Northumberland is a magical place filled with ancient castles; hidden gardens; unspoilt beaches; rolling hills; rugged moorland; sweeping views; friendly little market towns and a cultural heritage all of its own. During this tour we visit just a few of the highlights it has to offer, including the historic Hadrians Wall, which stretches 73 miles (80 Roman miles) across the country from Wallsend in the east to Bowness on the Solway Firth, we view the section of the wall close to Hexham, a charming market town, characterised by its stone architecture, cobbled streets & historic buildings. We also visit the excellent Cragside House & Gardens, former home of the famous inventor, Lord Armstrong. In 1878, Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets. Obviously, our tour wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Beamish Open Air Museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, it tells the story of life in North East England during the decades.
Slayley Hall Hotel, is an Edwardian mansion with a modern twist, set in the stunning Northumberland countryside. All of the guestrooms are en suite & contain the usual refinements including Wifi, TV & refreshment facilities. It also boasts luxury leisure facilities including a large indoor swimming pool, sauna & gymnasium. Our stay is on a half board basis.