The Spirit of Newcastle

Our fantastic north east tour features great attractions around this beautiful coastal area, including Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, a river cruise along the Tyne and visits to Edinburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Today we make our way to the medieval market town of Alnwick which still retains many of its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings. We visit Alnwick Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in England which famously features as ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films. In the afternoon we visit The Alnwick Garden, known locally for its Grand Cascade of 120 water jets, one of the largest treehouses in the world and of course gardens. There are plenty of refreshment opportunities before returning to our hotel.

Day 3 Newcastle or Edinburgh
This morning we have free time in Newcastle to explore the city’s many attractions or we have the option of taking the coastal train up to Edinburgh and enjoying a stunning scenic journey to the seat of Scottish power. We will have time to explore the capital’s famous sights, before returning by coach to our hotel.

Day 4 Holy Island & Bamburgh Castle
After breakfast we take a drive along the scenic heritage coastline and cross the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to Lindisfarne Castle. We have time at leisure to explore and enjoy lunch before we visit Bamburgh Castle. Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, the castle boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands. We call at the pretty fishing village of Seahouses en route back to our hotel. Please note, today is subject to tidal times.

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

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

Newcastle-upon-Tyne
AAAA Located in the City Centre
Located next to the River Tyne in the riverside area of Newcastle, the contemporary Copthorne Newcastle is a 20 minute walk to the city centre. The 156 bedrooms (refurbished in 2017) all boast wonderful river views from the large bay windows and are comfortable and well decorated. The large, modern restaurant overlooks the river and is contemporary in style, whilst the bar has a sports-bar feel with comfortable seating. There is also an outside terrace that makes the most of the riverside location. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park

Seaton Burn, Tyne & Wear
AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This modern hotel is located just to the north of Newcastle, with good access available to the A1 for touring Northumbria and the Scottish Borders. All 151 bedrooms are very spacious and bathrooms are modern with good fittings. There is an informal brasserie-style restaurant and a modern b with comfortable seating. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park

Seaton Burn, Tyne & Wear
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £199pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £104
Based on Sunday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee & biscuits
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle 

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £199pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £104
Based on Sunday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
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£199 for 5 days

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