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Hidden Gems of Northumbria

Enjoy a fascinating mix of history and heritage with a scenic tour through some of the most beautiful Northumbrian countryside and Durham Dales.

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Stay at the magnificent Slaley Hall Hotel and explore Kielder Water, The Bowes Museum, Alston and the historic City of Durham.


At a glance:

  • South Tynedale Railway

  • Kielder Water cruise

  • Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum

  • Durham

  • Stanhope

  • Hexham

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Northumbria and the Slaley Hall Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Travel south via Blanchland, the Derwent Reservoir and Edmundbyers to Stanhope for a short break before heading west along Weardale to Alston. After purchasing lunch, enjoy a ride on the South Tynedale Railway. Trains leave from Alston's restored Victorian station for a delightful ride along the beautiful South Tyne Valley. Leaving here, head across the moors to Hexham, with its historic Abbey.

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Day 3

Today is market day in Morpeth, browse the stalls and purchase lunch before continuing across the picturesque Northumbrian countryside to Bellingham and Kielder Water. Enjoy a cruise around the lake before returning through Hadrian's Wall country.

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Day 4

Discover the ancient and historic City of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman cathedral and castle, high above the River Wear. There is time to explore and purchase lunch before an afternoon visit to Barnard Castle - known as 'Barny' to the locals - and Bowes Museum, just outside the town. This is one of County Durham's biggest surprises. Housed in a majestic French-style chateau, the museum opened in 1892 and will amaze with its superb collection, including the famous Silver Swan.

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Day 5

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Slaley Hall Hotel, Hexham


The elegant and luxurious Slaley Hall Hotel is surrounded by 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland and forest. The magnificent Edwardian mansion offers very old world grandeur with a modern twist.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
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