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Alnwick Castle

Northumberland History & Heritage

Discover Northumberland’s beautiful landscapes, historic landmarks and some of region’s best attractions on this weekend break. We’ll explore the medieval market town of Alnwick and visit the spectacular Alnwick Castle and Gardens. You will also 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.




  • Accommodation with dinner & breakfast

  • Admission to Alnwick Castle

  • Admission to Alnwick Gardens

  • Admission to Beamish Museum

  • Return journey on the South Tynedale Railway

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel north to Alston for a return journey on England's highest narrow gauge railway, the South Tynedale Heritage Railway. Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful unspoilt landscape of the South Tyne valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Take in the wonderful views of wide open skies and its big variety of wildlife as you experience a delightful heritage journey hauled by a vintage locomotive. We continue late afternoon 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
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
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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