Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Steaming Through Northumbria

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK5189

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 DAYS

• 4 night's with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

Holiday Highlights

• River Tyne Cruise

• Newcastle's Famous Quayside

Market

• South Tynedale Railway

• Tanfield Railway

• Locomotion at Shildon

PRICE FROM ? £459 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
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.

Day 5
After breakfast we leave and begin ourhomeward journey.

Other Information

Your Hotel

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

tea/ coffee making facilities.

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