Welcome to Northumberland
Explore the rugged, unspoilt natural beauty of Northumberland from the medieval market town of Alnwick. The town is dwarfed by the towering and magnificent Alnwick Castle and beautified by the magnificent Alnwick Garden. Rightfully celebrated as one of the UK’s best pieces of heritage, the castle is also renowned for its magical links to Hogwarts. We then journey to the wild, isolated splendour of Northumberland’s coast, discovering the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the eerie but spectacular Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Cut off from the mainland by water at daily intervals the causeway leads you to a land that time forgot.
- Explore magnificent Alnwick castle and its luscious gardens
- Wander the quaint and charming streets of Alnwick
- Discover the revered treasures of Holy Island
- Frolic in the seaside town of Bamburgh and enter its impressive castle.
Dates & Prices
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June 21 - June 24, 2017 (4 days)
Standard Blind Price: £399 Contact us for availability
Discounted Sighted Price: £249 Contact us for availability
The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .
Standard Blind Price: 399 399 Contact us for availability
Discounted Sighted Price: 249 249 Contact us for availability
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- 3 star accommodation
- All breakfasts
- 1 dinner
- Specified excursions
- Services of local guides
- Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
- Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens Tour
- Holy Island of Lindisfarne Tour
- Bamburgh Castle Visit
Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.
Wednesday 21st June
Arrive in Alnwick and explore its atmospheric cobbled streets before congregating at our historic hotel for our welcome dinner this evening.
Dinner Included. Overnight in Alnwick.
Thursday 22nd June
Today we will visit the vast property of Alnwick Castle and Gardens, the seat of the Dukes of Northumberland. Alnwick Castle’s exterior was suitably spectacular to double as J.K Rowling’s Hogwarts in the first Harry Potter film. As well as its fictional importance, it’s interior boasts many fantastic historic pieces. Our private state rooms tour will enlighten us on works by Canaletto, Titian, and Van Dyck.
We next visit Alnwick Garden, touted as one of the world’s most contemporary outdoor spaces with features including the Grand Cascade, Bamboo Labyrinth and even a Poison Garden!
Breakfast included. Overnight in Alnwick.
Friday 23rd June
Journey north to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. We will time our approach carefully so we can get across the causeway before it disappears below the sea, isolating the island. This has left the island a fantastically well preserved relic. The little town boasts a producer of mead, and many old fashioned buildings to explore on our guided tour. The island produces a sensory experience with crackling seaweed under foot and the sound of the seals howling. The eerie castle juts out into the skyline to produce one of the UK’s most unique skyscapes.
Next, venture south through Northumberland’s rugged coastline to Bamburgh Castle. This striking fortification stands atop a basalt outcrop dominating the surrounding area. Having been the location of a fort since before the Romans, the site has been contested in numerous wars over the centuries before the local industrialist Armstrong family bought and restored the castle in the 19th century.
Breakfast included. Overnight in Alnwick.
Saturday 24th June
This Morning before our departure you may wish to venture to one more of Northumberland’s quaint seaside towns – we suggest Alnmouth. Alternatively, why not indulge in a bit of retail therapy in the artisan boutiques and antique shops in the heart of Alnwick before departing Northumberland.