Historic Hexham & Hadrian's Wall Country

Historic Hexham & Hadrian's Wall Country

Based at The BEAUMONT HOTEL

DEPARTS FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER

RETURNS MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER

 

4 DAYS FROM £324

 

Situated just a few miles from Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and the Northumberland National Park, the historic town of Hexham has been voted by Country Life Magazine as England’s favourite market town. Once the haunt of marauding Vikings 1300 years ago nowadays visitors will delight in the cobbled streets, cafes and quirky independent shops along with the magnificent Hexham Abbey which lies at its hub.

 

Our tour includes a ride aboard the South Tynedale Railway – England’s highest narrow guage railway which operates through the scenic South Tyne Valley in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Our base in Hexham is the highly commended Best Western BEAUMONT HOTEL which is situated in the heart of the town overlooking the park and famous Abbey. Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, the hotel features a restaurant and comfortable bar and all the very comfortable en suite bedrooms include a tv, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Friday 12th October
Departing Newark, we utilize the A1/motorway system to travel northwards with an extended break for lunch/sightseeing in Wensleydale at the pretty town of Leyburn where Friday is market day. After free time here we continue our journey over the Pennines so to our base in Hexham.

Saturday 13th October
Full day tour including a ride aboard the South Tynedale Railway – England’s highest narrow gauge railway. Constructed by volunteers the line is part of a former standard gauge branch line from the historic Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.Take in the lovely Pennine secenery as we journey from the restored Victorian station at Alston to Lintley Halt and back on trains hauled by vintage
steam or diesel locomotives; if you are lucky you may catch sight of deer, birds of prey, or even glimpse a red squirrel!

Sunday 14th October
A half day tour along Hadrian’s Wall incorporating visits to both Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum. The remains found at Vindolanda are the most extensive of any Roman Fort and have produced a fascinating insight into daily Roman life including shops, houses, military buildings and two bath houses. The Roman Museum houses a range of personal belongings unearthed from the site including shoes, textiles, coins, jewellery and pottery. On our return to Hexham there will be free time to explore at your leisure.

Monday 15th October
Departing Hexham after a leisurely breakfast, we have the morning at leisure in the nearby town of Corbridge, once a supply base where Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions and where today the pretty high street houses a plethora of small independent shops and cafés. We then return so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £324 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room

 

SUPPLEMENTS

Double/twin for sole occupancy £60.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 miles radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout, including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Best Western Beaumont Hotel

Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum

Ride aboard the South Tynedale Railway

 

NOT INCLUDED

Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

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
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TBA TBA
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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