Spring is in the air, and Northumberland is the perfect place to get away for a little rest and relaxation. This Easter getaway from it all and visit Northumberland, a region that boasts charming countryside and miles of heritage coastlines. On this break, we even include visits to The Holy Isle, Alnwick, Berwick‐upon‐Tweed and Harrogate & Durham.
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – After pick‐up’s we travel to Harrogate, where we will enjoy a couple of hours at leisure. Home to historic buildings and decorative gardens, it is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. Perhaps, visit the Royal Pump Room Museum. Built by Isaac Shutt in 1842 to provide shelter for the town’s wealthy visitor, today it’s a museum where you can explore life in bygone Harrogate. After free time, we continue to our hotel.
*Day 2 – Our first stop today is the beautiful market town of Alnwick, dating back to 600AD the town’s astonishing history is evident everywhere you look, from the stunning Alnwick Castle (the second largest inhabited castle in the country), to the impressive Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick’s Galleries. Afterwards, we travel to Berwick‐upon‐Tweed for a leisurely lunch stop before continuing to the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne. Lying just off the Northumberland Coast, the Holy Island (as seen on Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland) is a picturesque, unspoilt village that is cut off twice a day from the rest of the world.
(*Subject to change, depending on tide times.)
Day 3 – Happy Easter, relax and enjoy a day at leisure today in the comforting surroundings of our hotel. We also have a lunch arranged at the hotel today.
Day 4 – Shortly after breakfast we visit Durham for a little free time. Home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, the majestic Durham Cathedral, together with adjacent Durham Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe. Later this afternoon, we will return back home to the East Midlands.
Holiday Inn Washington ***, Tyne & Wear
The Holiday Inn Washington offers comfortable and friendly accommodation.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Tea/coffee served after dinner
Lunch on Easter Sunday
Excursions to Harrogate, Durham, Alnwick & Berwick-Upon-Tweed
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