Treasures of Northumbria

Treasures of Northumbria





5 DAYS FROM £388


With its wonderful coastline, vibrant heritage and boasting officially the darkest skies in England, Northumbria officially the most tranquil county in England. Our base for the tour is the pretty village of Bamburgh – home of the famous castle which bears its name and Grace Darling who rescued survivors of the stricken SS Forfarshire when it hit Harcar rocks in 1838. Retaining its historic heritage, at Bamburgh’s centre you will find gift shops, an art studio and tea rooms.


Very popular with our clients in 2017, we are once again based at the very comfortable VICTORIA HOTEL which is situated on the picturesque village green and overlooked by the magnificent castle. Features of the hotel include a brasserie serving fine local produce and a bar where light snacks and drinks are served throughout the day. All of the well furnished en suite bedrooms have tv, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Please note there is no passenger lift and no ground floor rooms are available.


Monday 11th June
Departing Newark early morning we utilise the A1/motorway system to travel northwards making an extended break in Durham before continuing so to our base in Bamburgh.

Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th June
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Morning visit to the tidal Holy Island of Lindisfarne known for its religious connections and picturesque 16th century castle/priory. (Please note the Castle has been undergoing extensive renovation work but is due to re-open in April 2018). We will return to Bamburgh early afternoon allowing free time to explore (and maybe visit the Castle) at your leisure.
• Full day tour calling at the magnificent National Trust owned Cragside – the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity and armed full of ingenious gadgets most of them still working! The beautiful grounds include one of the largest rock gardens in Europe and Iron Bridge crossing the Depdon Burn. Please note – Cragside is located on a hillside and whilst there is a shuttle bus
operating around the site, access to some areas of the property may not be possible for those with walking difficulties.
• Full day tour calling at the beautiful market town of Alnwick famed for its Castle (the second largest inhabited castle in the country) and Garden (home to one of the world’s largest wooden treehouses). There will be free time to visit either (but probably not both) of these attractions at your leisure before we return via the lovely coastal village of Craster with its traditional smokehouse and kippers!

Friday 15th June
Departing Bamburgh after breakfast we retrace our steps making an extended break in the pretty North Yorkshire market town of Knaresborough before returning home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £388 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Please note – there is NO single room supplement but these are limited in number

Superior Rooms (twin/double) £80.00 per person.

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

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking

discounts and pick up supplements



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

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Victoria Hotel

Admission to Cragside House (£14.00 per person discount for NT members)



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable) Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Garden

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
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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