Living History in Northumbria

Our base for this tour is the stunning Slaley Hall Hotel, which is ideally located for exploring historic Northumbria and the beautiful Durham Dales. Our tour features historic Hadrian’s Wall, the Beamish Living History Museum and fascinating Cragside House.

Rob says...
”With sumptuous surroundings and gorgeous views, The Slaley Hall is the perfect location for your passengers to relax in after exploring Northumbria.”
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Hadrian’s Wall & Hexham
After breakfast we meet our step-on guide for a full day guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall and Hexham. We travel through the fabulous scenery of the beautiful Northumbria countryside along the Hadrian’s Wall route, visiting the award winning Vindolanda, one of Europe’s most important Roman archaeological sites, and its Roman Army Museum. We have free time for lunch here before visiting the charming market town of Hexham, characterised by its stone architecture, cobbled streets and historic buildings before continuing on our tour along Military Road where we see the magnificent wall at close quarters.

Day 3 Beamish Museum
Today, we visit the Living Museum of the North, the Beamish Museum. This famous open air museum, set within 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. We experience town life as it would have been in the 1940s during World War II, visit a 1940's farm, pop into the Colliery and Pit Village in the early 1900s and take unlimited free rides on the Beamish tram.

Day 4 Cragside House (NT)
We spend today at the excellent Cragside House & Gardens, former home of the famous inventor, Lord Armstrong. In 1878, Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets - most of them still working - as well as an eclectic collection of British art, furniture, ceramics and natural history. Outside the house, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the lovely formal gardens. Please note, the terrain at Cragside House is uneven with steep footpaths, many of which are unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Slaley Hall

Hexham, Northumberland
AAAA Charming Location Collection Hotel
The Slaley Hall is an Edwardian mansion with a modern twist set in 1,000 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside. All 141 stylish bedrooms are elegantly decorated and are comfortable and spacious. The restaurant is bathed in natural daylight and has beautiful views across the grounds, the bar is informal and relaxing and there are several comfortable lounges. Luxury leisure facilities include a large indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. The hotel also has two Championship golf courses. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Slaley Hall

Hexham, Northumberland
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £269pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £125
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee & biscuits
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
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Prices starting from...

£269 for 5 days

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