Steaming Through Northumbria
4 night's with dinner, bed & breakfast
Home Link included
River Tyne Cruise
Newcastle's Famous Quayside
South Tynedale Railway
Locomotion at Shildon
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 from your local area andtravel north arriving late afternoon at theBlackwell Grange Hotel for the next 4 nights staywith dinner, bed and breakfast. tea/coffee andbiscuits served on arrival.
Today we visit the famous Beamish,capturing the spirit of the North East in the1800’s and 1900’s. Attractions include restoredtram and replica bus rides, authentic town street,colliery village, go down the mine, old fashionedsweet shop, working farm, steam locomotivesand much more. We spend the day here and lateafternoon we make our way back to the hotel.
Our first visit today is to Locomotion atShildon. Locomotion is an outpost of theNational Railway Museum in York and containslocomotives, artefacts and memorabilia datingback to the birth of the railways. In 1825 Shildonwas home to the first ever steam-hauledpassenger train. Next we are on our way toWeardale, in the heart of the Pennines. Weardaleis probably the least known major dale of theEnglish uplands, yet the scenery is stunning andunspoilt. We have a delightful ride throughpicturesque countryside to Stanhope. Later wecontinue along the dale and across the moors toAlston, high in the North Pennines. In Alston wefind England’s highest narrow-gauge railway, theSouth Tynedale, and we enjoy a trip on the line.
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. Enjoy somefree time before we take a fabulous cruise on theRiver Tyne afterwards we have time to obtainlunch maybe in a quayside pub. To round off theday we take a ride on the world’s oldest existingrailway – The Tanfield Railway – part of whichwas built over 300 years ago to transport coal tothe ships on the River Tyne.
After breakfast we leave and begin ourhomeward journey.
The Blackwell Grange Hotel
The 3 star 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
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