Want to enjoy some of the UK’s best kept secrets and create a staycation tailored to you? Then The Explorer’s Road is your one-stop-shop for building and booking your bespoke tour of the east of England. Whether you’re travelling on foot, bike, car or train – or a combination of all – we’ve teamed up with local tourism agencies to put together a selection of lesser-known destinations, including regional towns and cities, stunning historic and iconic sites, landscapes and coasts, arts and culture. We’ll also show you where to find the best food and drink, superb local retailers, and source quality local accommodation providers for you, so your stay combines all the best kept secrets of the region. Let us do the hard work and give you the inside track on who, what and where you need to get the best from the region.
So can we inspire you to take your pick from our hidden gems as well as some of the best-known destinations from Northumberland to Hertfordshire? Our website is easy to navigate and will show you how you can book every element so you can tailor your holiday and explore as much as you wish of this very special 300 mile route.
Who are we? The Explorer’s Road is spearheaded by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, the award-winning destination management and marketing agency, and funded by the Discover England Fund, a major VisitEngland endeavour. We’ve partnered with the mainline east coast railway, LNER, as well as key regional tourism agencies, to give you the gold standard in choices to escape the every day. We’re also on top of the evolving Government Covid-19 guidelines so you can be reassured you can have a safe holiday in 2021. If ever there was a year to take you on a journey, The Explorer’s Road will have something for you.