Gems Of Northumbria
Stretching from the unspoiled wilds of the Northumberland National Park to the outstanding natural beauty of the Heritage Coast, Northumbria has everything for a perfect holiday. Lush rolling countryside, spectacular forests, glorious sandy beaches, quaint villages and historic market towns mingle with mighty castles and ancient monuments that bear testament to the bloody battles and warring clans of a bygone era.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - From your chosen joining point a feeder vehicle will take you to a designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, heading northwards with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at your hotel late afternoon for 4 nights. Arrival night and last night include breakfast & dinner. Second & third nights are breakfast only to give you the opportunity to sample the local cuisine from this central hotel..
DAYS 2 - 4: At leisure with TWO INCLUDED excursions and one optional.
Holy Island & Alnwick & The Castle
First stop will be the market town of Alnwick where its impressive castle is known as 'the Windsor of the North' and also the location for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (entry included). Tides permitting cross the causeway to Holy Island, home to Lindisfarne Priory and a sanctuary for wildlife.
Northumberland National Park.
A day of wonderful scenery today as we head out into the dramatic Northumberland National Park. Our first stop is the small town of Otterburn where we visit Otterburn Mill which contains a museum outlining the history of weaving and wool milling in the area. We then continue to Kielder Water where we call at the Tower Knowe Visitor Centre where you can discover the area's rich history at the Explore Centre. Your driver may offer an optional cruise here. We continue to the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre, based at Leaplish Waterside Park, where the centre cares for a whole host of birds including owls, falcons and vultures as well as fallow deer and wallabies.
Corbridge & Hexham
As far back as 1827 Corbridge was rated as a shopper's paradise, a reputation it retains today. Once a garrison town for Roman soldiers and a safe crossing place over the Tyne and you can view the remains of this ancient Roman Site on the outskirts of the village. Hexham, once the haunt of marauding Vikings 1300 years ago, nowadays it proudly holds the title of England's favourite market town - as voted by Country Life magazine.
Day 5 - After breakfast, return homewards, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.Back to top
AccommodationMaldron Hotel, Newcastle
Situated in Newcastle City Centre, Maldron Hotel features free WiFi and a private court yard. Located in a prime central location with all of the beautiful city’s attractions right on the doorstep, 4 star Maldron Hotel has a restaurant and a bar.
At the hotel, the rooms come with a desk, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and some rooms feature city views.
Directly opposite the hotel is Intu Eldon Square and The Gate leisure complex is close by.
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