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.
Monday We travel north with an afternoon stop in Thirsk, a traditional North Yorkshire market town situated between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.
Tuesday We head west on the B6318 from Heddon-on-the-Wall 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 where we can actually visit the wall. On our return we make a stop in the attractive town of Hexham.
Wednesday 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.
Thursday We spend the day in Newcastle, we are dropped at the Quayside so you can explore the town centre, the river or maybe cross the Tyne to the Sage in Gateshead.
Friday We visit the amazing 14th century stronghold of Lumley Castle for a cuppa at this authentic working castle before heading south for home.
Holiday Inn Gosforth Park}
A modern hotel in quiet grounds just outside the city of Newcastle. Full leisure facilities.
- SATELLITE TV
- STEAM ROOM
- Return coach travel
- Tours as indicated
- Admissions: Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Lumley Castle and Vindolanda)
- Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal