Romantic Journeys of Northumbria 2017

Romantic Journeys of Northumbria 2017

New itinerary packed with visits and rides

Thursday 13 July  £389

Single Supplement: NIL

 

INSURANCE  £26.50  inc IPT

 

INCLUDING

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast. Tea/coffee and biscuits

on arrival. River Tyne cruise, Beamish, South Tynedale

Railway, Tanfield Railway, Locomotion at Shildon.

Day 1 Thursday

Drive north, arriving late afternoon at
the Blackwell Grange Hotel. Tea/coffee & biscuits served
on arrival. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed and breakfast

D

Day 2 Friday

Today we visit the famous Beamish North
of England Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the
North East in the 1800s and 1900s. Attractions include
restored tram and replica bus rides, authentic town
street, colliery village, go down the mine, old fashioned
sweet shop, working farm, steam locomotives and much
more. We spend the day here

B, D

Day 3 Saturday

Our first visit today is to Locomotion at
Shildon. Locomotion is an outpost of the National Railway
Museum in York and contains locomotives, artefacts and
memorabilia dating back to the birth of the railways. In
1825 Shildon was home to the first ever steam-hauled
passenger train. Next we are on our way to Weardale, in
the heart of the Pennines. At Stanhope we take a break
before we continue along the dale and across the moors
to Alston, high in the North Pennines. In Alston we find
England’s highest narrow-gauge railway, the South
Tynedale, and we enjoy a trip on the line. Later we return
along the Tyne Valley

B, D

Day 4 Sunday

This morning we travel to Gateshead, on
the south bank of the Tyne, and walk across the new
Millenium ‘Winking Eye’ bridge into Newcastle’s famous
Sunday Quayside Market. In the afternoon we join the
boat at the quayside for a fabulous cruise on the River
Tyne, with expert commentary. To round off the day we
take a ride on the world’s oldest existing railway – The
Tanfield Railway – part of which was built over 300 years
ago to transport coal to the ships on the River Tyne.

B, D

Day 5 Monday

After breakfast we leave and begin our
homeward journey

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HIGHLIGHTS

The greatly transformed and restored North-East offers many interesting visits and rides. Cruise on the Tyne, step back in time at Beamish, see England’s highest narrow gauge railway amidst impressive dale and moorland scenery, then ride on the world’s oldest, the Tanfield.

 

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL

www.blackwellgrange.com. The 3 star rated

Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th century

mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its

own grounds. Hotel facilities include leisure club

with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and

saunas. All bedrooms are en suite and have

television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea &

coffee making facilities.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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