Day 1 Morning departure to Newcastle for a five night stay.
Day 2 Today you will visit Alnwick Castle home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, which offers history on a grand scale, with sumptuous state rooms filled with one the of country’s finest private art and furniture collections. This was also the film location for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Afterwards explore the Alnwick Gardens with one of the largest collections of European plants in striking geometric beds.
Day 3 Day tour to Durham, a city with winding cobbled streets on a rocky promontory crowned with the dramatic Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site - one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. On your return journey make a stop at the spectacular Angel of the North.
Day 4 Today you follow the coastal route to Seahouses for a 90 minute cruise to the Farne Islands, with its grey seal colony (subject to weather conditions). Afterwards, rejoin the coach and travel to Bamburgh with its dramatic shoreline and 18th century iconic castle.
Day 5 Free day in Newcastle or join your driver for a trip to Hexham for the morning. Filled with winding streets with Hexham Abbey at the hub, plenty for you to see and do.
Day 6 Breakfast, then commence the homeward journey.
Included in cost
Included in Cost
● Coach travel
● 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● entrance to Alnwick Castle & Gardens
● boat trip to Farne Islands
● tea/coffee station on arrival
Alnwick Castle © Visit Northumberland
Durham Cathedral (Glen Bowman)
Farne Islands (steve & gemma copley)
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