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Historical Northumbria

Historical Northumbria

4* Slaley Hall Hotel, Hexham: Vindolanda, Beamish Museum, Cragside & Morpeth

Monday 13 July

We depart the local area and after refreshment stops on route, arrive at our hotel for the next 4 nights in time for dinner.

 

Tuesday 14 July

Today we take a drive through the fabulous scenery of the Northumbrian countryside, travelling along the Hadrian’s Wall route.  We visit Vindolanda, which is deemed to be one of Europe’s most important Roman archaeological sites.  Although first built by the Roman army before Hadrian’s Wall Vindolanda became an important construction and garrison base for the Wall, a Hadrian’s Wall fort in its own right.

This afternoon we visit the market town of Hexham.  The town centre is filled with winding cobbled streets with Hexham Abbey at its hub. 

 

Wednesday 15 July

Today we visit the open air Beamish Museum, which tells the story of life in the North East during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s, all set within 300 acres of beautiful countryside.  Experience life in the 1820s at Pockerley, explore a 1900s town and see how families lived and worked in the years leading up to the First World War.  Visit the Colliery & Pit village and discover how life was on the home front during the Second World War on the Farm with Land Girls and the Home Guard.

 

Thursday 16 July

Today we travel to the extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland of Cragside(NT) - the wonder of its age.  Enter the world of Lord Armstrong - Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets – most of them still working. It also houses an eclectic collection of British art, furniture, ceramics and natural history.  The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the formal garden. Cragside has steep footpaths and much of the terrain is unsuitable for wheelchair users.  This afternoon we spend free time in the historic market town of Morpeth.

 

Friday 17 July

After breakfast we make our way back, having refreshment stops on route, arriving home mid-afternoon.

 

SLALEY HALL HOTEL, HEXHAM ****

Monday 13 July 2020

5 days

£495 per person sharing a twin/double room

£90 single supplement

£11 National Trust Member Discount

Home to home pick up/set down from £25

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour

 

Price includes:

All coach travel

Porterage

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Vindolanda

Admission to the Beamish Museum

Admission to Cragside (NT)

 

 

Cragside House image copyright Anthony Foster

 

 

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Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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