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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 4 days

4 days from £279*
Departing: April - September 2018
* Price shown: 11 May 2018 from -
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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
  • Visits to York, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne
  • Three 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

Lindisfarne Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to Newcastle

We leave your coach pick up 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: Included Alnwick Garden visit

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: Included Lindisfarne excursion

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 romantic Lindisfarne Castle, the tiny but delightful Gertrude Jekyll garden and 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: Coach trip to York

After a leisurely breakfast we'll begin our journey home, stopping en route in historic York, and arriving back at your coach pick up by early-to-mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
Essex
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
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Hertfordshire
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
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
Leicestershire Market Harborough
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon, Woolwich
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
27 April 2018
27 April 2018 £279
11 May 2018
11 May 2018 £279
25 May 2018
25 May 2018 £279
08 June 2018
08 June 2018 £279
15 June 2018
15 June 2018 £279
22 June 2018
22 June 2018 £279
06 July 2018
06 July 2018 £279
14 September 2018
14 September 2018 £279
21 September 2018
21 September 2018 £279

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.

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.

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 4 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lindisfarne & Alnwick Garden - 4 daysScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 410 reviews
(7 out of 10)

IRENE

Bath Single traveller
The tour manager was very helpful and considerate. The hotel very "out of the way" so not really possible to find alternative evening entertainment and no real lounge facilities for communal activity, luckily I am always happy to just read in my room and the food was ok so didn't feel the need to substitute an evening meal (which I have on other tours!) I was very suprised there was no lift so I had to climb up two floors. I had not booked a disabled room as it is stairs and distances I have problems with: must be pre 2002 (DD Act) since I last stayed in a UK hotel with no lift! The hotel staff were a very good team and cheerful.
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 31 July 2017
(3 out of 10)

LINDA

Wincanton Couple
Food was awful like a school dinner experience still frozen food half cooked potatoes. Insisted we all ate together and then could not serve us. Hotel in the middle of nowhere so you couldn't walk out in the evening.
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 28 July 2017
(9 out of 10)

Ann

Liskeard Friends
Fantastic trip. Our Tour Manager was wonderful and full of information.
The food at the hotel left a lot to be desired. Breakfast was good but the evening meal was poor with desserts coming out frozen. The staff were however very good and could only work with what they had!
The only downside was the time it took to get to Washington due to the widespread pick ups for sometimes only 2 people.
However, we would do this trip again.
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 27 July 2017
(10 out of 10)

LES

Caldicot Couple
As you can tell from our scores we really enjoyed the break, Janice & Ian made sure everybody had a good time, and kept us well informed.
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 26 July 2017
(7 out of 10)

ANNA

BATH Couple
THE HOTEL RESTAURANT WAS A LITTLE UNORGANISED BUT OTHERWISE FINE
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 26 July 2017
(5 out of 10)

CELIA

Single traveller
My holiday was ruined by the travel arrangements and down market hotel
Pick ups & Drops offs were extended by the drivers need to smoke
Over 4hrs in York is too long we were advised to lunch there but
within 1/2hr we stopped for 45mins this followed by coach refuel
I have never sat on a coach while fuel was added
1hr later yet another hour stop
Arrival time EARLY MID Evening 10pm is neither
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017
(9 out of 10)

ANGELA

Yeovil Somerset. Couple
Very nice areas and we enjoyed it very much. Thank you.
Confirmed traveller: 10 July 2017
Published on: 25 July 2017