Holy Island of Lindisfarne + Castle Tour
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Cross the tidal causeway to visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and explore the history of St Aidan and St Cuthbert who brought Christianity to our great county through the Lindisfarne Gospels. The Priory (seen above) demonstrates the ancient tapestry where the monks used to preach the gospels: Not forgetting a visit to St Aidan’s Winery for tastings of the famous Lindisfarne Mead and Fudge.
NB: The newly renovated Lindisfarne Castle will be open to the public again in April 2018 when it may be possible to visit as part of our tour.
Then we can journey to and explore at least one of the three following great castles in Northumberland.
- Alnwick Castle – Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and filming locations for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and many more.
- Bamburgh Castle – Perhaps the most impressive looking castle in Northumberland, perched 45m above sea level on a plateau of volcanic rock.
- Dunstanburgh Castle – Once the largest fortress in Northumberland built as a strategic defence for the ongoing battle of the Scottish borders; it now lies in ruin on the cliffside of the coast stretching from Craster to Embleton.
Central Northumberland Historical/Sightseeing Trip
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Fancy history and sightseeing in one? Then this is the trip for you! Explore the rural market town of Alnwick containing history in abundance such as it’s famous castle owned by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and Barter Books, a second hand book shop that was once a railway station. We will then journey down to the mesmerising coastline of Alnmouth Bay which has a stunning beach and estuary to explore. For lunch, we will visit the recently developed harbour town of Amble (the friendliest port), full of rich coastal food before ending the trip at the medieval castle you see above at Warkworth. The castle is situated along the beautiful River Coquet where you can enjoy a pleasant walk or rowing if you prefer.