Durham, Whitley Bay and Northumberland
Sunday 16 August 2020 (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.
The 4* Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel in Allensford is beautifully set in twenty acres of Northumberland countryside and overlooking the Derwent Valley. The Derwent Manor offers the warmest of welcomes with its country house ambience, elegant decor and professional team; this is the ideal venue for business and leisure guests alike.
The Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel in Allensford enjoys a close proximity to the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Durham, and is ideally located for exploring the many tourist gems of the North-East
This Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel in North East England boasts 48 spacious en-suite bedrooms with many having timber-beamed ceilings and stunning views over Allensford and the Northumberland countryside.
The breath-taking surroundings are matched by the quality of food and service and complemented by an extensive wine list featuring wine from around the world.
Relax in style in the splendid Leisure Club situated in the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel grounds. Built and equipped to the highest of standards.
Coach from South Yorkshire
3 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Excellent 4* Derwent Manor Hotel
Excursion to Durham
Excursion to Northumberland (Alnwick, Seahouses, Bamburgh & Holy Island)
Excursion to Whitley Bay and Tynemouth
Excursion to Richmond
Use of the Hotel’s Leisure Facilities
Children under 12yrs: £199 (sharing with 2 adults)
Single Supplement: £75