Northumbria History Tour Package

Brown Rigg
Bellingham
Northumberland
NE48 2JY

+44 01434 220175

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Overview

From hadrian to Victoria! Join us for a Camping Package that includes 2 historical daytrips/tours.

Price includes: Wine reception 4 nights camping with electric on a hardstanding or grass pitch; Day trip to Hadrian's Wall with a guided walk and visit to Vindolanda Roman Fort (27 June); Historical tour of Newcastle (28 June). Moderate walking involved. We are very excited to be able to offer something new and special to help you enjoy the rich history the North East has to offer. The Package includes 2 unique and contrasting tours: Hadrian's Wall Country and then the more urban but significant historical sights of Newcastle, from Roman to Victorian times. Both tours offer knowledgeable guidance and opportunities you may not have considered as part of a stay at Bellingham.

HADRIAN'S WALL TOUR: You get to enjoy the spectacular scenary along the most impressive section of Hadrian's Wall with an expert Local Historian, Peter Carney (http://www.hadrianswall-walk.com ) to guide you to features you would never have spotted alone. We choose a 6-mile circular route starting from Steel Rigg and following the Wall Eastwards via the iconic Sycamore Gap to Housesteads Roman Fort. Rather than enter this Fort, we take in its atmospheric position high up on the hills and then walk in a Southerly and then Westerly direction back towards Steel Rigg, finishing at Vindolanda Roman Fort, the largest and most impressive Roman site along the entire Wall. After a bite to eat (picnic or visit the excellent Cafe), Peter continues to be your guide for the afternoon, taking you around the Roman ruins at Vindolanda and chatting to archaeologists on site about their most recent excavations. Having an expert guide gives an real edge to this not to be missed walking tour. Note that this walk incorporates ascents and descents of a moderate to steep (but short) nature. The day's tour also includes transport and entry ticket to Vindolanda. OLD

NEWCASTLE TOUR: You will be taken in a coach to the end of Hadrian's Wall, where we have a complimentary morning coffee break at Segedenum Roman Fort, Wallsend - a contrasting environment to that of Vindolanda! After a quick stop here, we move to the Hadrian's Wall Way on Newcastle's Quayside, where a short walking tour will commence. The tour will be guided along the Quayside, viewing the site of the original Roman bridge over the Tyne (now a Swing Bridge) and then climbing up to the Castle Keep and Black Gate. We will enter the Castle Keep (what remains of the original Castle from which the city gains its name) and enjoy the spaces within, including a climb to the top where the most spectacular view of the Tyne is enjoyed. From the Castle, we walk to the Cathedral of St Nicholas which dates from the 14th Century with later additions. From there you are free to follow a Historical walk taking in Grey Street (glorious Georgian architecture), Grey's Monument (to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838, erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832) , Bigg Market and finishing with Grainger Town and Market (superb Grade I listed Victorian indoor market, with stalls aplenty). Grainger Town is the Conservation Centre of Newcastle, representing its historic heart. Full written historical comment will be provided but you are self-guided after the Cathedral. The full suggested walk from the Quayside will take somewhere in the region of 2-3 hrs, hence you will be ready for lunch at about 1.30pm with plenty of choice in Grainger Town! You are free to spend the rest of the day as you wish (more historical sites will be suggested or you can head back to the Quayside, visit The Sage (modern concert/theatre venue), The Baltic (art gallery), or go on a shopping spree in the City Centre!). The Package price includes guidance, maps and entry to Castle Keep and Segedenum, plus of course all transport! Coach will depart Newcastle for Bellingham at approx 5pm. Four nights stay on the campsite gives you a free day on the Thursday to continue your Northumberland history explorations (e.g., Alnwick Castle, another Roman site, Lord Armstrong's Cragside House) or enjoy one of a number of suggested walks or cycle rides from the campsite or nearby (Tarset Valley, Wark, Kielder Forest and Water Park).


Northumbria History Tour Package takes place at ...
Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Bellingham(Caravan & Camping)

Ticketing and entry prices for Northumbria History Tour Package

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£89.00
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Dates & times for Northumbria History Tour Package, Bellingham

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Monday26/06/2017Friday30/06/201713:00 - 12:00
 
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