Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall
Experience the history and heritage of Northumberland & Hadrian’s Wall
Join us on this tour of the historic sites of the Northumberland and the North of England. This includes the legendary Roman built Hadrian’s Wall. This includes visits to Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, The Alnwick Garden. As well as this, there will be visits to the National Trust’s Wallington, Hexham Abbey, Chesters Roman Fort and Roman Vindolanda.
March - October 2019/2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel.
Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and Bamburgh Castle
This morning we take a scenic journey along the Northumberland coast to cross the tidal causeway to visit Lindisfarne, or Holy Island. The island is home to the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, a unique castle with a Gertrude Jekyll garden and a colony of grey seals. We then travel to the imposing Bamburgh Castle, the one-time seat of the Kings of Northumbria.
Wallington, The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle
We visit Wallington, one of the National Trust’s more unusual properties, famous for the huge pre-Raphaelite paintings that tell the history of Northumberland, with a collection of beautiful furniture and quirky curiosities, and there’s a beautiful walled garden. Explore the world famous Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter, Downton Abbey) and its famous neighbour, The Alnwick Garden.
Hadrian’s Wall, Chesters Roman Fort, Roman Vindolanda, Hexham Abbey
Today we follow part of the route of Hadrian’s Wall, with an opportunity to see a section of the actual remaining structure. We visit Chesters Roman Fort to gain an insight into the life of a soldier living on Rome’s northern frontier. At Roman Vindolanda there’s a world famous collection of artefacts. Our journey takes us through the Roman town of Corbridge, and a stop at Hexham Abbey.
Option: we can arrange a Blue Badge Guide to accompany you on all or part of this tour.
Suggested hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in October 2016
Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth
Grand Hotel Gosforth Park Newcastle
|2019 dates||From £287.00 per person|
|2020 dates||From £271.00 per person|
Right hand pictures (top to bottom): 1) Alnwick Gardens ©VisitEngland/jameskerr.co.uk
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