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GOLD Kingdom of Northumbria & the Scottish Borders

GOLD Kingdom of Northumbria & the Scottish Borders

This tour covers a variety of splendid scenery, contrasting countryside, historic towns, rugged coastlines, rolling hills and quaint northern villages. The ancient Kingdom of Northumbria offers some of the most striking unspoilt beauty in England.

Holiday Highlights


Holy Island and Lindisfarne 

Beautiful Bamburgh 

Coldstream, Kelso and Tweed Valley 

Ford and Etal Villages 

Rothbury and Cragside House 

Historic Alnwick Gardens



We depart and make our way to
Northumberland where we enjoy 5 nights stay
with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Today we make our way to Alnwick for
the day which were the inspiration of the
Duchess of Northumberland. We include a visit
to the delightful Alnwick Gardens. Alnwick Castle
is the home of the Duke of Northumberland,
whose family have lived there since 1309 and
the Castle has recently featured in the Harry
Potter films.


Leaving after breakfast our day begins
with a visit to the villages of Ford and Etal with
its visitor centre including steam railway, castles,
paintings, cafe and tea rooms. Whilst here we
include a visit to Lady Waterford Hall a ride on
the Heatherslaw steam light railway, and a visit
to the Heatherslaw cornmill, England’s most
northerly working water mill. From here we head
for the Scottish Borders region at Coldstream
and continue along the Tweed Valley to Kelso.
Flemish in style, its wide cobbled market square
and gracious Georgian buildings make it without doubt the most attractive town in the region.
We return to Bamburgh in time for dinner.


Today’s excursion takes us across
the causeway to Holy Island and the mysterious
Lindisfarne Castle – visible in the distance from
Bamburgh. We return to Bamburgh for free time,
maybe to visit the majestic castle on the beach,
or the Grace Darling Museum.


We journey through beautiful
countryside to the capital of Coquetdale,
Rothbury, with its riverside setting of wide open
spaces and delightful scenery. From here we
head for magnificent Cragside House, 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, the
gardens are spectacular with towering conifers,
rocky crags, waterfalls and more. NOTE: The crossing of the causeway to Holy
Island is governed by tide times. It may be
necessary to amend this excursion.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
journey home

Your Hotel


The Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel is situated at the top of Main Street

in the coastal village of Bamburgh, just up the street

from the magnificent castle on the beach.

The hotel offers a genuine warm and friendly welcome.

All rooms are individually named, fully en suite, well equipped

and comfortably furnished.


The hotel does not have 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
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
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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