A great value weekend to the North East. We spend time in Newcastle, enjoy a magical moment in Alnwick Castle Gardens as they come to life in a stunning sound and light extravaganza and visit Durham’s Christmas Festival with colourful markets and street entertainment
This modern 4 star hotel is located just to the north of Newcastle. All 151 bedrooms are very spacious and bathrooms are modern with good fittings. There is an informal brasserie-style restaurant and a modern bar with comfortable seating. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym, Ground floor rooms, Lift, Tea/coffee in room
Friday Our door to door service takes you to join the Club Class coach for the drive north to make a stop for lunch in elegant Harrogate, then on to Newcastle to check into our hotel to enjoy a welcome tea or coffee before time to settle in and dinner.
Saturday We have a leisurely morning in Newcastle with a chance to explore the city and the fashionable Quayside where it is possible to board a boat for cruise on the River Tyne, with an interesting commentary. This afternoon we head north to visit magnificent Alnwick castle, home to the family of the Duke of Northumberland and the fabulous gardens which are dazzlingly decorated with sparkling and shimmering illuminations lighting up the gardens, this beautiful after-dark spectacular will leave your senses buzzing and your heart filled with festive cheer.
Sunday We drive south to visit Durham one of the first designated World Heritage Sites. This hugely diverse city situated on the banks of the River wear is dominated by its iconic Cathedral and majestic skyline bringing together medieval heritage and modern living. We have timed our visit with the city’s wonderful Christmas festival which offers loads of Christmas shopping in 4 markets and seasonal street entertainment throughout the city. We return to the hotel late afternoon.
Monday A leisurely breakfast before setting off for our return journey. We travel by way of the scenic North York Moors National Park before arriving in our home area mid afternoon.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG