Northumberland is a magical place filled with ancient castles, hidden gardens, unspoilt golden sandy beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland, sweeping views, friendly little market towns and villages and a cultural heritage all its own.
Northumberland is a magical place filled with ancient castles, hidden gardens, unspoilt golden sandy beaches, rolling hills, rugged moorland, sweeping views, friendly little market towns and villages and a cultural heritage all its own. Combine excursions to South Shields, Durham, Amble, Warkworth and Alnwick with a full day spent at leisure in Newcastle and a visit to the National Trusts Cragside House.
At a glance:
River Tyne Cruise
Holy Island and Bamburgh
Alnwick Castle and Garden
Catherine Cookson country and coast
Home pick up
This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.
Following collection from home, travel to Newcastle and to arrive at the Millennium Copthorne Hotel by late afternoon for the five night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast to be greeted with tea, coffee and biscuits.D
After breakfast, head for the coast and South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson, before travelling to 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.B, D
Enjoy a free morning at leisure in Newcastle. Just a short walk along the quayside from the hotel is the Millennium 'Winking Eye' bridge and Newcastle's famous quayside. Later we join the boat at the quayside for a fabulous cruise on the River Tyne, with expert commentary. The cruise takes you under many of the Tyne bridges.B, D
Today, take the road north to Amble, Warkworth and historic Alnwick. We visit the magnificent castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland family dating back to 1309. The castle has featured in several Harry Potter films and also Downton Abbey. There is much to see, including the sumptuous State rooms. The beautifully landscaped Alnwick Garden has many unique features, sculptures, the infamous Poisin Garden and one of the largest tree houses in the world.B, D
Today's excursion takes us to the north of Northumberland across the causeway to Holy Island and the mysterious Lindisfarne Castle. We return to Bamburgh, with its mighty castle on the beach and the Grace Darling museum. (Please note the crossing to Holy Island is governed by tide times and it may be necessary to amend this excursion).B, D
This morning it's time to say goodbye to the Copthorne Hotel and travel home to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.B
B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included
Millennium Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle
The Millennium Copthorne Hotel is one of the finest locations in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne, just a short stroll from the city centre. Bedrooms at this hotel all provide views across the river.
This hotel has a lift.
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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.
|Ardleigh Crown|| Ardleigh Crown Public House |
|Asda Goddard Rd, Ipswich|| Ipswich, Asda Goddard Rd Bus Stop, |
|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 |
|Bury St.Edmunds, Tesco|| Bury St Edmunds, Tesco Bus Stop, Compiegne Way |
|Capel St Mary (North)|| Capel St Mary White Horse Public House |
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
|Capel St Mary (South)|| Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound |
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
|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, |
|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 |
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
|Scole - Scole Engineering|| Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole |
|Sproughton|| Sproughton, Wild Man Public House |
|Stowmarket Railway Stn|| Stowmarket Railway Station |
|Stowmarket Tesco|| Stowmarket Cedars Park Tesco Bus Stop |
|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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