Beamish/River Tyne Cruise
Newcastle's Famous Quayside
South Tynedale Railway
Weardale - Stanhope
Locomotion at Shildon
Spectacular Dales and Moorlands
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart and make our way to the Blackwell Grange Hotel for the next 4 nights staywith dinner, bed and breakfast. Tea/coffee andbiscuits served on arrival.
Today we visit the famous Beamish, where we spend the day capturing the spirit of the North East in the1800’s and 1900’s. Attractions include restoredtrams and replica bus rides, authentic town streets,a colliery village and an old fashionedsweet shop. We spend the day here and lateafternoon we make our way back to the hotel.
Our first visit today is to Locomotion atShildon which is an outpost of theNational Railway Museum in York and containslocomotives, artefacts and memorabilia datingback to the birth of the railways. Next we are on our way toWeardale, in the heart of the Pennines where we have a delightful ride through picturesque countryside to Stanhope. where we take a break before we continue along the dale and across themoors to Alston, high in the North Pennines. Laterwe return to the hotel along the Tyne Valley
This morning we travel to Gateshead, onthe south bank of the Tyne, and walk across theMillenium ‘Winking Eye’ bridge into Newcastle’sfamous Sunday Quayside Market. Later we take a fabulous cruise on the River Tyne and to round off theday we take a ride on the world’s oldest existingrailway - The Tanfield Railway.
After breakfast we leave and begin ourhomeward journey.
The Blackwell Grange Hotel
The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful
17th century mansion peacefully situated in nine
acres of its own grounds.
Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor
swimming pool, spa and saunas. All bedrooms are
en suite and have television, radio, telephone, hairdryer
and tea/ coffee making facilities.
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