Five castles of Northumbria
A short day tour including Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Warkworth and, time permitting, Tynemouth castles. We will also have a distant view of Lindisfarne castle.
1: The sage gateshead (for views of the city of newcastle upon Tyne, Bridges and Tyne river
2. Alnwick Castle
This castle has been used quite extensively in filming the harry potter films.
drive 25 minutes to Bamburgh castle, seat of Kings of Northumbria, view from village and perhaps the beach (walk through sand dunes)
drive via seahouses (possibly stop for fish and chip or pub lunch) to Dunstanburgh golf course to view castle ruins from the beach
drive to Craster, fishing village, smokehouses and art gallery
30 minutes to:
This one is owned by english heritage,
entrance fees will be (pounds) 5. 40 per person
Tynemouth castle ruins at the mouth of the river (time permitting)
return to Cruise dock (25 minutes)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: port of tyne (newcastle cruise dock) or other by arrangement
End location: as start (or other by arrangement)
Duration: 7 hours
driving time is approximately 3 hours in total in normal traffic conditions. If taken NOT as a cruise shore excursion this tour will normally be a little longer (and therefore more leisurely)
renault scenic, air conditioned, 5 seats ( I also have a ramped access fiat, with 2 passenger seats in addition to clamped wheelchair)
driving and guiding throughout, car parking and toll charges if and when neccesary
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Keith provided our group of 4 with an excellent tour. He met us at the pier in pirate attire. He was not scheduled to work this day but opened up his calendar and took us on an adventure. We had a wonderful time and have many pictures of our day seeing castles. He even showed us part of Hadrian's wall that I had requested to be added to the days agenda.