England: Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall, Holy Island and Alnwick Castle29th Sep 2024

England: Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall, Holy Island and Alnwick Castle

From:£595

Summary

This break to Northumberland explores the best the region has to offer. Home to rugged hills, spectacular seascapes, ancient castles, rolling moorland and bustling cities, this corner of Northeast England has something for everyone. During our break we explore the Holy Island of Lindisfarne we the 16th century Lindisfarne Castle is perched atop a rocky crag and was originally a Tudor fort before it was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens. The famous Benedictine Lindisfarne Priory built during the late 11th century was one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. We also visit the second largest inhabited castle in England – Alnwick Castle, it has been in the possession of the Percy family since 1309 and the castle houses an exquisite collection of art treasures, including the finest examples of Italian paintings in the north of England. Another highlight is Britain’s most significant Roman sites Hadrian’s Wall as well as one of the best-preserved Roman cavalry forts – Chester’s Fort and Vindolanda a Roman auxiliary fort. We will also explore the university city of Durham, home to a wide array of historical buildings including Crook Hall, the Norman Castle and the Romanesque Durham Cathedral.

Alnwick

5 Days

Gentle

Deposit£125

Full Price£595

(excludes flights)

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What to Expect

  • Full day exploring the city of Durham
  • Explore Holy Island of Lindisfarne
  • Visit Alnwick Castle
  • Visit to Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda and Chester’s Fort


Durham

Departure Routes

LocationPickup TimeDropoff Time
To be advised00:0000:00
Meeting at hotel00:00
London - Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster06:0000:00
Luton - Outside Luton Parkway Railway Station07:3000:00
Northampton - Outside the Railway Station08:3000:00
Leicester - Coach bay in Queen Street, close to Athena09:3000:00
Nottingham - Bus stand outside Trent House, Station Street10:3000:00
00:00

** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **

Day by Day Itinerary

We depart from our designated pick-up points and head northwards to Gateshead and our hotel for free time at leisure before dinner this evening in the hotel’s restaurant.

Meals includedDinner

Newcastle

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