Northumbria Highlights With Bamburgh Castle & Hadrian's Wall
Come with us to Northumberland, a land of breathtaking beauty and unlimited possibilities. Discover romantically ruinous castles, barely-visited beaches, bunting-strewn market towns, and the amazing atmosphere and attractions of buzzing Newcastle upon Tyne. You will be spoilt for choice from your central Newcastle hotel location with plenty to explore and wonder at in this amazing mix of ancient and modern, where visitors come to celebrate and sightsee from all over the world.
You can enjoy an amazing range of experiences in this beautiful area and we've included some of the best! From the hidden secrets and stories of the city of Newcastle, to the serene beauty of historic Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island, the visible history of Hadrian's Wall on the very edge of Roman Britain. But don't worry, you'll still have plenty of free time to relax and explore the magnificent city of Newcastle on your own from the lovely Jurys Inn Newcastle Quayside hotel. We can guarantee that if you haven't been before, it is much more than you might think it would be. So get ready for one hell of a tour...
An ideal choice for:
* Fans of the beautiful North East of England
* Anyone who shares an interest in our rich island history
* Couples looking to explore together and share their experiences
* Those curious about this strangely undiscovered gem of a region
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Join your coach from your convenient local pick-up point this morning and head north east to the fabulous city of Newcastle. On arrival check-in to your centrally located hotel with time to settle in and relax before dinner with friends and fellow travellers. Get ready to be charmed by the famous Geordie spirit in a city bursting with thriving nightlife, an award-winning restaurant scene, top-notch attractions and museums!
Days 2 to 4Your centrally located hotel gives you plenty of opportunity to explore vibrant 'Toon city' and all of its great attractions. United by seven iconic bridges across a bustling Quayside, Newcastle and Gateshead form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant destination. A visit wouldn’t be complete without a wander along the Quayside with its dramatic new architecture. After dinner each evening you may want to relax in your hotel with a drink, or wander out for a sample of the city's famous night life.
Make sure you don't miss your amazing INCLUDED excursions to this fabulous area. Spend a day exploring the beautiful Northumberland coast with a visit to majestic Bamburgh Castle, and the serene Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Plus visit the amazing Hadrian's Wall, marking the ancient northern boundary of Roman Britain that still tells its stories today. We include a visit to the fascinating Vindolanda Roman Fort and Museum which is one of Europe's most important Roman archaeological sites and gives a rare insight into the real lives of people living and working near Hadrian's Wall nearly 2000 years ago. This area offers a mix of wild beauty, ancient history and a warm and fun loving city that is sure to win your heart.
After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to Newcastle and the charm of the north east today. Board your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home full of lovely memories with your newly made friends.
NewcastleINCLUDED Visitor DestinationUnited by seven iconic bridges across a bustling Quayside, Newcastle and Gateshead form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination. Get ready to be charmed by the famous Geordie spirit in a city bursting with thriving nightlife, an award-winning restaurant scene, top-notch attractions and museums. The origins of Newcastle can be traced back to Roman times, and the city takes its name from the Norman Castle built by the son of William the Conqueror. Today, Newcastle is a lively and cosmopolitan city that manages to perfectly mix the very best of old and new. Your guided tour will share some of the city's best sights and stories that give Newcastle its unique appeal. A visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Quayside, home to two of the world's most famous bridges, and take in the striking sweep of The Sage Gateshead, the latest addition to the skyline. You also have free time to explore your favourite parts of this wonderful city at your own pace.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne & Bamburgh CastleINCLUDED Visitor DestinationEnjoy a drive along the scenic heritage coastline and across the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to Lindisfarne Castle and famed as the birthplace of English Christianity. Visit the iconic Tudor fort, converted in 1903 to an intimate holiday home by Sir Edwin Lutyens with the lovely garden created by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911. Take time to explore at your own pace in your serene surroundings that have been revered for almost 1,400 years since Saint Aidan travelled from Iona in 635AD and founded the monastery here.
Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, Bamburgh Castle boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands. Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, the Bamburgh Castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times. But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds. Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork. A true spectacle, not to be missed.
Hadrian's Wall & VindolanaINCLUDED Visitor DestinationNearly 2000 years ago in 122 AD, the Roman Emperor Hadrian embarked on a huge undertaking to mark the northernmost boundary of Roman Britain with what has become known today as Hadrian’s Wall. Parts of the wall can still be seen today stretching from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west, and the fortifications continuing down the west coast to Ravenglass. Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and settlement lying just to the south of Hadrian’s Wall. Recent excavations have uncovered numerous buildings and some of the most unusual and well preserved artifacts from the Roman world. In the superb site museum, set in charming gardens, you will be able see Roman boots, shoes, armour, jewellery and coins. It also boasts a full size replica of Hadrian’s Wall in both stone and timber, giving visitors a true idea of the impressive might of the monument. This tour will bring the Wall and its history to life as you explore the ancient edge of Roman Britain.
- 4 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Lots of free time to explore Newcastle
- Guided tour of Hadrian's Wall & entry to Vindolanda Roman Fort Museum
- Excursion to the mystical holy island of Lindisfarne
- Entrance to Bamburgh Castle
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Leonardo Hotel Newcastle Quayside NewcastleWhatever reason brings you to the North East, staying at the Leonardo Hotel Inn Newcastle Quayside not only offers you quick access to the city but also great waterside views of the River Tyne from your room. The hotel is located south of the Tyne on the Gateshead Quayside, within walking distance of the iconic Millennium Bridge, shops, restaurants, and attractions such as the Sage and Baltic Centre. The modern bedrooms include tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window). Hotel formerly known as Jurys Inn, rebranded November 2022. Back to top