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Newcastle and Alnwick

Newcastle and Alnwick

Newcastle is a dynamic city, which has iconic architecture and many popular sites to discover. The area of England’s north east is one of the most beautiful and unexplored regions in the UK, with miles of open countryside, ancient castles and pretty market towns.

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Price Includes (all details are subject to change):


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • admission into Alnwick Castle and Gardens

  • guided tour of Newcastle

  • three excursions

  • return coach travel

  • ferry fare from N Ireland (£30 supplement)


Maldron Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Located in the heart of Newcastle city centre, this 4-star hotel offers a prime central location and attractions right on the doorstep.  Renowned for high standards, stylish rooms and tasty menus, the Maldron is the ideal place to enjoy a leisurely getaway. (lift)


Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to the Maldron Hotel, Newcastle. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

Head to the historic town of Alnwick. Enjoy a visit to Alnwick Castle, which featured in the Harry Potter Films; and Alnwick Garden, which is one of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens, with its Rose Garden, Serpent Garden, Poison Garden and Grand Cascade.

Day Three

An informative guided tour of the Newcastle area is followed by free time to explore the vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. With its famous bridges, stunning quayside, castle and quirky shops, there is so much to see and do in this exciting city.

Day Four

Enjoy Northumbria's unspoilt beauty and stunning coastline on today's excursion along the North Northumberland Heritage Coast. Visit the wonderful Holy Island of Lindisfarne (tides permitting) with its Priory and castle, the picturesque village of Bamburgh with its spectacular coastal castle and the fishing village of Seahouses.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Newcastle and travel home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary


For full Itinerary click here

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Not every holiday will suit your mobility needs and some are not suitable for persons using walking aids/wheelchairs etc.  Please ask a member of staff for details should you have any concerns regarding suitability.

TRAVEL WITH US AND YOU CAN PARK YOUR CAR AT THE STENA LINE TERMINAL, BELFAST FOR ONLY £30. To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.


To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

Name Address Times
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre, Leonardo Hotel,
(formerly Jurys Inn), Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall

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