Seasonal bus service from Newcastle to three Northumberland beauty spots returns again for summer

Belsay Hall
The X75 will connect Newcastle city centre with Belsay Hall and Wallington -Credit:Christopher Ison/English Heritage

A scenic Northumberland bus service is set to return for the third consecutive summer from this weekend.

Go North East will run its X75 service in partnership with English Heritage and the National Trust, giving anyone visiting Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens and Wallington free travel from Newcastle city centre. Visitors will also get 20% off their entry prices to both sites.

The bus will run every Saturday from May 4 until September 7, starting at Haymarket bus station. There are four departures each Saturday with the first bus leaving Newcastle at 9.30am and the last returning from Wallington at 5pm.

Charlotte Woolley, Belsay Hall cluster manager at English Heritage, said: "It's great that we’ve been able to partner up with Go North East and National Trust to run the X75 bus again this summer. The Belsay Awakes project is now completed and there is much more to see and do at Belsay Hall.

"Visitors who travel on the Belsay and Wallington Express get a 20% discount on entry. Now is a great time to visit Belsay!"

Sarah Wilkinson, programming and partnerships manager at Wallington, added: "For the third consecutive year the National Trust is working in partnership with English Heritage to offer a fully funded Saturday bus service to access Wallington and Belsay. We are again delighted to be offering a car-free alternative for visitors to be able to enjoy these spectacular places in a more sustainable way."

Go North East also operates the Toon Tour and the AD122, the latter of which takes in sites along Hadrian's Wall and has been named one of the UK's most scenic bus routes. Daniel Laird, head of commercial at Go North East, said the company was thrilled to be working with the National Trust and English Heritage.