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 wonderful castles. Hadrian’s Walls’ most iconic villages and forts are beautifully preserved and sit within rolling countryside on the banks of the River Tyne. Enjoy private tours of the iconic castles of the coastline including Warkworth, Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Tynemouth Abbey and the mystical Lindisfarne.

Key Features

Scenic Landscapes
National Heritage & Iconic Castles
Victorian Townhouse Stay
Manor House Stay
Expert Local Guides
Private Tours
Group Size: 6 – 12

Day 1 Travel to Newcastle. 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 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 afternoon tea. So to The Beaumont Victorian Townhouse for two nights. (D)

Day 2 Travel to Hadrian’s Wall visiting Housesteads, the most complete Roman Fort in England and 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 for a private guided tour with one of its prominent archaeologists. (B)

Day 3 Head to the 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, private tour with a local expert. Continue to Doxford Hall and its glorious grounds for three nights. (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. (B, L)

Day 5 Lindisfarne is undoubtedly a highlight of the tour. At low tide follow the Pilgrims route and walk the three miles to the island, either barefoot or in Wellies! You can take the bus across to the island to visit the Priory and 16th-century castle. Later walk along the beach to equally spectacular Bamburgh for a private tour with behind the scenes access to this majestic castle. Farewell dinner at Doxford Hall. (B, D)

Day 6 Travel to Tynemouth, visit the beach, the Priory and Castle. Time at leisure before returning to Newcastle and making our homeward journeys. (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.
English Heritage card holders qualify for a reduction of £35 and National Trust Members a reduction of £10. Please register your Membership numbers when you book.

2021

Sundays
per person in a double/twin room

Date Price
September 26 £1595

2022

Sundays
per person in a double/twin room

Date Price
May 1 £1795
May 22 £1795
July 3 £1795
September 25 £1795
October 9 £1795

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £295 (May 1 £365)

Rail Options

Rail Travel London’s Kings Cross to Newcastle £140
First Class supplement from £130
Secure parking at Newcastle station £75

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Newcastle
Royal Station House
(per night) £80
Single supplement £20

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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