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Catherine Cookson's Beautiful Northumbria

Catherine Cookson's Beautiful Northumbria

On this lovely tour, we take in the beauty of the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Catherine Cookson country and South Shields.

Holiday Highlights

• South Shields & Catherine Cookson Country

• Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


We depart and make our way to Darlington and our hotel for the
next 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast

Tuesday - Thursday

– You will enjoy the following:
• Guided tour of South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson
• Visit to the thriving market town of Northallerton.
• Visit to Saltburn, home to the first pier to be built on the north east coast
and the last one remaining.
• Redcar, home of the newest pier to be built – this one is vertical!
• Visit to the small market town of Stanhope, right on the edge of the
• The rugged terrain of the North
Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty and the town of Alston.
• We head over the scenic hills and
descend to Barnard Castle market
town where we have time to explore
its many shops


After breakfast we depart
for home.

Your Hotel

The Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham, is a stunning Jacobean House surrounded by landscaped

gardens and woodland and its leisure facilities including an indoor

swimming pool, gym, spa pool, steam room and solarium.

All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

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
Bath Bath
Odd Down Park and Ride Coach Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Miles Morgan Travel Agency, Triangle Bus Stop
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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