ALNWICK, HOGWARTS & HOLY ISLAND  


5 days  £420

Sun 11th – Thu 15th October 2020

Single Room Supplement £120 

 


Northumberland is famous for its beautiful countryside, sandy beaches and majestic castles.  There are tiny villages and islands steeped in history.  The charming market town of Alnwick is best known for its medieval castle which became famous as the film setting for Harry Potter and Elizabeth.  The Alnwick Garden has a grand cascade, a tree house café with walkways and there is a poison garden.  Half board accommodation is provided at the listed White Swan Hotel which is a 300 year old coaching inn set in the heart of the town walls.  Part of its décor was taken off the SS Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic, and was used to make the film.  All rooms are en-suite with TV, telephone and courtesy tray. 

Provisional Itinerary:

Day 1: Early morning departure from the Midlands. We stop for a lunch break just outside Chesterfield. We then continue to Northumberland, arriving mid-late afternoon.

Day 2: Full day excursion visiting Bamburgh, Holy Island and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Day 3: We head west towards Otterburn for a refreshment break at the Mill. We then continue north towards Carter Bar where we cross the border in to Scotland. We then journey through Kielder Forest towards Kielder water Visitors Centre.

Day 4: At leisure in Alnwick.

Day 5: Return to the Midlands.

Take a look at our video of the last time we ran this tour: