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Summertime in Northumbria 2019

Summertime in Northumbria 2019

Based in Newcastle and touring to places of interest in Northumbria

5 day Holiday


Monday 26 August      £369.00


Single supplement        £70




INCLUDES: 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

               Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival

               Excursions as described

Day 1, Monday

Depart in the morning to travel to Newcastle, arriving late afternoon at Copthorne Hotel.
5 nights stay dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2, Tuesday

We head for the South Shields, home of Catherine Cookson, continuing past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn before turning inland across to Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high above the River Wear.

B, D

Day 3, Wednesday

We head north to Amble, Warkworth and historic Alnwick. The magnificent castle (admission not included) is home to the Dukes of Northumberland dating back to 1309. There is much to see including the sumptuous State Rooms. The beautifully landscaped garden has many unique features, sculptures, the infamous Poison Garden and one of the largest tree houses in the world.

B, D

Day 4, Thursday

Today’s excursion takes us to Holy Island and the mysterious Lindisfarne Castle. We return via Bamburgh, with its mighty castle by the shore, for a break, maybe to visit the castle or the Grace Darling Museum. NOTE: The crossing of the causeway to Holy Island is governed by tide times. It may be necessary to amend this excursion.

B, D

Day 5, Friday

After breakfast we leave for home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

A four star quayside hotel just a short walk from the Millennium ‘Winking Eye’ bridge and Newcastle’s famous quayside. Enjoy drives in a fascinating region incorporating Durham, the ‘Catherine Cookson Country’, Bamburgh, Morpeth and Alnwick. And, if the tide is right, there’ll be Holy Island and Lindisfarne as well.


COPTHORNE HOTEL The Millennium Copthorne Hotel stands in one of the finest locations in Newcastle, on the banks of the Tyne, just a short stroll from the city centre. Bedrooms are all facing the river, en suite with satellite TV and all the facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The hotel has a lift.

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
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
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 Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
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 Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
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
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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