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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, Beamish & Maritime Hartlepool

Join us on this new weekend break to Northumberland, where we visit some of the regions top attractions including the Beamish Museum, Alnwick Gardens, Alnwick Castle & Hartlepool National Museum Of The Royal Navy.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland is renowned for its stunning coastline, picturesque rolling hills scattered with prehistoric remains and a sprinkling of quaint market towns and castle-crowned villages. On this weekend break we’ll explore some of this wonderful region’s best attractions from our base of Sunderland. We’ll discover the attractive market town of Alnwick where admission to the spectacular castle and gardens is included, visit the fascinating Hartlepool Maritime Museum; a superb recreation of an 18th century seaport where you can re-live life aboard a real British Naval frigate, and discover what life was like in North East England during times gone by at the multi-award winning Beamish Museum. This unique open air museum features a variety of recreated towns and villages with people dressed in costumes actively reliving the story of everyday life in the area.



A modern four star hotel located next to the Stadium of Light, just a short distance from Sunderland city centre. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and feature television, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron / ironing board, hairdryer, safe, fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and bar area plus a fitness centre. Lift to all floors.


  • Two nights accommodation with dinner & breakfast

  • Admission to Alnwick Castle

  • Admission to Alnwick Gardens

  • Admission to Beamish Museum

  • Admission to Hartlepool Maritime Museum

  • Excursion as described above

  • Return travel by Coach



Day One

We travel into Northumberland and on to Hartlepool where we visit the Hartlepool Maritime Museum. This excellent recreation of an 18th century seaport tells the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar, and incorporates a host of activities plus exciting live demonstrations. After our visit we’ll travel to our hotel in Sunderland with some time to relax before dinner this evening.


Day Two

Today we journey along the Northumberland coast to the elegant town of Alnwick where admission to the splendid medieval castle is included. Rich in fascinating history, Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and one of the UK's most significant heritage destinations. It has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions including Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter films. Admission is also included to spectacular Alnwick Garden, an award-winning visitor attraction and tranquil haven with 12 acres of magnificently manicured gardens to meander through.

B, D

Day Three

This morning we leave our hotel and make our way to the Beamish Museum, a world famous open air museum where costumed folk tell the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s. There will be time at leisure to enjoy this fantastic museum before we commence our homeward journey mid-afternoon.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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