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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 3 days

3 days from £209*
Departing: June - September 2018
* Price shown: 30 June 2018 from -

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
  • Visits to Durham, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne
  • Two nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington (or similar)
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Alnwick Garden Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One: Included visit to Durham

Leaving your coach pick-up point 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: Included Lindisfarne excursion

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, the tiny but delightful Gertrude Jekyll garden and the 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: Included Alnwick Garden visit

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 at your pick-up point by early-to-mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Northwich, Warrington
Clwyd Rhyl, Wrexham
Herefordshire Hereford, Ross On Wye
Lancashire Ashton Under Lyne, Burnley, Manchester, Rochdale
Merseyside Liverpool, Southport
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
Shropshire Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford
Staffordshire Cannock, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Warwick Services M40
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From
30 June 2018
30 June 2018 £209
01 September 2018
01 September 2018 £209

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 reevooReevoo

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 3 daysScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 260 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Brilliant holiday. Good itinerary.
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


Oxford Single traveller
Excellent. But travellers do have to be where they're supposed to be at the given time, or it has an effect on the other passengers, and restricts their schedule.
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Burntwood Friends
All as promised. Coach driver and tour leader excellent and went the extra mile. Stopping to photo Angel of the North as we had time. Lots of very useful advice where ever we were
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(10 out of 10)


North Somercotes Louth Friends
3 Ladies together enjoyed this trip, thought it was good value for money we were impressed by the hotel on Tyneside would have liked an extra day to go into Newcastle and perhaps a boat trip, however the weekend was full on and we were also impressed by Sue the guide who was informative and friendly to all. The driver played his part by diverting on the way home as there was a bad accident on the A1. Our only concern was that Hudsons coach seats were very tight and close as the large people felt a bit uncomfortable. The trip to Lindisfarne, the castles and the gardens were memorable plus the weather was very kind to us! All in all a lovely weekend Thankyou.Loved all 3 days
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Kingswinford Couple
Only 1 small criticism of the hotel was that a wedding was on and only 1 serving in the bar.
Took a bit of time to get a drink.
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Eastwood, Nottingham Couple
Well planned with enjoyable aspects to all three days, a good guide who tried hard and an excellent driver
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Kenilworth Friends

Not hurried so had time to enjoy most things.
Very good & thoughtful tour manager .
Patient driver who had a very long day we all thought!!
Hotel ideally situated. Meal 1st night was excellent but not so the 2nd night.
Very comfortable beds and very clean throughout.
Good value for money.
Suggest informing people coach is not marked Newmarket only on display in window.
This may help some people when returning back to the coach.
Otherwise a lovely trip and would use Newmarket again.
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017