EXCURSION 1: With its striking cathedral, Hexham is regarded as one of the
best market towns in the UK. On our way to Alnwick Castle stop off at Hadrians
Wall for photos before spending the afternoon at 700 year old Alnwick Castle.
See the lavish state rooms, drawing room, dining room and the 400 year old library
with 16,000 books. Roam the 26 acre garden with elaborate water features and
EXCURSION 2: This morning we will travel to Durham. The city is home to one of the
most recognisable land marks in the UK, the majestic Durham Cathedral. Together
with the adjacent Durham Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, forms one of the
most stunning cityscapes in Europe. Enjoy some free time in this glorious City. After
lunch hear stories about the city on a 2 hour Tyne cruise with commentary viewing
the city's famous landmarks including the Tyne Gorge and all seven bridges.
EXCURSION 3: Northumbria is blessed with unspoilt beauty with its tradition
and liltingtonque. Today's coastal trail passes Brednall Bay to the popular
fishing village of Seahouses, where stalls sell the freshest of seafood.
Continue along the coastline to Bamburgh with time free for lunch.
Take a walk on the golden beach, or visit impressive Bamburgh Castle.
A must see is The Holy Island of Lindisfarne – access is across the
2 mile causeway (tides permitting). Not only is the island the
cradle of Christianity, but also a breathtakingly beautiful isle to stroll
round with several cafés and characterful pubs to enjoy a refreshment.
Returning via the picturesque villages of Ford and Etal
Alnwick Castle and Gardens