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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 £271 per person - minimum 25 persons

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.

 

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Dates

March - October 2019/2020


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


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

 

 

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Suggested hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in October 2016

Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park Newcastle


5 days
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

All prices are per person and typically based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers sharing a double or twin room. Prices do not include coach travel or travel insurance. If you would like a quote for your travel insurance please contact us. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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