Treasures of Northumberland
Northumberland is a region of dramatic locations from Hadrians Wall guarding the Northern Roman frontier, to enchanting castles and miles of heritage coastline. See all this and more on our new tour for which we offer a choice of hotels.
Alnwick Garden • Newcastle-Gateshead • Roman Fort • Hexham • Holy Island • Bamburgh Castle
Day 1 Travel to the hotel near Newcastle.
Day 2 Excursion to Alnwick Garden, which is the inspiration of the current Duchess of Northumberland. The garden offers a combination of the traditional and contemporary with its unusual Poison, Labyrinth and Serpent Gardens, its Grand Water Cascade and one of the worlds biggest treehouses. This afternoon, enjoy free time in the exciting city of "NewcastleGateshead". Explore the revamped quayside, the various museums, the Millenium Bridge and shopping in Eldons Square.
Day 3 Travel along George Wades "Military Road" tracing the path of Hadrians Wall to Chesters Roman Fort, where we include admission. Part of Hadrians Wall, Chesters is the best preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain. On then to the market town of Hexham for free time, followed by a stop in Corbridge with its boutique shops and cafes.
Day 4 Follow the heritage coast with an excursion to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, via the historic port of Amble, "the friendliest port" and the southern gateway to Northumberlands coastline and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and the imposing Bamburgh Castle, entrance to which can be arranged at an additional cost. Timings on this day are tide dependent.
Day 5 Homeward journey with a recommended stop in the Cathedral City of Durham.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
A contemporary hotel nestled in the vibrant area of Gateshead Quayside on the banks of the river Tyne and only a short walk from the Gateshead Millenium Bridge.
• 3 star • 200 bedrooms • Lift
• Porter service • Fitness suite
• Coach parking
Newcastle upon Tyne
This modern hotel consistently delivers a high standard of service to our northeast bound groups and is located 6 miles north of Newcastle.
• 3 star superior • 154 bedrooms
• No lift but plenty of ground floor rooms
• Leisure centre • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Gateshead or Newcastle with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Admission to Alnwick Garden
• Admission to Chesters Roman Fort
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.