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Kingdom of Northumbria

This break combines many delights of Northumbria including the beautiful Alnwick Gardens, the magnificent Cragside House, Holy Island and free time in the iconic Bamburgh.


At a Glance:

  • Holy Island and Lindisfarne

  • Beautiful Bamburgh

  • Rothbury and Cragside House

  • Historic Alnwick Gardens

Day 1:

Depart from home in the morning and travel to Alnwick arriving late afternoon at the White Swan Hotel for our 4-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2:

Today we make our way to Alnwick which includes a visit to the delightful Alnwick Gardens. Described by the Victorians as the 'Windsor of the North', Alnwick Castle is the home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family, the Percy's, have lived there since 1309. The Castle has recently featured in the Harry Potter films. Alnwick Garden was the inspiration of the Duchess of Northumberland and offers much to discover including water sculptures, the Grand Cascade and the infamous Poison Garden.

B, D

Day 3:

We journey through beautiful countryside to the capital of Coquetdale, Rothbury, which was once a popular health resort where people came to take the air in its riverside setting of wide open spaces and delightful scenery. From here we head for the magnificent Cragside House, the former home of Lord and Lady Armstrong, now in the care of the National Trust. Cragside was the first house to be lit by electricity - a wonder of the Victorian age. The house is fascinating and the gardens are spectacular with towering conifers, rocky crags, waterfalls and more.

B, D

Day 4:

Today's excursion takes us across the causeway to Holy Island and the mysterious Lindisfarne Castle - visible in the distance from Bamburgh. Later, we visit Bamburgh for free time, maybe to visit the majestic castle on the beach, 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:

After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hotel: The White Swan Hotel


Set in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick, the White Swan is a charming, 300-year-old coaching inn that blends its unique heritage with superb accommodation. The hotel is probably best known for its Olympic Dining Suite which features the magnificent panelling, mirrors and stainedglass windows from the Titanic’s sister ship. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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