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Lindisfarne & the Alnwick Garden - 4 days

4 days from £279*
Departing: September 2018
* Price shown: 21 September 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

Your 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
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
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
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
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Market Harborough
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Rugby
Date Price From
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.