Northumbria & Beamish 5 Days - Caledonian Hotel
Our tour is based in the Newcastle-Gateshead City Region, a fascinating metropolis spectacularly situated on the Tyne. Six bridges span the Tyne as it flows through the city - for centuries a coal port and shipbuilding centre. The elegant 19th century town centre of Newcastle is in classical style. Alleys slope down from the 12th century castle keep and its back gate to the Quayside, where there are timber-framed houses of 16th and 17th century merchants. Landmarks include the cathedral's 15th century 'crown' spire, on top of flying buttresses, and the 133ft monument to Earl Grey who was prime minister in 1830-4.
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 - Warkworth & Northumbrian Coast
The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 100 miles of coastline from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet estuary./nBuilt on a rocky spur encircled by a loop of the River Coquet, the main street of Warkworth has the castle at one end and the church of St Lawrence with its towering 100-foot spire at the other./nWarkworth Castle, birthplace of Harry Hotspur, is a magnificent sight enclosed within the meandering River Coquet (Entrance fees apply)./n
Day 3 - Beamish
Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum vividly recreates life in the North East at the start of the Industrial Revolution (Entrance included)./nIts present site opened to visitors in 1972 and it has received a number of awards since./nThe museum has been visited by The Queen Mother in 1975, Princess Anne in 2002 and Prince Edward in 2006./n
Day 4 - Durham
Durham is a historic city which lies on the River Wear and is the county town of County Durham./nIts Norman cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 (Entrance fees may apply)./nDurham University was one of the first universities to open in England and is claimed to be England's third oldest after Oxford and Cambridge./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.