Northumbria & Holy Island

Northumbria & Holy Island

A lovely new Northumbria tour including a River Tyne Cruise, Alnwick Castle and the cathedral city of Durham

Holiday Highlights:


River Tyne Cruise

Holy Island and Bamburgh

Alnwick Castle and Garden

Cathedral City of Durham

Catherine Cookson Country and Coast


We depart and make our way to
Newcastle, arriving late afternoon at our hotel
for the next 5 nights stay with dinner, bed &
breakfast. Enjoy tea/coffee and a teacake on


This morning we head for the coast
and South Shields, home of the late Catherine
Cookson, where our journey takes us past
Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn. Leaving
South Shields we turn inland across to the
ancient and historic City of Durham, acclaimed
as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the
magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high
above the River Wear. Late afternoon we return
to Newcastle.


Today we have a leisurely morning in
Newcastle with time to see the city. Later we join
our boat at the quayside for a fabulous cruise on
the River Tyne, which takes you under many of
the rivers bridges and there is expert
commentary throughout.


Today we take the road north,
past Blyth and Ashington, to Amble, Warkworth
and historic Alnwick. We visit the magnificent
castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland
family dating back to 1309. The castle has
featured in several Harry Potter films and also
Downton Abbey and there is much to see,
including the sumptuous State Rooms. The
beautifully landscaped Alnwick Garden has
many unique features including sculptures, the
infamous Poison Garden and one of the largest
tree houses in the world.


Today’s excursion takes us to the
north of Northumberland across the causeway
to Holy Island and the mysterious Lindisfarne
Castle. We return to Bamburgh, with its mighty
castle on the beach or maybe visit the Grace
Darling Museum.
NOTE: The crossing of the causeway to Holy
Island is governed by tide times. It may be
necessary to amend this excursion.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
journey home.

Your Hotel


The 4 star Millennium Copthorne Hotel

The 4 star Millennium Copthorne Hotel stands

in one of the finest locations in Newcastle, on

the banks of the River Tyne, just a short stroll

from the city centre. Bedrooms are all facing

the river with views across and all are en suite

and have satellite television and all the

modern day facilities you would expect from a

hotel of this standard. The hotel has a lift.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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