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South Shields, Pennines & the Coast

South Shields, Pennines & the Coast

On this NEW summer holiday we visit the famous Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Catherine Cookson country, her home townof South Shields as well as visiting the seaside towns of Redcar and Saltburn by the Sea.

Holiday Highlights:


  • South Shields

  • Whitburn

  • Saltburn by the Sea

  • North Pennines

  • Stanhope


We depart and make our way to
Darlington and our hotel for the next 4 nights
with dinner, bed and breakfast with tea/coffee
and biscuits on arrival.


This morning we head to South Shields,
home of the late Catherine Cookson and join
our tour guide and head along the coast road on
our way south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and
Seaburn and finish back in South Shields.


We begin with a drive to the
thriving market town of Northallerton where a
visit to the stunning Joe Cornish Gallery is not to
be missed. Next, we head to Saltburn, home to
the first pier to be built on the north east coast
and the last one remaining.


Our first stop today is the small
market town of Stanhope where we take a break
before continuing through rugged terrain to the
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty and the town of Alston. Later we head
for the market town of Barnard Castle where we
have time to explore its visitor attractions and
varied small shops.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th

century mansion peacefully situated in nine

acres of its own grounds and facilities include

leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool,

spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en suite with

TV, radio, telephone, 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
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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