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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 4 days

4 days from £255*
Departing: April - October 2017
* Price shown: 12 May 2017 from - - ACS

An amazing restoration

Visit the magical Alnwick Garden, one of the most talked about and remarkable garden transformations of recent times, and enjoy a tour of Northumbria's beautiful heritage coastline, including a visit to Holy Island, or Lindisfarne as it's often known, cradle of English Christianity, on this wonderful weekend.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Entry to the Alnwick Garden
  • A visit to York, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne
  • Three 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


Day One

We leave the local area early in the morning and head to the Newcastle area, stopping en route for the chance to have lunch. We then continue to our overnight hotel, arriving in good time to unpack and relax before dinner is served.

Day Two

Today's highlight is our visit to marvellous, contemporary Alnwick Garden. From the symmetrical design and 15,000-plus plants of the Ornamental Garden to the water sculptures arranged around a 'serpent' shaped from holly; and from the Poison Garden containing some of the world's deadliest beauties to the bamboo Labyrinth, there's simply so much to see.

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.

Day Three

The second highlight of our break is our visit to Lindisfarne, the fabled offshore island only accessible at low tide via a narrow causeway. Stroll around the village and take in the fabulous views, visit the ancient Priory ruin with its 'rainbow arch', or enjoy the interactive 'Lindisfarne Gospels' exhibition in the Lindisfarne Centre (all entry fees payable locally).

During the day we'll also visit Bamburgh, home of famous lighthouse-keeper's daughter, Grace Darling, before returning to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Four

After a leisurely breakfast we"ll begin our journey home, stopping en route in historic York, and arriving back in the local area by early to mid evening.
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Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
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Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
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West Sussex
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Warwickshire Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From Code
28 April 2017
28 April 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
12 May 2017
12 May 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
02 June 2017
02 June 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
23 June 2017
23 June 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
07 July 2017
07 July 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
29 September 2017
29 September 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £255.00 NB7ACS01

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.

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.

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.

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 4 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 4 daysScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 354 reviews
(8 out of 10)


ipswich Single traveller
Very enjoyable, interesting, well paced and comfortable holiday. Friendly and efficient driver and tour manager. Hotel excellent, although personal preference would be a location somewhere with a view and to walk about in the evening, eg by the sea - although of minor importance for a short break,
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 08 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


Maulden, Beds Couple
A very well worked out weekend, lots to see and time put aside to be able to enjoy each venue. Our coach driver and courier both worked hard to make sure we all had a good time.
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 07 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


Chelmsford Couple
Interesting, well organised, lovely county.
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 07 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


nofolk Couple
all good company great , hotel food appalling, otherwise a very enjoyable time and good value .
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 06 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


comfortable coach with polite and helpful driver, very informative and helpful tour manager. hotel and room good , bed very comfortable , good shower. food good . no criticisms
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 05 October 2016
(7 out of 10)


Letchworth G.C. Couple
It was a very packed holiday with more walking than I could manage but I really enjoyed the bits that I did
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 05 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


st Albans Single traveller
Driver & guide very friendly & helpful. Good value short break. Hotel very clean & meals varied & good. Lovely excursions & places of interest.
Confirmed traveller: 05 September 2016
Published on: 02 October 2016