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Dodds of Troon | 4 East Road, Ayr, KA8 9BA
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Dodds Coach Holidays | 24 Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AS
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Northumbria's Castles and Coastline

Northumbria's Castles and Coastline

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

  • River Tyne cruise

  • 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

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 Three

Join a River Tyne cruise, which allows you to view the Newcastle's famous landmarks including the Tyne Gorge and all the bridges. There will also be some free time to explore one of Britain's most iconic cities.

Day Four

Northumbria is blessed with unspoilt beauty. Today's coastal trail passes Brednall Bay to the popular fishing village of Seahouses, where there will be some free time. On to Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (tides permitting), a breathtakingly beautiful isle 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.

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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
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Main Entrance.
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
Kirkconnel Kirkconnel, bus stop at Railway Station entrance.
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar Sanquhar, Bus Stop at Train Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall

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