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Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Northumberland

Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall

  • Hadrian's Wall Bamburgh Castle from the beach, Northumberland

    Hadrian's Wall Bamburgh Castle from the beach, Northumberland
  • Alnwick Garden Cascade, The Alnwick Garden ©Margaret Whittaker

    Alnwick Garden Cascade, The Alnwick Garden ©Margaret Whittaker
5 day tour
From £279 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Experience the history and heritage of Northumberland and 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.


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Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

Travel home

Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in February 2019

Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel  ****

Located just 15 minutes from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, TV, iron and en suite bathroom. The hotel offers a modern restaurant, bar/lounge area, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre. As well as all this, there is free on-site parking. No lift access but there are ground floor rooms.

Jurys Inn Newcastle, Quayside ****

Located just south of the River Tyne, rooms at Jurys Inn Newcastle Quayside not only offer you quick access to the city itself, but also fantastic waterside views from many of its stylish rooms. There are 243 bedrooms and a lift to all floors. Coach parking.

Option: we can arrange a Blue Badge Guide to accompany you on all or part of this tour.

Dates 5 days / 4 nights 
2022 dates  From £279.00 per person
2023 dates From £325.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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