Loading...
Home2021-11-20T12:28:49+00:00

LONDON

400 Miles
2000 Years
Trials & Tribulations
Growth & Greatness
Milestones & Miscellania

EDINBURGH

The Great North Road

Towns

History

People

Rivers

Latest Articles

Covering topics from the Romans to Renewable Energy

Baker Perkins

Engineering company, Baker Perkins, operated an overnight Great North Road trunker service between its factories at Peterborough and on Tyneside...

Ermine Street

The southern section of Ermine Street aligns closely with the Old North Road, merging with Great North Road near Godmanchester, before heading eastwards.....

Dere Street

Dere Street is the name generally used to describe the Roman road leading from York to the Firth of Forth. It was constructed by the military to secure the colonisation...

Lindisfarne

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne lies 4 miles from the Great North Road between Berwick and Newcastle. The Northumberland coast is magnificent, and Lindisfarne is...

Buckden Palace

Buckden Palace sits directly alongside the Great North Road. In medieval times it straddled the road in Buckden with the Bishop’s Palace and Little Park to...

Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin, the “Flying Highwayman”, was famed for his bravery, resolution and generosity. A scoundrel and a thief but also a gentleman who minimised any...

Medieval Transport

Knowledge of medieval transport is decidedly patchy. There are precious few maps before that of Ogilby in the 17th century so we have to piece together the picture from...

King James I

A meandering but triumphant journey south along the Great North Road marked the start of the reign of King James I in 1603. It was his first visit to England...

Still not sure where to start your Great North Road journey?

Try this random article……

Go to Top