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A chance to explore three of the North Easts best-known gardens as the seasons change. Just over 10 years ago, Alnwick Garden was a derelict wasteland. Today it is an inspiring landscape with beautiful gardens, unique features and magnificent architecture. The nearby Medieval Alnwick Castle also features in this tour as, does Wallington House, the home of the unconventional Trevelyan family. Explore the history of Northumberland in the impressive house, lawns, lakes and woodlands and visit the walled garden, a colourful haven of tranquillity whatever the season. Finally visit Crook Hall and Gardens in the heart of Durham. The 13th century Medieval Hall provides a stunning backdrop to the idyllic English theme gardens.
Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham****
Dating back to the 17th century, this 4-star Jacobean-style manor house near Durham has retained many of its original features whilst offering up-to-date facilities, including a health club with swimming pool, AA rosette restaurant, beauty room and hair salon. The hotel has a lift.
All the bedrooms have TV, hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee facilities
Door to door pick up service
Elite coach travel
4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
Admission to Alnwick Castle and Garden
Admission to Wallington House and Gardens
Admission to Crook Hall and Gardens
Visit to Richmond
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Picked up from home by one of our Door to Door vehicles, you will be brought through to the coach and once everybody is on board, we head for Durham calling in to Richmond here a break for lunch (not included in the cost of the holiday) will be taken
The full day has been allocated to visiting Alnwick Castle & Gardens. There has been a castle on the site for over 1000 years and the current medieval castle has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years. One of the largest inhabited castles in Britain, it is home to a vast array of collections, archives & archaeological artefacts.
Close to the castle is the stunning Alnwick Garden where you will be met by one of the guides for a one hour tour after which you can explore the gardens at leisure. Ten years ago the gardens where derelict and forgotten. Today the garden is an inspiring landscape with beautiful gardens and unique features including a Treehouse & Poison Garden and magnificent architecture all brought to life with water.
Chance to explore Durham eat before heading for Crook Hall & Gardens a beautiful oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Durham City. We have arranged for a guided tour of the 13th century Grade 1 listed medieval hall and the stunning gardens. This collection of 12 gardens range from the secret Walled Garden to The Maze & Meadow area, each with its own history and personality.
Continuing with our visit to some of the North East's best known gardens, today it is the turn of Wallington House & Gardens situated between Newcastle and Morpeth and home to generations of the unconventional Trevelyan family. The impressive and yet friendly house explore the history of Northumberland through the huge pre-Raphaelite paintings around the remarkable Central Hall. Be inspired by the beautiful furniture, family paintings and treasured collections before moving outdoors. The Trevelyan family love the outdoors and have surrounded the house with an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland. Add to this a visit to the beautiful walled garden, hidden in the woods to complete your day
Once breakfast is over we check out of the hotel and we head for Richmond where a break for lunch (not included in the cost of the holiday) will be taken. Leaving here mid afternoon we return to Beverley where one of our Door to Door vehicles will be waiting to return you home.
***TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY PLEASE CLICK ON THE TAB “DEPARTURE DATES” & THEN CLICK ON THE SHOPPING TROLLEY ICON***
Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham
Dating back to the 17th century this 4 star Jacobean style manor house near Durham has retained many of its original features whilst offering up to date facilities including a health club with swimming pool, AA rosette restaurant, beauty room and hair salon. The hotel has a lift. All the bedrooms are en suite and have TV, hairdryer, trouser press and free WiFi
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