Hadrians wall, and the Northumberland Castles route, ending in York
extend your stay in the English Lake district with this 3 day tour to see some other parts of Northern England including (in my view) England loveliest city, Durham, and Englands most impressive region, Northumberland, before finishing in York
a variety of landscapes and historical sites from Roman, Early Christian, Medieval and victorian england in 3 full days
Day 1 (staring Carlisle).
A journey along Hadrians wall taking in Vindolanda and Housteads fort, with an optinal walk from steel rigg to Sycamore gap (quite strenous 30-40 minutes each way) or a vsist to Lannercost Priory. A stop at Cragside to take in the house, gardens or both might also be included. A brief stop at Edlingham castle and church is also possible.
overnight Alnwick, Alnmouth or Warkworth
Day 2 (from carlisle - if starting from Berwick, days 1 and 2 are reversed)
The Northumberland castles, including Lindisfarne (castle and ruined priory on a tidal island), Bamburgh, seat of the northumbrian Kings from the 5th century, Dunstanburgh castle, Alnwick castle (used for hogwarts in Harry potter) Warkworth castle.
Day 3 (day 1 from York) . From Alnwick to either 1. Beamish, a living history museum for a look at what life was like in 18th, 19th and early 20th century Britain then Durham. . OR whitby (Dracula, Captain Cook, Kippers) via the north york moors (including more harry potter) to York
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 days
Renault scneic (suitable for up to 4 passengers) I have a roof box so can cope with 4 medium/large suitcases
Estimated Local Cash Needed
120 sterling - lunches (up to £10 pp per day) and entrance charges, £6-£15 per person per site)
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Thanks Keith. We had a great 3 days...can't imagine we missed anything. We highly recommend Keith