Enjoy the best of England’s wonderful north-east corner with a great mix of coast, scenery and history! We visit 3 castles during the holiday and also follow the course of Hadrian’s Wall before spending time at Vindolanda, which is located along its route.
First Day We travel north with an afternoon stop in the ancient city of York.
Tours at Resort
a To Bamburgh where we visit the impressive Bamburgh Castle, thought by many to be the finest in the country. There is then free time for lunch in Bamburgh before we continue along the beautiful Northumbrian coast to spectacular Alnwick Castle, which featured in the Harry Potter films, and here we have entry to the castle and gardens.
b A choice today. Have a free day to explore Newcastle area. The hotel is a short walk from Metro Station, opening up the whole of the city to you. You can even visit the coast at Tynemouth or Whitley Bay as both have Metro stations. Alternatively, join the coach for a visit to the beautiful city of Durham.
c We head east on the B6318 following the course of the wall built by the Emperor Hadrian to protect the Roman Empire from attacks by the marauding Scots! We make a stop at Vindolanda Roman Fort & Army Museum where we can actually visit the wall. On our return we make a stop in the attractive town of Hexham.
Last Day We visit the amazing 14th century stronghold of Lumley Castle for a cuppa at this authentic working castle before heading south for home.
Holidays include return coach travel, tours as indicated (including entry to Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Lumley Castle and Vindolanda) and hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal.