Discover the essence of Newcastle from its famous Geordie spirit to its intriguing history and vibrant city life!
NEWCASTLE, a magical city with an abundance of attractions to explore. Take a look at the ‘Castle Keep’ from which the city takes its name and Black Gate, two of the oldest buildings in the city! Walk along Grey Street, named after Earl Grey and discover the seven storey monument dedicated to him, from the top enjoy panoramic views! Iconic St James Park is located in the heart of the city, here you can take a stadium tour. The Quayside area is also worth a visit with the iconic ‘Tyne Bridge’ as its backdrop; visit the Baltic Centre once an old flour mill, now a contemporary art studio and the magnificent architecture of the Sage Concert Hall. In amongst all this history and culture are several museums and a wonderful high street bursting with shops.
QUAY TO SEA CRUISE view the city from a different perspective on this wonderful 3hr cruise. Our journey takes us under the magical Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which opens especially for our boat. Enjoy the panorama of the Tyne Gorge, sailing as far as the beautiful sandy beaches at South Shields.
ALNWICK CASTLE is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country; its been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. It combines magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms. The castle has featured in television and film, including Downton Abbey and most famously in the Harry Potter films as Hogwart’s School.
ALNWICK GARDENS is a contemporary pleasure garden, designed for every season. From fragrant roses to mirror-polished water features, enjoy the tranquillity of the Cherry Orchard and the excitement of the ‘Grand Cascade’; the mysteries of the Bamboo Labyrinth and the Serpent Garden with spell binding water features. Not forgetting the intrigue of the Poison Garden!
Your holiday includes
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
‘Quay to Sea’ Cruise
Entrance to Alnwick Castle & Gardens
All coach travel & excursions
The 3 star County Hotel is one of Newcastle’s original hotels dating back to 1847, this Grade II listed Victorian building is located in the very heart of the city.
All rooms are en suite, stylishly furnished with television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift and Wi-Fi is available.