Duration
5 Days
Dates
26th September 2022
Price
From £589

A Magical Tour of Northumbria exploring Holy Island, Durham and Alnwick Castle

Northumbria was an early medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom in what is now Northern England and South East Scotland with miles of unspoiled sandy beaches, rolling countryside, history, and heritage all in one County, and easy access to the nearby Newcastle & Durham.  Northumberland really is the ideal destination.

Price is per person sharing a double or twin room and is based on 30 passengers. 10 Singles at no supplement.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    Barnard Castle 

    Travel to your hotel via the Bowes Museum with a tour of the nationally renowned art collection. Also known as the North's Museum of Art, Fashion & Design, the museum is filled with art collections spanning three floors in the magnificent French-styled building.

    Alnwick Castle

    Visit Alnwick Castle & Gardens, complete with a guided tour of the State Room. The second largest inhabited castle in England, Alnwick Castle has been home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years and is brimming with drama, intrigue and history. Combining magnificent medeival architecture with spectacular Italian State Rooms, the castle is ideal for group visits. It has also been used as a filming location for major film and television productions, featuring as Hogwarts in Harry Potter, and as a location for Downton Abbey.

    Lindisfarne

    Take a day visiting Holy Island and take a boat cruise to Inner Farne. Holy Island is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, and is one of the most important centres of early English Christianity. Irish monks settled here in AD 635 and the monastery became the centre of a major saint's cult, honouring Cuthbert and the ruins can still be seen today. Once on Inner Farne, if you're lucky, you will see grey seals in the water and puffins hatching.

    Durham

    A guided walking tour of Durham, named one by National Geographic as one of Britain's eight most beautiful cities in 2019. The castle and cathedral both display magnificent architecture. Take some time to stroll along the peaceful riverbanks of the River Wear, a river heavily associated with the Industrial Revolution.

    Newcastle Upon Tyne & Departure

    Laing Art Gallery and spend some free time in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Your private coach driver will then take you to your designated drop off point, via the 

     

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
    • 4* hotel accommodation
    • Tour of Durham
    • Entrance fees included
    • Boat Cruise to Inner Farne
    • Private coach travel
    • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay
    • Cancellation Protection 
  • Hotel Details

    Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park AA****  (Newcastle)

    Holiday Inn® Newcastle - Gosforth Park hotel sits in a peaceful setting close to the junction of the A1 and A19 roads and a 20-minute drive to central Newcastle's shops and attractions. Enjoy Newcastle's nightlife, watch the football at St. James' Park or catch the races at Newcastle Racecourse, all an easy distance from the hotel. Alnwick Castle, where the first two "Harry Potter" movies were filmed is 30 minutes away by car. Enjoy a walk in the sprawling grounds, clock a few laps in the leisure club's 15 metre heated indoor pool or wind down in the saunasteam room and spa bath. Guests can enjoy complimentary use of our leisure club when resident in the hotel. The leisure club has recently been refurbished to a high standard.  Linger with a coffee or snack in the comfortable bar, or sip a cool beer on the patio. The formal dining area serves English and continental buffet breakfasts and bistro meals. The en-suite guest rooms have TV, radio, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray.  No lift.  (151 guest rooms – 72 ground floor)

  • Dates

    26th September 2022

Location

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