Northumbrian Land & Coast

Northumbrian Land & Coast

We are delighted to introduce this new tour for 2018. From our well-located hotel in Northumbria, we feature a host of interesting attractions, including Northumberlandia, ‘The Lady of the North’, Tynemouth Priory, a former 13th century chapel, as well as a WW2 gun battery and the grand Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in the heart of Northumberland’s countryside.

Holiday Highlights

 

Northumberlandia 

Woodhorn Museum 

Seaton Deleval Hall 

Tynemouth Priory 

St Mary’s Lighthouse 

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Monday

We depart and make our way to
Northumbria, arriving late afternoon at our
hotel for the next 4 nights with dinner, bed and
breakfast and tea/coffee and biscuits are served
on arrival.

Tuesday

This morning we head to the Rising Sun
Country Park, enjoying the outdoors and wildlife
it brings. Next, we visit Tynemouth Priory which
contains a 13th century chapel, as well as a
WW2 gun battery. This afternoon we visit St
Mary’s Lighthouse, reached between the tides
via a causeway, where you can access the visitor
centre and lighthouse tower to learn more about
the islands history. We then travel via Blyth,
where we can stop for tea, coffee or ice cream by
the beach.

Wednesday

We start with a short drive to
Northumberlandia, home of ‘The Lady of the
North’, a stunning human landform sculpture of
a lady, standing 100 ft in height and spanning a
1/4 of a mile. We then travel to Morpeth where
you can visit its weekly Wednesday market and
explore the historic market town. Later we stop
at Woodhorn Museum a 19th-century coal mine
now a museum and heritage centre where you
can wander the grounds or museum. Next, we
move to Seaton Deleval Hall where you can stroll
around its gardens or see its dramatic halls as
we finish off our day.

Thursday

Today we visit the Maritime Centre at
Newbiggin where you can enjoy the exhibits or
enjoy a walk by the beach at this seaside town.
Next we drive via Walkworth Castle to Alnwick
where you can explore the historic town. Later
we go to Rothbury where we have a quick stop,
before visiting Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens,
regarded as the first British country house to be
built new in Greek revival style. We return to the
hotel for our final evening

Friday

After breakfast we leave our hotel and
head for home.

Your Hotel

 

The Holiday Inn Gosforth Park

 

The Holiday Inn Gosforth Park is an ideal base for this tour.

Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool and gym,

steam room, sauna and spa bath, as well as a bar/lounge.

All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, telephone,

and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

The hotel has a lift.

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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
Tui 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 outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
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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