CASTLES & GARDENS OF NORTHUMBRIA

Northumbria is the land of Kings and as such is awash with incredible landmarks and beautiful landscapes. Its rich and adventurous history has been preserved and brought back to life for us within the walls of its many fortresses of old. This full and fascinating tour brings history alive whilst offering the more modern contrast of beautiful gardens.  Its a journey of discovery of the Northern Roman frontier.

The three star Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park is set on the outskirts of Newcastle in twelve acres of parkland. It has spacious, modern rooms and an excellent health and leisure club.

Itinerary

Sunday We leave Cornwall and head north to Newcastle upon Tyne. We arrive in the early evening.

Monday This morning we begin with a visit to Bamburgh Castle. Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline the fortress is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. In the afternoon we cross the causeway from the mainland to visit the very special Holy Island, Lindisfarne.

Tuesday Our day begins with time in the pretty town of Hexham, sitting just a few miles south of Hadrian’s Wall, the town has a captivating backdrop and a glorious medieval abbey. Later we visit the extraordinary Cragside House and Gardens, a surprising Victorian house and the wonder of its age as it was the first home in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Wednesday We spend most of our day at the wonderful Alnwick Castle. This stately home has a wealth of attractions to offer including opulent state rooms, magnificent art collections and numerous exhibitions ranging from centuries of history to Potter inspired magic. Later in the day we have an afternoon coffee break in the friendly port of Amble.

Thursday Today is free to discover the city of Newcastle. This vibrant city has much to see and can be explored on foot, by local tour bus or from the water with one of its excellent cruises.

Friday We leave Newcastle and make the journey back to Cornwall arriving home during the evening.

Term

Single rooms available at a supplement of £100 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

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Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

5 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Porterage

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Bamburgh Castle

Admission to Cragside House & Gardens

Admission to Alnwick Castle & Gardens

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 16th to

Friday 21st July 2017

6 Day Tour

£499

For more details

please phone

01209 717152