Newcastle With Historic Durham & Lindisfarne

Maldron Hotel Newcastle

Departure Date:

29/04/2019
No. of Days:

5 days








£299.00 pp


Great hotel location!

Exploring some of the North East’s finest destinations, we take a journey into the past in this fascinating part of Britain. If you have never been to Northumberland before you don’t know what you’re missing. England’s most northern county is a charming corner of the country which you will immediately fall in love with.

Maldron Hotel Newcastle

Maldron Hotel Newcastle is a brand new hotel in Newcastle city centre and is located in a prime central location with all of this beautiful city’s attractions right on the hotel’s doorstep. All the rooms are fully air-conditioned and offer all the modern amenities to enhance your stay, including WIFI, TV and Tea/Coffee facilities.

Day 1

After joining the coach, we head towards our destination that will have coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.

Days 2-4

Traditional English breakfast followed by excursion. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.

Durham

We visit the handsome university city of Durham. Bill Bryson called it ‘a perfect little city’ and Conde Nast readers voted it ‘Best city in the UK’. After a recent familiarisation by some of the Leisuretime team, we entirely agree – Durham is a very special place, and just had to be included in our 2019 programme. The first sight of the city alone is breath-taking. Inside the city we find an abundance of impressive historical buildings and sight include the 11th-century castle, the university’s Botanic Garden and the highlight of the city’s skyline, the magnificent Norman cathedral.

Holy Island & Bamburgh Castle (admission included)

We take a drive along the scenic heritage coastline and cross the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to Lindisfarne Castle. There will be some leisure time to explore before our afternoon visit to Bamburgh Castle. Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, this castle boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands (tide times permitting).

Once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland’s most iconic buildings. The Bamburgh castle we see today is a relatively recent structure, built by famed industrialist the first Lord Armstrong at vast cost in late Victorian times. But the castle boasts a much longer history. There have been settlements on the site since prehistoric times and the regular archaeological digs that take place on the site have unearthed some spectacular finds. During its more recent history, Bamburgh Castle feted royal guests and English kings, one of whom - Edward IV - destroyed it in the Wars of the Roses. Bamburgh Castle has 14 public rooms and more than 2,000 artefacts, including arms and armour, porcelain, furniture and artwork.

Free time in Newcastle

Newcastle and Gateshead face each other across the River Tyne, coming together at the dazzling Quayside. The area is awash with restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and must-see attractions. Rich in culture, architecture and history, with a great reputation for style and shopping, the breadth and scope of things to see and do in Newcastle surprises even the most well-travelled visitor. Enjoy wonderful food, and relax in pavement cafes, traditional pubs and contemporary bars.

  • Reserved coach seating throughout
  • 4 nights' dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Excursions to Durham, Holy Island
  • Free time in Newcastle
  • Entry to Bamburgh Castle

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central

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OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.

TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have

THIS TRIP

£100 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Entry to Bamburgh Castle (admission included)

Other Dates

Departure Date: Monday 29 Apr 2019
Duration: 5 Days


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