Durham, Whitley Bay and Northumberland
Thursday 16 June 2022 (4 Days)
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear. Founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert, its Norman cathedral became a centre of pilgrimage in medieval England. The cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The castle has been the home of Durham University since 1832. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre.
If you’ve never been to Northumberland before you are in for a real treat.
A hidden gem, Northumberland boasts vast unspoilt beaches, imposing castles, cobbled market towns and stunning wildlife
Seahouses, Bamburgh and Holy Island – an excursion visiting the charming coastal villages of Seahouses and Bamburgh, plus a trip across the tidal causeway to the delightful unspoilt Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Visit the lovely market town of Alnwick with its cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and fine stone buildings.
Whitley Bay For most of the 19th century Whitley Bay was a mining and fishing settlement on a rugged stretch of the North Sea Coast.
But things changed quickly as the town was reborn as a holiday resort, with tourists arriving from nearby Newcastle on the newly built railway.
On Whitley Bay’s majestic coastline is a two-mile Blue Flag beach bordered by the quaint old fishing harbour at Cullercoats and St Mary’s Lighthouse, which is now a visitor attraction.
The beach is traced by the Links, a vast tract of greenery, and there’s a taste of Edwardian seaside glamour at the Spanish City (1910), a magnificent entertainment venue that has been relaunched as a dining destination.
4* Holiday Inn® Newcastle - Gosforth Park hotel sits in a peaceful setting close to the junction of the A1.
There's free WiFi throughout the hotel.
Enjoy Newcastle's nightlife, an easy distance from the hotel.
Alnwick Castle, where the first two "Harry Potter" movies were filmed is 30 minutes away.
Enjoy a walk in the sprawling grounds, clock a few laps in the leisure club's indoor pool or wind down in the sauna, steam room and spa bath. facilities must be made, please
Linger with a coffee or snack in the comfortable bar, or sip a cool beer on the patio. The formal dining area serves an English and continental buffet breakfast and bistro meals. In this family-friendly Newcastle hotel where you can chill out.
Coach from South Yorkshire
3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Excellent 4* Holiday Inn, Gosforth Park
Use of the Hotel's Leisure Facilities
Excursion to Durham
Excursion to Northumberland (Alnwick, Seahouses, Bamburgh & Holy Island)
Excursion to Whitley Bay and Tynemouth
Excursion to Richmond
Children under 12yrs: £199 (sharing with 2 adults)
Single Supplement: £80
Balance Due: 7 April 2022