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Northumbria - Castles, Islands and Beamish Northumbria - Castles, Islands and Beamish

Northumbria - Castles, Islands and Beamish

Sunrday 2nd to Friday 7th July 2023 - A tour of Northumberland visiting scenic Alnwick & its beautiful Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Beamish the 'Living Museum of the North' & much more. From £675pp

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History on a grand scale -

Guaranteed a warm welcome form the local "Geordies"! Step back in time with visits to Beamish Open air Museum, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle & Lindisfarne Castle. 


Bamburgh Castle - Appearances can be deceptive. It’s only when you step inside and pass through centuries of history and enter the brilliant creation of Victorian innovator William Armstrong that you’ll discover a castle like no other, this amazing Castle has NINE ACRES of prime Northumberland history with lots of open air spaces to enjoy.

Alnwick Castle - is a top destination for Harry Potter fans & has now added the Downton’s Crawley family to its famous visitors, having featured in a Christmas special. But of course the real story comes from 700 years of habitation by the Percy Family including Harry ‘Hotspur’ Percy, the illustrious medieval knight.  The Duke of Northumberland welcomes you to his family home which boasts sumptuous staterooms, stunning art collections and ancient walls steeped in history and filled with tales of warfare, romance and chivalry.

Lindisfarne Castle - full of contradictions this is a castle (that’s not a castle), on an island (that’s not an island)!

Beamish - the ‘living museum of the north’ this open air museum tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820's, 1900's & `1940's.


Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle****

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. This hotel does not offer walk-in showers.


Your holiday includes:

  • 5 nights dinner bed & full English breakfast

  • Entrance to Beamish Living Museum

  • Entrance to Bamburgh Castle

  • Entrance to Alnwick Castle

  • Visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

  • Free time in Newcastle

  • Blue Badge Guided tour of the City

  • Travel by Tally Ho Coach with on board facilities, free WiFi and air conditioning

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager



£675 per person price based on two people sharing a twin/double. Single supplement £130pp


image from visit Britain, Pawel Libera

Sunday 2nd July

We travel to our hotel in Newcastle with plenty of comfort stops on route. On arrival we can settle into our rooms before dinner is served.


Monday 3rd July

A trip to Beamish, the 'Living Museum of the North' tells the story of life in the north east of England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, step back in time as you take a tram ride through a real Edwardian market town, visit an authentic dentist, pit village and colliery, where costumed staff are proud to share their heritage.


Tuesday 4th July

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.


Wednesday 5th July

Today an experienced Blue Badge Guide will join us onboard our coach, with his wealth of knowledge of the Newcastle area, he will take us on a fascinating tour. The afternoon is free at leisure in the glorious city of Newcastle, exploring the city's many attractions and famous sights such as the Tyne Bridge or the Castle Keep that gave the city its name.


Thursday 6th July

After breakfast, and between tides we take a drive along the scenic heritage coastline and cross the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with time at leisure to explore. In the afternoon we visit Bamburgh Castle. Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, the castle has magnificent views of the Farne Islands.


Friday 7th July

After a full English breakfast, we make our way back home to South Devon.


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Exeter Exeter Motorway Services
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Bus Stop by Library
Plymouth 1 Plymouth Derry's Cross
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel

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Tally Ho Coaches Ltd

Station Yard Industrial Estate
Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES

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