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Edinburgh Tattoo, Northumbria & Lindisfarne

4 days from £329*
Departing: August 2017
* Price shown: 18 August 2017 from -

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British history and heritage

Experience the unforgettable Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Enjoy the pomp and pageantry of this magical spectacle that ends with the lone piper atop the battlements of Edinburgh Castle. With tours of the wild Northumbrian countryside and the chance to explore the historic 'holy' island of Lindisfarne included, this is a weekend away you can't afford to miss.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation in a hotel in the Teesside area
  • Three-course evening meals on Days One and Three
  • A seat at the Edinburgh Tattoo (upgrades available)
  • A full day exploring Northumbria
  • Visits to Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Harrogate
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll head north to our hotel, stopping for the chance to have lunch en route.

Day Two

This morning we head to Edinburgh - the "Athens of the North". Upon arrival the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore Princes Street and the fascinating lanes and wynds of the famous Royal Mile. Alternatively, join our optional guided tour. On Princes Street, we'll pass Jenners - the oldest department store in the world. We'll see the Castle, St Giles Cathedral, the Princes Street Gardens, the Sir Walter Scott monument and the Royal Mile, before ending the tour by exploring the lavish rooms of the Royal Apartments at Holyroodhouse.

In the early evening we'll head to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for the Military Tattoo - the highlight of our visit - for a fantastic evening of music and colour, pomp and pageantry. We will leave Edinburgh around 10.00pm, and arrive back at the hotel at about 1.00am.

Day Three

The coastal landscapes of Northumbria, one of England's loveliest and most unspoilt areas, beckon today. We'll visit Lindisfarne, an ancient centre of Celtic and medieval Christianity, and accessible only at low tide via a narrow causeway. Explore the priory ruins, stroll beside the busy harbour or discover tales of island life in the Lindisfarne Centre (entry fees payable locally).

We'll also stop at Grace Darling's Bamburgh, where the great sandstone castle overlooks the Farne Islands, before we return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Four

We begin our homeward journey today, stopping en route in Harrogate. Discover the graceful architecture, colourful gardens and shopping of this vibrant town, which also boasts a thriving cafe culture. After the chance to have lunch, we'll restart our journey home, arriving in the local area by mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Bedford
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Huntingdon
Cheshire Wilmslow
Cornwall Liskeard, St Austell, Truro
Devon Barnstaple, Plymouth
Dorset Dorchester, Ferndown, Weymouth
Essex Colchester, Leigh On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Witham
Gwent Magor Services M4
Hampshire Eastleigh
Hertfordshire Hitchin, St Albans
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Chatham, Dartford, Dover, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate
Lancashire Accrington, Leigh, Oldham, Prestwich
Leicestershire Leicester
Lincolnshire Gainsborough, Grimsby, Lincoln, Stamford
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Swansea
Norfolk Dereham, Kings Lynn, Norwich
Oxfordshire Banbury
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Doncaster, Sheffield
Somerset Frome, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Tamworth
Suffolk Ipswich, Lowestoft
Surrey Leatherhead, Staines
West Midlands
West Midlands Coventry, Walsall
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Swansea City
Wiltshire Swindon
Worcestershire Evesham, Redditch
Date Price From
18 August 2017
18 August 2017 £329
25 August 2017
25 August 2017 £329

Tyneside Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the Tyneside or Teesside areas, such as Quality Hotel, Sunderland. All rooms have private bathrooms, colour TV, telephones and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Ticket upgrades

You may like to upgrade your seat for the Tattoo. The seats are located in stands in a U shape around the castle esplanade. The more expensive the seats the further away they are from the open part of the U, which is where the acts emerge onto the esplanade.

Access to the Tattoo

There is a short but steeply inclined walk of 80 metres up Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade. There is then a further 60-metre walk on average, followed by steps up to the spectator stands where generally, the seating is quite steeply tiered. You will have plenty of time to make your way to and from the Esplanade and will be able to go at your own pace. Wheelchairs can be sited at ground level under the North stand at all performances and disabled toilets are available on the Esplanade.

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.

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.

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.

Edinburgh Tattoo - 4 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Edinburgh Tattoo - 4 daysScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 153 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Wivenhoe Single traveller
Will be booking next years trip to the Edinburgh tattoo
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 05 October 2016
(10 out of 10)


scunthorpe Couple
very enjoyable,every thing was just spot on ,we really had a good time,value for money would recommend newmarket to every one,
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 03 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


Taverham Family
Very good. Bamburgh and Lindisfarne beautiful. Tattoo superb (going again next year). Food at hotel was good and accommodation lovely. Coach ok but seatbelts were uncomfortable and restrictive.l
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


I thoroughly enjoyed the four day break and The Edinburgh Tattoo was even better than I expected. I have no complaints.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Kings Lynn Couple
We really enjoyed the whole long weekend.The weather was lovely throughout which really helped.The excursions were well planned.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(5 out of 10)


Stratford upon Avon Couple
Well our itinerary certainly changed?We were given a starting time of 10 am from Leamjngton Spa just four days before the trip,no reason given.This meant a change in our transport to Leamington for new time of 11.45 am,why?
Waiting at Tamworth services for an hour and a half sounded alarm bells.When I asked so called tour manager why the coach was late he replied"Nothing to do with me I don't work for Newmarket"
When I pointed out our itinerary stated lunch in Harrogate he ignored me and again when I asked the next day about optional walk in Edinburgh he knew nothing about it!!
When discussing these matters with other trip members their itinerary was different to ours,bizarre.
You really need to discuss reluctant Roy's lack of social communication skills he should be in management out of the way of the public.
I can only surmise that the trip resulted in a low up take in the Midlands so you thought put one coach on all the way from Cornwall with lots of pick ups on the way.
Not really a wise logistic decision on a wet Friday in August all the way up M1.!!!
I still have a copy of our original itinerary if you question my points and can send you a copy.I will be holding on to it just in case I get the silly urge to book another trip with your company.
Could I suggest a couple of tickets for next year's Edinburgh tattoo as an apology but we will make our own transport arrangements.
Yours faithfully,
S.&A Leonard.
Confirmed traveller: 22 August 2016
Published on: 20 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Eccles, Manchester Family
Despite a slight delay on initial pick-up the remainder of the trip was stress free. Tour Manager made all instructions clear/easy to follow. Enough time was allowed in each area. Tattoo was very enjoyable as was Holyrood and Bamburgh Castle was amazing. Drivers were all professional and helpful (4 drivers in total) and hotel staff also very pleasant and helpful. Customer Services staff contacted due to initial delay also professional and helpful. Weather was dry when needed to be (Tattoo) and exceptional in Lindisfarne. 4 in the group aged 53-74 and all had a good time.
Confirmed traveller: 22 August 2016
Published on: 09 October 2016