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Living History in Northumbria

Living History in Northumbria

Door to Door Service

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Door to Door Service

Living History in Northumbria

Monday 22 June 2020

Single room (limited availability) £Nil

Our base for this tour is the stunning Slaley Hall Hotel, which is ideally located for exploring historic Northumbria and the beautiful Durham Dales. This holiday features, and visits Alnwick Castle and Gardens, the Beamish Living History Museum and fascinating Cragside House.  Alnwick Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in England, famously features as ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films. Exploration of the wonderful gardens here is lovely way to spend a few hours.  Next on the agenda is the Living Museum of the North, Beamish well known for its open air-museum, set within 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. It tells the story of life in North East England over the last two centuries.  Finally, we finish with a visit to Cragside House and Gardens, former home of the famous inventor, Lord Armstrong. In 1878.

 

Copthorne Tara Hotel, Newcastle****

A 4-star hotel, overlooking the River Tyne and only a 10-minute walk from the city centre. The hotel has a fitness centre with indoor pool, a restaurant and 2 bars.

All the bedrooms have air conditioning, TV and tea/coffee facilities.

 

 

 

Price includes

· Door to door pick up service

· Elite coach travel

· 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

· A day at Alnwick Castle and Gardens

· A visit to Beamish Museum

· A day at Cragside House and Gardens

Day 1

Your holiday starts with a pick up from home by one of the vehicles from our Door to Door service and this will bring you through to our coach. A suitable stop will be made en-route to Peebles for lunch (not included in the cost of your holiday) and we'll aim to be at the hotel by late afternoon.

Day 2

Today we make our way to the medieval market town of Alnwick which still retains many of its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings. We visit Alnwick Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in England which famously features as 'Hogwarts' in the Harry Potter films. In the afternoon we visit The Alnwick Garden, known locally for its Grand Cascade of 120 water jets, one of the largest treehouses in the world and of course gardens. There are plenty of refreshment opportunities before returning to our hotel.

Day 3

museum, set within 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. We experience town life as it would have been in the 1940s during World War II, visit a 1940's farm, pop into the Colliery and Pit Village in the early 1900s and take unlimited free rides on the Beamish tram.

Day 4

We spend today at the excellent Cragside House & Gardens, former home of the famous inventor, Lord Armstrong. In 1878, Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets - most of them still working - as well as an electric collection of British art, furniture, ceramics and natural history. Outside the house, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the lovely formal gardens. Please note, the terrain at Cragside House is uneven with steep footpaths, many of which are unsuitable for wheelchair users.

DAy 5

Time to head for home.

Copthorne Tara Hotel, Newcastle****

A 4-star hotel, overlooking the River Tyne and only a 10-minute walk from the city centre. The hotel has a fitness centre with indoor pool, a restaurant and 2 bars.

All the bedrooms have air conditioning, TV and tea/coffee facilities.

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