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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 4 days

4 days from £255*
Departing: September - October 2017
* Price shown: 06 October 2017 from -

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.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Hertfordshire Barnet, Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire Market Harborough
London Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Woolwich
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Warwickshire Rugby
Date Price From
29 September 2017
29 September 2017 £255
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £255

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.

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Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 4 daysScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 377 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Devizes Couple
Visits to Alnwick Garden and Castle, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Holy Island and a visit to York were all well organised and interesting. Disappointingly Lindisfarne Castle was shrouded in scaffolding and no visitors were allowed inside.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 04 July 2017
(8 out of 10)


Eastbourne Couple
A good value holiday; however very long feeder coach travel before joining 'real' coach.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Basingstoke Couple
It did exactly what we wanted it to do, and we were very lucky with the weather, so no complaints
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 24 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Salisbury Couple
We had an excellent Courier in Jo Hearne and an excellent Driver. The Places visited Alnwick Castle and Gardens were excellent, and the visit to Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne were excellent. We had a photo stop at the Angel of the North which was great. The weather was excellent as was our accommodation near Bishop Auckland.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Ashford Couple
A good short break with enjoyable visits to Alnwick Castle and gardens, and to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle. The hotel in Darlington was excellent with good food, although this location meant quite a long drive each day to our destinations. Our driver Neil and Tour Manager Marie were both excellent, and included some extra unplanned sights on the way.
Confirmed traveller: 15 May 2017
Published on: 01 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Radlett Couple
The journey was too long. Could have stayed nearer to Northumberland.
Confirmed traveller: 15 May 2017
Published on: 30 May 2017
(8 out of 10)


Value for money. Hotel and food suitable for the price paid. Darlington was too far away from Alnwick and the other locations and the motorway journeys each day became tiresome. We were very disapointed not to see anything of the National Park. It wasn't really a coach tour. Enjoyable holiday apart from that.
Confirmed traveller: 15 May 2017
Published on: 29 May 2017