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Rugged Northumberland: Holy Island & Cragside - 5 Day


National Trust Breaks 2017
from just
£510 .00
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    • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park
    • Porterage
    • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
    • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
    • Visits to Alnwick Castle and Garden, Newcastle, Cragside & Holy Island
    • Guided tour of Alnwick Castle and Garden
    • Guided tour of Newcastle
    • Services of a Tour Manager
Tour CodeDatePickupsHotelDurationPriceAvailability
TBO020 107/05/2017 VIEW
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Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Making own way - Going on Excursions, Worcester
Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle (Please Call) 5 Days £510.00 Please Call
TBO023 128/05/2017 VIEW
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CLUB CLASS HOME COLLECTION from £90 per person, Crewe, Do not use - Web Making own Way, Kidsgrove, Making own way - Going on Excursions, Newport (Shrops.), Northwich, Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford, Warrington Lymm Services (M6), Wellington (Shrops.), Winsford, Wrexham
Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle 5 Days £510.00 Book Now
TBO027 125/06/2017 VIEW
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Banbury, Burton-upon-Trent, Chesterfield, CLUB CLASS HOME COLLECTION from £90 per person, Coventry, Derby, Do not use - Web Making own Way, Leamington Spa, Leicester Forest East Services (M1), Lichfield, Long Eaton, Loughborough, Making own way - Going on Excursions, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham, Sheffield, Swindon, Witney
Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle 5 Days £510.00 Book Now
TBO030 123/07/2017 VIEW
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Amersham, Basingstoke, Camberley, CLUB CLASS HOME COLLECTION from £90 per person, Do not use - Web Making own Way, Farnham, Guildford, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hounslow, Maidenhead, Making own way - Going on Excursions, Slough, St Albans, Staines, Sunbury, Uxbridge, Woking
Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle 5 Days £510.00 Book Now
TBO034 120/08/2017 VIEW
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Brighton, Burgess Hill, CLUB CLASS HOME COLLECTION from £90 per person, Cobham Services (M25), Crawley, Do not use - Web Making own Way, Epsom, Haywards Heath, Making own way - Going on Excursions, Sevenoaks, Staines, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uxbridge, Watford
Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle 5 Days £510.00 Book Now
TBO036 103/09/2017 VIEW
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Bishop's Stortford Birchanger Green Services (M11), Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Cheshunt, CLUB CLASS HOME COLLECTION from £90 per person, Dereham, Do not use - Web Making own Way, Downham Market, Enfield, Grantham, Harlow, Huntingdon, King's Lynn, Lowestoft, Making own way - Going on Excursions, March, Newark, Newmarket, Norwich, Peterborough, Wisbech
Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park Newcastle 5 Days £510.00 Book Now

The wild coastline and countryside of Northumberland is steeped in history, from one of the finest medieval castles in the country to one of the National Trust’s most popular houses, Cragside.

Excursion One - Alnwick Castle & Garden
Still home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family, Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England. We enjoy a guided tour of the superlative Alnwick Garden, set around a cascading fountain, and surrounding 'Capability' Brown landscape before heading to the castle. Here our guided tour explores the history of the Percy family through the eclectic array of furniture and art they collected and displayed in the impressive State Rooms. Alnwick also featured in the hugely popular TV series Downton Abbey.

Excursion Two - Newcastle & Cragside
We enjoy a guided tour of Newcastle, with its inspiring heritage and acclaimed architecture. In the historical centre of the city stands the Castle Keep, one of the finest Norman stone castle keeps surviving in Britain today, while Grainger Town is home to elegant streets lined with stylish Georgian and Victorian buildings. Newcastle also boasts a redeveloped quayside where the iconic Millennium Bridge, the world's only tilting bridge, is situated.

We then head to Cragside, built high into the rock above the clear waters of Debdon Burn. Once the home of Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong, this imposing house is packed to the rafters with fascinating gadgets from the era. It was also the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and in 2014, a fully-working Archimedes Screw was installed, once again producing enough energy to light the house.
  Excursion Three - Holy Island & Northumberland Heritage Coast
We start with a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, lying just a few miles off the Northumberland coast. Only accessible twice a day at low tide, this beautiful unspoilt island is where Christianity first took hold in Britain. We pay a visit to Lindisfarne Priory and museum and follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who built their priory here nearly 1,400 years ago. The field adjacent to Lindisfarne Castle, the Gertrude Jekyll Edwardian garden and the Lime Kilns are well worth visiting and we recommend sampling the world famous Lindisfarne Mead, a unique fortified wine made on the island and known by many as 'the nectar of the gods'.

We round off the day with a scenic drive, taking in the stunning vistas, rugged scenery and vast sandy beaches of the unspoilt Northumberland Heritage Coast.

Please note: Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island is closed throughout 2017 for a major restoration project. Access to Holy Island is limited by tides therefore visiting times will vary.

The modern Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park is surrounded by 12 acres of parkland close to Newcastle city centre. As well as well-appointed guest rooms, the hotel also offers a bar and lounge and leisure facilities including an indoor pool, gym, solarium and sauna.

Single Supplement £120