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Summertime in Northumbria 5 Days 5 – 9 August 2019

Historical sites to take you back through time, vast landscapes to explore, and wildlife That’s Northumberland. Countless castles jostle for attention – ‘proper’ castles with battlements and portcullises, ghostly ruins guarding endless sandy beaches, and ones that echo with ancient footsteps. At night, turn your gaze upwards to see millions of stars pinpricking Northumberland’s famed dark skies.

• QUAYSIDE HOTEL NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
• ALNWICK AND NORTHUMBRIA COAST
• CATHEDRAL CITY OF DURHAM
• CATHERINE COOKSON COUNTRY AND COAST

YOUR HOTEL The Millennium Copthorne Hotel stands in one of the finest locations in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne, just a short stroll from the city centre. Bedrooms are all facing the river with views across, all are en suite and have satellite television and all the modern day facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The hotel has a lift.

MONDAY Depart from your home area travelling to Newcastle, arriving late afternoon at Copthorne Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival.

TUESDAY This morning we head for the coast and South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson, continuing past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn before turning inland across to the ancient and historic City of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high above the River Wear. Late afternoon we return to Newcastle.

WEDNESDAY Today we take the road north, via Ashington, Amble, Warkworth and historic Alnwick. We have time to look round the town, with its mighty castle, and obtain lunch before returning south to Morpeth for a short break before making our way back to the hotel.

THURSDAY A free day for you to explore and enjoy Newcastle. Just a short walk along the quayside from your hotel is the Millennium ‘Winking Eye’ bridge and Newcastle’s famous quayside. Enjoy a riverside stroll before maybe enjoying lunch in a quayside pub, or take a walk into the city centre for lunch and some retail therapy in Eldon Square shopping centre.

FRIDAY After a leisurely breakfast we leave Newcastle and travel to the market town of Hexham for lunch before returning home. This is an interesting town not far from Hadrians Wall, there are shops, cafes and the Border History Museum which is well worth a visit.

PRICE PER PERSON £360

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £60 5 AVAILABLE

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation.

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