Overview

Hexham - 2 nights
Northumberland Coast - 3 nights

Northumbrian Majesty

Exploring the wonders of Northumberland’s Majestic Coastline bursting with magnificent castles and exquisite gardens

Northumberland is a haven for history and heritage lovers with a plethora of Roman, Norman and Viking influences and some of the most wonderful castles. Hadrian’s Walls’ iconic villages and forts are beautifully preserved and sit within rolling countryside on the banks of the River Tyne. Enjoy private tours of Vindolanda and the iconic castles of the coastline including Warkworth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Tynemouth Abbey and of course mystical Lindisfarne.

Key Features

Scenic Landscapes
National Heritage & Iconic Castles
Victorian Townhouse Stay
Manor House Stay
Expert Local Guides
Private Tours
Group Size: 6 – 16

Day 1 Meet at Newcastle Station. Hugging Hadrian’s Wall, depart the city, stopping at a wonderful country pub just outside Corbridge for an introduction to the tour ahead. Continue to the beautiful market town of Hexham, on the banks of the River Tyne. Visit the 6th-century Abbey, one of the first seats of Christianity in the country, and the Old Gaol, the oldest in England, explore and take the opportunity for afternoon tea. Check in at The Beaumont Victorian Townhouse for two nights. (D)

Day 2 Travel to Hadrian’s Wall, the northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world. Visit Housesteads, the most complete Roman Fort in England, with the option to walk along the wall to Sycamore Gap. Free time for lunch at The Sill and an introduction to the history and legacy of Hadrian’s Wall. Continue to Vindolanda, considered by many as the jewel in the crown of the wall, for a private guided tour with one of its prominent archaeologists. (B)

Day 3 After a couple of days inland, head to the more remote coast for the first of two days of iconic castle visits. Walk into Warkworth Castle, visit the Hermitage, a chapel and priest’s house built into the cliff on the River Coquet. Continue to wonderful Alnwick Castle, one of the best-preserved, with exquisite gardens and a private tour with a local expert. Continue to Eshott Hall*, set in the rural heart of Northumberland, surrounded by its own sprawling estate, for a three night stay. (B)

Day 4 Journey the short distance to Chillingham Castle to view the famous herd of cattle and one of England’s most haunted castles. Head to the wonderful village of Craster on the coast where we lunch at a great pub overlooking the sea, eating world-famous kippers and other seafood followed by a stroll along the coastal path to the atmospheric Dunstanburgh Castle with its spectacularly dramatic views. (B, L)

Day 5 Travel to spectacular Bamburgh for a private tour, with behind the scenes access to this majestic castle. Continue to Lindisfarne, undoubtedly a highlight of the tour. Access is dictated by the tide which cuts off Lindisfarne twice daily. We take the bus across to the island to visit the Priory and 16th-century castle and take a looped walk of the castle and her grounds. Farewell dinner at Eshott Hall. (B, D)

Day 6 Travel to Tynemouth, visit the beach, the Priory and Castle. Time at leisure before returning to Newcastle for the return journey. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This is a full itinerary with most visits on foot including several sites with inclines or steps, comfortable walking shoes or boots are recommended.
National Trust Members will receive a reduction of £10, English Heritage Members a reduction of £20. Please register your membership numbers when you book.

*25 September departure will be accommodated on the Northumberland Coast at the Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa.

2022

Sundays
per person in a double/twin room

Date Price
October 9 £1695
Prices Reduced

Save up to £100
(9 October 2022)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £375

Rail Options

Rail Travel London Kings Cross to Newcastle £140
First Class rail supplement from £130
Secure parking in Newcastle £75

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Newcastle
Royal Station Hotel
(per night) £65
Single supplement £40

Price Includes
5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, itinerary as described, services of expert local driver/guides and representative.
Not Included
Travel insurance, arrival/departure transfers, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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