5 Day Tour - Tour number AB4076
Filled with ancient castles, hidden gardens, unspoilt beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland, sweeping views, friendly little market towns and a cultural heritage all of its own – welcome to Northumberland.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Included In Cost
- Coach travel
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- tea/coffee included after dinner
- entrance to Bide-a-Wee cottage garden
- entrance to Woodhorn Museum
- entrance to Ford & Etal Estates including journey on Heatherslaw Light Railway, Corn Mill and Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre
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ItineraryMorpethDay 1 Morning departure for the journey to Allensford and to the hotel for a four night stay.
Day 2 A scenic drive into the Kielder Water and Forest Park, where you will find Europe’s largest man-made lake, with a stop at one of the Visitor Centres and time to enjoy the stunning area. Then travel by way of Otterburn through the Northumberland National Park to Morpeth. Time to wander around town. Why not visit the stunning 13th Century Grade 1 listed building, Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum boasts a treasure trove of instruments for your enjoyment and is a free entry.
Day 3 Today you will travel to the area’s hidden gem – Ford and Etal Estates, a country estate close to the Scottish border with the picturesque villages of Ford and Etal at its centre. Take a step back in time with a ride on the railway, tour of the Corn Mill and visit the heavy horse centre. NB: Limited access for those with mobility difficulties as the mill is built over 3 levels. Afterwards you will visit Hexham, clustered around the medieval Abbey there are shops, galleries, arts centre and walks.
Day 4 Depart for Woodhorn Museum, the North East’s last remaining coal mining heritage village. The museum is home to many interesting exhibits including a collection of artworks – commonly known as the ‘Pitmen Painters’, an iconic display showcasing what daily life was really like for miners from the 1930’s and reputed to be the first collection of amateur art to go on permanent display anywhere in the world. Your will then visit Bide-a-Wee Cottage gardens (one of England’s 5 hidden gardens) for an introductory talk of the gardens and tea/coffee and biscuits.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
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Your Holiday Hotel Derwent Manor Boutique Hotel
Set in a stunning location in 20 acres of land, in the heart of the Derwent Valley. The interior of the hotel is every bit as impressive as its exterior. All bedrooms are en- suite with TV, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, WiFi and a Tassimo coffee machine. Lift, bar, lounge, restaurant, pool, sauna, spa bath, gym, sun terrace and gardens.
Single room supplement £120
Holiday insurance £24.50 (70 years and over £44.00)
NB: This tour can only be booked directly with Angela Holiday.