4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Welcome tea & coffee on arrival Tea/coffee served after dinner
Admission into Bamburgh Castle & Seaton Delaval Hall
Excursions to Harrogate, Durham & York
Free time in Newcastle
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Before arriving at the hotel, we will enjoy free time in Harrogate. Home to historic buildings and decorative gardens, it is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. Maybe visit the Royal Pump Room Museum; built by Isaac Shutt in 1842 it’s now home to a fascinating museum where you can explore life in bygone Harrogate. After free time, we continue to our hotel where tea and coffee will be waiting for us.
Day 2* – Today we have arranged a trip over the famous causeway 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. Here, we visit the stunning Bamburgh Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. Once you’ve wandered through the 14 public areas and watched history being uncovered you can treat yourself to refreshments from the Clock Tower Tea Rooms.
Day 3 – 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.
Day 4 – After a morning at leisure, this afternoon we travel to the National Trust’s Seaton Delaval Hall, a great house set in its own estate with lovely gardens to explore and a fine art collection. Built between 1719 and 1730 for Admiral George Delaval, it is not only the finest house in the north east of England, but it is also among the finest works of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh – one of the masters of English Baroque. Home to the larger than life Delaval family, for 900 years the estate has been a stage for drama, intrigue and romance.
Day 5 – We travel to York. This beautifully preserved medieval city is a wonderful way to enjoy a couple of hours, with unique surroundings and a warm ambience why not enjoy a cup of tea (or coffee) in one of the cosy cafés around the city before we return home.
*The exact timings of the day will depend on tidal times.