quite ugly!

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle 

Newcastle tiny door

So many tiny doors in England – I’m obsessed! 

We got in late on the first day and started exploring Newcastle the next. We stumbled up Newcastle – Castle which was tiny, we wandered around the main shopping street, found a local vegan joint to have lunch at and later on met up with Alex’s relative to have a cocktail. We headed back home and had a lovely home cooked meal followed by bed time.

Nottingham - Oldest inn in england


York alleys

Making friends in York 

York Minster

York Minster 

Day two we headed off early and had a wee detour through Durham before heading to York to explore. We parked the car and just wandered around the cobbled streets, found a cute place for lunch, walked along the city walls, checked out the Minster and just generally wandered around checking out. We headed out late afternoon and stopped by Nottingham to check out the Oldest Inn in England and saw a bit of the castle above.

It was a fun few days away, I particularity enjoyed  York. I thought Newcastle was nothing special, we didn’t see enough of Nottingham or Durham to really judge. York was just easy to walk around, very old so was cool to look at the old buildings and the old city walls themselves, lots of little alleyways and streets with little shops and cafes. I’d definitely recommend a look if you want to explore the north of England, Newcastle not so much!

York old city walls

Walking along the old city walls, York 

York river



York Castle 


Have you explored northern England?