7 Day Northern England City Tour by Train Itinerary

This itinerary will take you to some of the most well-known cities in Northern England including Liverpool, Manchester, York, Newcastle. We ended the itinerary in Edinburgh because Edinburgh is a fantastic city and then you have the choice to either fly out of Edinburgh Airport or stay longer and see Scotland.

Here is the Northern England City Train Itinerary we created:

Day 1-3  Liverpool
Fly into Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Spend two nights in Liverpool like we did.
Explore Royal Albert Dock, Cavern Club, Tate Liverpool, Penny Lane and Sefton Park.
Have a coffee at 92 Degree Coffee.

Vegan Guide to Liverpool

Day 3-4  Manchester
Take the train to Manchester. Approx 1 hour train ride.
Spend one night in Manchester like we did.
Explore Northern Quarter, National Football Museum, look for street art and see a gig.
Eat a vegan burger at V REV.

Day 4 - 5  York
Take the train to York from Manchester. Approx 1 hour 30-minute train ride.
Spend one night in York. We only spent 5 hours in York and managed to see quite a bit.
Explore York Minster, The Shambles, Market, Clifford's Tower and go on the Ghost Bus Tour at night.
Have some delicious vegan food at El Piano

Day 5 - 6 Newcastle
Take the train to Newcastle. Approx 1 hour train ride.
Spend one night in Newcastle. We saw a lot during our day trip there.
Explore Newcastle Castle, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Millenium Bridge, and walk along Hadrian’s Wall Path. Take a day trip to Durham and Explore Durham Cathedral.
Have lunch at Tea Sutra Teahouse.

Day 6 - 7 Edinburgh
Take the train to Edinburgh. Approx 1 hour 30-minute train ride.
Spend one night in Edinburgh. Or stay longer. Check out our visit during the Fringe Festival.
Explore Edinburgh Castle, The Real Mary King's Close, hike Arthur's Seat, and the National Museum of Scotland.
Eat at Harmonium. Check our vegan guide for more options.
From here you could fly out of Edinburgh Airport or for a longer trip refer to our road trip around Scotland Itinerary.

Vegan Guide to Edinburgh

We really enjoyed our Northern England trip. For most of our trips to northern England, we went off peak so the weather wasn't the nicest but we also didn't have to worry too much about crowds. Following this Northern England itinerary, you'll get to see a lot of northern England cities in a short amount of time. You can always stay in cities longer if you research and find that a longer stay is needed for what you would like to see.

If you are planning on seeing Scotland then have a look at our 9 Day Itinerary for Road Tripping Around Scotland. You will need to rent a car in order to follow this Itinerary.

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