Northumbria’s vast landscapes are full of historical sites just waiting to be explored. Lincolnshire also has much to enjoy, with some of England’s most historic buildings and what may be the best-tasting sausage festival in the land.
Northumbrias vast landscapes are full of historical sites just waiting to be explored. Lincolnshire also has much to enjoy, with some of Englands most historic buildings and what may be the best-tasting sausage festival in the land.
The Jurys Inn Newcastle is situated in the city centre. All 274 en-suite rooms come with Freeview TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi
The Best Western Kenwick Park Hotel, set in 320 acres of parkland, offers 34 en-suite bedrooms each with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and WiFi. The hotel also has a pool, spa and Hydrotherapy Pool.
Leaving Belfast, we board the mid-morning Stena Line sailing, arriving in Newcastle in late afternoon.
Hotel: Jurys Inn, Newcastle (3 nights D, B&B)
The day begins with a tour of Newcastle. Then we head for the Cheviot Hills, visiting the villages of Ford and Etal, before arriving at Holy Island (Lindisfarne). Island access is restricted by tidal conditions and will be at the discretion of the guide and driver. If access is not possible, we will visit nearby Berwickupon- Tweed instead.
Hotel: Best Western Kenwick Park Hotel, Louth (3 nights D, B&B)
Today we get a flavour of working life in the north-east during Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times at Beamish Open Air Museum. We’re in the cathedral city of Durham for the afternoon.B, D
We leave Newcastle and head to our second hotel in Louth, stopping en route at the Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre. Continuing south through Yorkshire we cross the Humber Bridge into Lincolnshire and arrive at our hotel.B, D
We spend a full day in the city of Lincoln, taking a guided tour of the Cathedral and spending some free time exploring its historic streets.B, D
After a short visit to the weekly market in Louth, we drive south to Stamford, the most complete stone-built town in England, unchanged for many centuries.B, D
We return to Belfast on the evening Stena Line ferry from Cairnryan.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Ford Etal Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Beamish Open Air Museum Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre Lincoln Cathedral Tour Louth Stamford
Single Room Supplement £145