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Durham & Northumberland Coast

Northumberland has been justly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its picturesque rolling hills and a sprinkling of quaint market towns and castle-crowned villages. From our base in Sunderland we’ll visit the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne, discover the market town of Alnwick with it’s spectacular castle, and explore the city of Durham with its splendid Romanesque cathedral on a guided walking tour and tranquil river cruise

The most northerly county in England, Northumberland has been justly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its picturesque rolling hills scattered with prehistoric remains and fortified houses, and a sprinkling of quaint market towns and castle-crowned villages. The county also boasts a stunning, unspoilt coastline with miles of award winning sandy beaches, rare birdlife and majestic castles which we will explore on this relaxing four day break. From our base in Sunderland we’ll visit the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne, discover the market town of Alnwick with it’s spectacular castle, and explore the city of Durham with its splendid Romanesque cathedral on a guided walking tour and tranquil river cruise

 

HILTON GARDEN INN SUNDERLAND

A modern hotel located next to the Stadium of Light, just a short distance from Sunderland city centre. Hotel facilities include complimentary WiFi, a small shop, a restaurant and bar plus 24-hour fitness centre. Bedrooms are air-conditioned and feature LCD TV, iron & board and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Three nights accommodation with dinner & breakfast

  • Guided walking tour of Durham

  • Guided tour of Durham Cathedral

  • Durham River cruise

  • Excursions as detailed

  • Return travel by coach 

Day One

We travel north to the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne where we have some time to explore the city sights, we then continue on to nearby Sunderland where we commence our three night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland.

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Day Two

This morning we journey along the coast and cross the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast, Holy Island is cut off twice daily by the tide. Rising from the sheer rock face at the tip of the island is Lindisfarne Castle, built in 1550 to defend the harbour against attack from Scots and Norsemen. The island is a haven of peace and tranquillity and a great location for potentially spotting some native wildlife including seals and birds. This afternoon visit to delightful Alnwick, home to one of Britain's most iconic castles known worldwide not only by its rich history, but also due to its presence in many films and TV shows including Blackadder and the Harry Potter films. Alnwick itself is a bustling medieval market town with twisting cobbled streets and an eclectic collection of individual shops.

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Day Three

We travel to Durham and commence a guided walking tour through the city's fascinating medieval streets and learn of its captivating history and culture. Afterwards, we’ll visit the impressive Romanesque Cathedral where a tour will be included before enjoying a tranquil river cruise with spectacular views of the cathedral, castle and bridges. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure to further explore Durham at your own pace.

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Day Four

We check out this morning and commence our return journey home to North Wales.

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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
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
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
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
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, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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