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Northumbria and Alnwick Castle

Northumbria and Alnwick Castle

A different style of excursion unfolds each day in this land of outstanding beauty. Explore Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline, dotted with ancient castle, golden beaches and pretty market towns.

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Price Includes: all details are subject to change


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • entry to Alnwick Castle

  • entry to Alnwick Gardens

  • guided city tour

  • three excursions

  • entertainment

  • coach travel and ferry fare from N Ireland (£30 supplement)


Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Built in 1870, the Caledonian Hotel displays classic Georgian architecture, combined with a stylish contemporary interior.  Wooden flooring, plush leather sofas and low-level lighting features in the public areas, while the bedrooms are styled with bright modern decor.  It is approximately a 30-minute walk into city centre from the hotel. but they are on a bus route for those who wish to make their own way.


Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to the Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle for your four nights stay. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

A guide will join our coach for an informative city tour, seeing some of Newcastle's famous landmarks. Afterwards, there will be some free time to explore this iconic city.

Day Three

Spend the day exploring the market town of Alnwick, the castle and the gardens. The castle is the country's largest inhabited castle outside Windsor. It's medieval architecture and sumptuous interior has made it a sought-after film location. Alnwick Garden is quite simply stunning. Discover elaborate water features and the world's largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard.

Day Four

Today's coastal trail passes Beadnell Bay to the fishing village of Seahouses, where there will be free time. On to Bamburgh, home of the striking castle and Holy Island of Lindisfarne (tides permitting), breathtakingly beautiful with cafes and characterful pubs. Return via the picturesque villages of Ford and Etal.

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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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 Contact Details
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland

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