Five nights dinner bed & breakfast
The Victoria Hotel overlooks the village green in Bamburgh at the top of Front Street, and is just a short stroll from the magnificent castle on the beach. All bedrooms are individually named and are comfortably furnished and well equipped. Facilities include: Bar & Brasserie; and free Wi-Fi.
We travel to Northumberland, making suitable stops en route.
Our jaunt today takes us to the Northumbrian Coast. We head south through Seahouses to make a brief stop at Craster, famous for its kippers. We continue via Amble to visit Woodhorn, a superb development of a former colliery site into the Northumberland Museum and Country Park. Later we make our way to Alnwick, for a short break, before returning to Bamburgh.
Our first visit today is to the villages of Ford and Etal, a vast rural estate with Visitor Centre, steam railway, castles, craft workshops and the Black Bull, Northumberland’s only thatched roof pub. We include a visit to Lady Waterford Hall, a ride on the Heatherslaw steam light railway and a visit to the Heatherslaw cornmill. From here we head along the Tweed Valley to Kelso. Flemish in style, its wide cobbled market square and gracious Georgian buildings make it, without a doubt, the most attractive town in the region.
Today we travel across the causeway to Holy Island, birthplace of British Christianity, where there will be the opportunity to visit indisfarne Castle. An afternoon at leisure in Bamburgh, maybe to visit the majestic castle or the Grace Darling Museum (admissions today are not included).
We make our way through beautiful countryside to Rothbury, continuing to Northern Europe’s largest man-made lake set in Europe’s largest man made forest – Kielder Water. Whilst here we include a cruise around the lake
We depart after breakfast for Durham, and have time at leisure before continuing homeward.