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Historical sites to take you back through time, vast landscapes to explore, and wildlife to make you go ‘aw’. 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. There are a plethora of things to do in Northumberland including the Farne Islands, where dozens of puffins await to melt your hearts and at night you can turn your gaze upwards to Northumberland’s famed dark skies.
Northumbria is home to numerous sites of historical importance including Hadrian’s Wall; a 2,000-year-old blockade and Rome’s largest construction project in England which still dominates the landscape. There is also the holy Island of Lindisfarne, once the epicentre of Christianity, with its serene 12th century priory ruins and birthplace of one of the world’s most sacred books: The Lindisfarne Gospels.
Northumbria is also home to the Alnwick Garden which is the finest contemporary garden in the UK. It is also home to a host of other delightful gardens such as Howick Gardens and Arboretum and Cragside Estate which are worth a visit too.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne - A visit to history-rich and beautiful Lindisfarne, cut off twice daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides, is an adventure not to miss. There’s a wealth of history to discover on this small, but very significant island, the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s most precious books.
Northumberland’s Coastal Castles - Northumberland's coastline is strewn with castles and time-ravaged ruins, providing great insight into the county's turbulent past.
Kingdom of Northumbria
Depending on where you are travelling from today you have the opportunity to plan your route to take in some local sights or attractions en-route. to Hexham.
Your stay for the 4 nights is at Slaley Hall or the White Swan Hotel with a welcome dinner on the 1st night.
Look What’s Included
• 4 Nights at the Slaley Hall Hotel, Hexham
• Breakfast each morning and welcome dinner on the first night
• Admission to Beamish Open Air Museum
• Detailed Roadbook featuring Maps, Great Drives and Local Attractions
• Commemorative Tour Rally plate
• Complimentary Car Parking at the Hotel
OUR TOUR HOTELS
The hotel on this tour has been hand-picked for its quality, facilities and location.
Dates & Prices
Kingdom of NorthumbriaTour
Including 4 Nights at the Slaley Hall Hotel, Hexham