Sunday We travel north with an afternoon stop in the ancient city of York.
Monday To spectacular Alnwick Castle, which featured in the Harry Potter films, where we have entry to the castle and gardens. Then we continue along the beautiful Northumbrian coast to Bamburgh, where, after free time for lunch, we visit the impressive Bamburgh Castle, thought by many to be the finest in the country.
Tuesday 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.
Wednesday We head east on the B6318 following the course of the wall built by the Emperor Hadrian to protect the Roman Empire from attacks from 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.
Thursday We visit the amazing 14th century stronghold of Lumley Castle for a cuppa at this authentic working castle before heading south for home.