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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 3 days

3 days from £209*
Departing: May - September 2018
* Price shown: 19 May 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
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Hull Port
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stalybridge, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Derbyshire Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Ilkeston, Matlock
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Goole, Hessle, Hull
Gwynedd Bangor
Herefordshire Hereford, Ross On Wye
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Cleveleys, Eccles, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Manchester, Middleton, Morecambe, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Salford, Skelmersdale, St Annes, Wigan
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Malton, Northallerton, Pickering, Ripon, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Leek, 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, Castleford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Garforth, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Wetherby, Woolley Edge Services M1
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
19 May 2018
19 May 2018 £209
09 June 2018
09 June 2018 £209
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 8.4 out of 10 based on 248 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Wirral Single traveller
Great hotel interesting trips, would recommend
Confirmed traveller: 02 July 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(9 out of 10)


Stoke on trent Couple
Enjoyed our stay . The tour guide was informative .Tony the driver was amazing and funny and safe ! The hotel food was poor and the cost of the drinks was expensive I.e £15.40 for a double gin and tonic .
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017
(5 out of 10)


Cannock Single traveller
Not enough time in Durham
Hotel evening meal on first night was poor to such an extent that many choose to eat out on 2nd night. Hotel then refused to serve us until all group arrived despite several times telling them they were not eating at hotel we waited for 2 hours before bring served with overcooked neatly cold meal. Told rep and she did not speak to anyone. Hotel was to far away for 2nd day as we had to drive down a from where we came from the previous day. Drop offs on return meant over 30 miles out of our way
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(9 out of 10)


Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxon Couple
Main coach journey was brilliant, but the feeder coach not so great, particularly on way home. Holiday good, however would have liked more time in Lindisfarne. Would also question why Abingdon is not with the rest of Oxforshire.
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(8 out of 10)


Gloucester Single traveller
It was lovely
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(10 out of 10)


Stoke-on-Trent Family
Excellent trip and great value. Would have liked a little more time on Lindisfarne and at Alnwick Garden.
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(9 out of 10)


Chester Couple
Friendly courier and was well organised
Confirmed traveller: 23 April 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017