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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 3 days

3 days from £189*
Departing: April - September 2017
* Price shown: 19 May 2017 from - - ACC
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A floral wonderland

The Alnwick Garden is one of Britain's most exciting contemporary gardens. See how it has been transformed from a derelict site into a world-class attraction - through the Duchess of Northumberland's bold vision - on this great-value break, which also includes visits to historic Durham and the fabled island of Lindisfarne.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to the Alnwick Garden
  • A visit to Durham, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne
  • Two night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning, we head to the ancient city of Durham. Visit the iconic cathedral and castle to marvel at one of the greatest surviving examples of Normanesque architecture, or browse the stylish boutiques and quirky craft shops, before we continue to our hotel for dinner.

Day Two

Today we visit the delightful tidal island of Lindisfarne, also known as 'Holy Island' due to its ancient religious heritage. Explore this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visit the ancient Priory ruin and picturesque 16th-century castle, and find out about island life at the Lindisfarne Centre (all entry fees payable locally).

We'll also stop at the coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by a great sandstone castle overlooking the Farne Islands, before returning to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Three

Discover the magnificent Alnwick Garden today. Just a few minutes walk from the medieval castle - the second largest inhabited fortress in England - the garden is a real jewel. From the pergola-covered paths of the rose garden to the Serpent Garden's eight water sculptures, and from one of the world's largest tree houses to the famous Grand Cascade with its tumbling waterfalls, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

During your time here you'll also have the chance to explore Alnwick Castle itself. This magnificent medieval border fortress was extensively restored in the 19th Century, was the location used as Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey's 2014 Christmas special, and now features a Downton Abbey exhibition of photography, costumes, and props. Newmarket guests are entitled to a specially negotiated entry rate, payable to your Tour Manager on site.

In the mid-afternoon we'll begin our journey home, arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Hull Port
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Northallerton, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From Code
21 April 2017
21 April 2017 £189.00 NB7ACC01
19 May 2017
19 May 2017 £189.00 NB7ACC01
16 June 2017
16 June 2017 £189.00 NB7ACC01
30 June 2017
30 June 2017 £189.00 NB7ACC01
01 September 2017
01 September 2017 £189.00 NB7ACC01

Holiday Inn, Washington (or similar) ★★★

You will be staying in the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington. All rooms in this modern hotel have private facilities, colour TV, telephones and tea-and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel has good bar and restaurant facilities.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 3 days reviews verified by Reevoo

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 3 daysScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 226 reviews
(8 out of 10)

Julian

Rawtenstall Couple
The hotel was really good with comfortable,well appointed rooms and a nice choice of food, served by friendly young staff. Unfortunately our driver and guide were both new to the area and due to wrong turnings etc. we had only an hour in Durham when everything was closing. But we had all day in Lindisfarne, due to the tides, and plenty of time to see both Alnwick castle and gardens, which were the main focus of the break.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 24 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

CAROL

Lancaster Single traveller
A superb holiday. The visits were excellent. We had a wonderful tour manager, Janet. The hotel was very good, clean and the food extremely tasty. Only downside to the hotel was that they never delivered the morning alarm calls ... always some invalid excuse for them not happening. The coach driver wasn't very good as he was always getting lost. I was picked up two hours late as he'd spent most of the morning lost according to the other passengers .... not stuck in traffic as he'd told Newmarket and the tour manager. Certainly a trip to recommend though.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

JUDITH

Southport, Merseyside Single traveller
I had a wonderful time! I'm not a confident driver, so I would never have driven myself to Lindisfarne, or Alnwick Castle & Gardens - two stunningly beautiful locations. The hotel accommodation, hospitality and staff were lovely. The tour guide, Janet, and the driver, Mick, were friendly and courteous. The other people on the tour were kind and friendly, so it was no problem at all for me travelling by myself. THANK YOU, Newmarket Holidays!
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(1 out of 10)

JOSEPH

Friends
already sent you an e/mail that says it all.

an absolute let down.

mr ,j.mcardle.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(6 out of 10)

jenny

Wirral Couple
Very pleasant trip. The two main places we stopped at couldn't be faulted. The coach driver was very unsure of the area we were visiting and this resulted in lengthy delays.

The hotel was pleasant and the food was good value.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

RALPH

Chester Couple
Nice places to visit but catalogue of errors from start to finish, driver not familiar with roads so relied heavily on sat nav which sent him the wrong way at all pick up points from Chester, tour guide only joined at last pick up, major road works around Scotch corner so again more long delays so only had 1 hour at Durham.Hotel & food fine, Lindesfarne lovely but tide times wrong so marooned there for 6/7 hours with nothing much to do. Bamburgh not even mentioned so obviously no visit there. Alnwick castle & gardens fine but long long journey home due to lots of drop off points, tour guide ok, but of course first off the coach so pitied the driver as lots of pressure on him & errors not really his fault. Blame poor planning from Newmarket.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 20 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

Birte

glossop Friends
I really enjoyed my holiday. It wa good value for money. There was not a good atmosphere between driver and tour manager and it showed in form of silence on the coach. Apart from that no complaints, we were well looked after. I would go again.
Confirmed traveller: 03 July 2016
Published on: 19 July 2016

Holiday Inn, Washington (or similar) ★★★

You will be staying in the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington. All rooms in this modern hotel have private facilities, colour TV, telephones and tea-and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel has good bar and restaurant facilities.