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Northumbria, The Farne Islands & The Holy Island

Northumbria, The Farne Islands & The Holy Island

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Skim over the sands and causeway to Holy Island and prepare to enter another world. Cruise around the rocky Farne Islands; a habitat for seals and many species of seabird – possibly one of the most exciting seabird colony in England! Did you know that Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England? Many of these castles, including Alnwick, stand guard along our dramatic coast.

Day 1

Travel to our hotel making suitable comfort stops along the way. Arrive at hotel with time to relax before our evening meal.

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Day 2

Today we visit Alnwick Castle & Gardens, one of Britain's most iconic Castles, which featured as 'Hogwarts' in the Harry Potter movies. Be spellbound by The Alnwick Garden, landscaped hedges and flower beds around the water cascade. The Alnwick Garden includes the Poison Garden, home to a gruesome collection of lethal plants. There are a wide range of food & drink options here for lunch to be purchased.

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Day 3

Visit Seahouses, ‘The Gateway to the Farne Islands’, which is a large village on the North Northumberland coast. Here we join a boat tour around the Farne Islands, one of Britain’s most spectacular wildlife habitats. Afterwards, visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, lying just a few miles off the coast the Holy Island is cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast moving tides.

B, D

Day 4

Travel to Cragside House & Gardens, an extraordinary Victorian house with gardens and woodland, for time at leisure. Described in 1880 as 'a palace of the modern magician', this is one of Northumbria's most unique attractions. Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets - most of them still working. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the formal garden. Lunch can be purchased in the tea rooms which overlook Tumbleton lake.

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Day 5

Return to home area making suitable comfort stops, including time at Boundary Mills, Grantham, for lunch to be purchased.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

LITTLE HAVEN HOTEL, SOUTH SHIELDS ***

Uniquely situated at the gateway of the River Tyne, Little Haven Hotel boasts extensive views. Enjoy a varied wining and dining experience in the beautiful conservatory style restaurant. Please Note: This hotel does not have rooms with walk in showers. If you would like to guarantee a room with a Sea View there is a supplement fee, please enquire with our Sales Advisors.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Entrance to Alnwick Castle & Gardens, including the Poison Garden

  • Entrance to Craigside House & Gardens

  • A boat tour around the Farne Islands

  • Visit to Holy Island of Lindisfarne

  • Coach excursions as described

  • Fully escorted throughout

 

*This is a weather dependent and wildlife viewings cannot be guaranteed.

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

 

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