England’s northeast is steeped in history and tradition. Join us on this exciting new 4 day tour as we enjoy two ‘little train’ rides and a superb River Tyne Cruise.
The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th century mansion that is peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds. The building commenced in 1693 and was completed in 1717 and the hotel was a private home until 1953. Hotel facilities include leisure a club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and saunas. All of the 108 spacious en-suite bedrooms feature a TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Friday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Northumbria, arriving late afternoon at the Blackwell Grange Hotel where tea/coffee and biscuits are served on arrival. We have time to settle in before this evening’s dinner.
Saturday After breakfast our journey takes us to the small town of Wolsingham for a scenic ride along Weardale to the market town to Stanhope. This afternoon we continue west into the North Pennines to arrive in Alston where we find England’s highest narrow gauge railway, the South Tynedale. We enjoy a trip along the line before re-joining the coach via Tyne Valley and Hexham.
Sunday This morning we have a leisurely breakfast before visiting Newcastle’s famous Sunday market. There is lots of time to browse around the stalls and to obtain lunch before we join the boat at the quayside for a fabulous cruise on the River Tyne, complete with interesting commentary. To round off the day, we take a ride of the world’s oldest existing railway, The Tanfield Railway which was built over 300 years ago to transport coal to transport coal to the ships on the river.
Monday After breakfast we make use of the motorways, arriving in our home areas late afternoon after an unforgettable break in Northumbria.
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