Join us on this 6 day tour that is based in the historic city of Newcastle. Northumbria is a tapestry of wonderful sights and attractions with numerous castles and cathedrals, rolling moorlands, intriguing history and quaint villages. We visit some of the best sights and towns that the north east corner of England has to offer including Alnwick Castle & Holy Island.
The 4 star Copthorne Hotel stands in one of the finest locations in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne and is just a short stroll from the city centre. All of the bedrooms face the river and are all en-suite with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all floors.
From your front door to the waiting club class coach for the drive to Newcastle where we arrive at the 4 star Millennium Copthorne Hotel mid-afternoon. We are greeted by a welcoming cup of tea or coffee before enjoying time to settle in before dinner
This morning we head for the coast and South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson before continuing past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn. Here we head inland and drive across to the ancient and historic city of Durham, much acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high above the River Wear. Late afternoon we return to the hotel
We have a leisurely morning in Newcastle with a chance to explore the city. Later we join the boat at the quayside for a fabulous cruise on the River Tyne, with an interesting commentary. While enjoying our cruise we travel under many of the Tyne bridges before we disembark this afternoon and return to the hotel.
Today we take the road north past Blyth and Ashington to Amble, Warkworth and historic Alnwick. We visit the magnificent castle which is home to the family of the Duke of Northumberland, dating back to 1309. The castle itself has been featured in many of the Harry Potter films as well as Downton Abbey. The beautifully decorated Alnwick Gardens have many unique features, sculptures and infamous Poison Garden and one of the largest tree houses in the world. After time to look around the castle and gardens we make our way back to hotel for dinner.
Today’s excursion sees us travel through the north of Northumberland and cross the causeway to Holy Island and the mysterious Lindisfarne Castle. After time here we return to Bamburgh with its mighty Castle on the beach where we make a stop. Why not visit the majestic Castle or the Grace Darling Museum
After breakfast we make use of the motorways to arrive home late afternoon after an unforgettable break in Northumbria.
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