Holy Island & Hadrians Wall 5 Days - Caledonian
Northumberland is England’s most Northern county, filled with Roman British history and Britain’s signature moorland magic yet blessed with sandy beaches and coastal charm. With more than 30 miles of beaches and adorable hidden coves, Northumberland is a must-visit destination. This county is a haven for lesser-spotted wildlife and has a wealth of merry seaside towns and villages just waiting to be explored and cherished.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Hadrian's Wall - Chesters Roman Fort & Hexham
Hadrian’s Wall, the northern-most frontier of the Roman Empire stretches 73 miles from coast to coast and snakes through some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer. We enjoy a scenic trip following the route of the wall, calling at Chesters Roman Fort – the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain where you can see what life was like along this remote outpost of the Roman Empire. We will also visit the pleasant town of Hexham with its stunning architecture, picturesque parks and fascinating history from the Vikings to historical ‘Border Reivers’./n
Day 3 - Whitley Bay & Newcastle
From the city to the seaside as we visit Whitley Bay. A seaside town with an award-winning beach, traditional amusements and the beautiful St Mary's Lighthouse we'll have some free time to explore before returning to Newcastle. Back in the city, explore at leisure with free time to discover everything this most vibrant city has to offer. Admire the iconic Tyne Bridge from the riverside, hit the shops or maybe take a trip to the castle - the choice is yours!/n
Day 4 - Holy Island & Bamburgh
A poignant day out today takes us along the stunning Northumberland Coast and across to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Only accessible when tides are low, the island is home to charming cafes, an ancient priory and castle perched on the coastline. An important centre of Celtic Christianity, Saint Aiden came from the tiny isle of Iona on Scotland’s West Coast and chose to found his monastery on the island of Lindisfarne. We will also make time to stop in the coastal town of Bamburgh with its pristine beaches and magnificent views of imposing Bamburgh Castle./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Located in the heart of Jesmond, a cosmopolitan area of Newcastle with many restaurants, bars and boutiques, about one mile from Newcastleâ€™s city centre, the Caledonian is a comfortable hotel with a friendly feel. There is a small lounge area near the reception, whilst the Billabong Bar and Bistro offers a pleasant atmosphere throughout the day. The public areas have stylish contemporary decor with wooden flooring whilst all 90 bedrooms are modern and have bath or shower, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities.