Northumberland Coast & Alnwick

Northumberland Coast & Alnwick

Cathedrals, castles and cobbled streets a’plenty, Northumberland and County Durham are truly charming and characterful places to visit. From our base in Sunderland we will discover the city of Durham, as well as visits to Chesters Roman Fort & Museum and Alnwick Castle & Gardens

Cathedrals, castles and cobbled streets a’plenty, Northumberland and County Durham are truly charming and characterful places to visit. The most northerly county in England, Northumberland boasts magnificent rolling hills, rocky headlands and countryside vistas, plus a stunning coastline with miles of award winning beaches. From our base in Sunderland we will also discover the city of Durham where the magnificent Norman Cathedral is undoubtedly the main attraction.



The four star Marriott Sunderland is located on the seafront at Seaburn overlooking Whitburn Sands. Facilities include the Promenade Restaurant and Mariners Bar, plus a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna and gymnasium. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned and feature Marriott’s luxury bedding, flat screen satellite TV, trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, iron & board, plus tea / coffee tray.  Lift to all floors.



  • We journey along the coast via Amble, Warkworth and Alnmouth to visit delightful Alnwick with its magnificent castle and gardens. The castle, which was used a location for Harry Potter films, is one of the largest inhabited castles in England, proudly known as 'The Windsor of the North'. In the gardens you can see the Grand Cascade, the Poison Garden and the Ornamental Garden, water sculptures, the Bamboo Labyrinth, and the amazing tree house, the largest in Europe. Alnwick itself is a bustling medieval market town with twisting cobbled streets and an eclectic collection of individual shops.


  • Enjoy a scenic drive along part of the route of the famous Hadrian’s Wall to the Chesters Roman Fort & Museum at Chollerford, regarded as the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain. We then call at Hexham, a charming market town characterised by its stone architecture, cobbled streets and historic buildings including the medieval abbey.


  • We visit the ancient and historic City of Durham, a UNESCO world Heritage Site that is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral together with adjacent Durham Castle standing high above the River Wear. Explore the compact city centre with its delightful medieval buildings, plus the quaint cobbled streets and ancient bridges of the old town.



  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Admission to Alnwick Castle & Gardens and Chesters Roman Fort.

  • Excursions as described above.

  • Return travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach

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
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
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. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road 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
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
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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