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Romantic Journeys of Northumbria

South Tynedale Railway

Thurs 4 May - Mon 8 May 2023: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Northumbria with Jones Holidays

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ROMANTIC JOURNEYS OF NORTHUMBRIA

 

4 – 8 May 2023

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £519

 

14 – 18 September 2023

Thursday – Monday

5 Days

From £519

 

Romantic Journeys of Northumbria will take you to dale and moor, scenery which is stunning and unspoilt. Visiting the oldest existing railway as well as the home to the first ever steam-hauled passenger train. Not only that but step back in time at Beamish Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the Northeast.

 

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Newcastle   |   Beamish Open Air Museum   |   South Tynedale Railway   |   Tanfield Railway   |   Locomotion at Shildon

 

DAY ONE – Arrival

We depart from your home and travel to County Durham, and our stunning hotel. Time to relax before dinner this evening.

 

DAY TWO – Beamish Open Air Museum

Today we visit the famous Beamish North of England Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the Northeast in the 1800’s and 1900’s. Attractions include restored tram and replica bus rides, authentic town street, colliery village, go down the mine, old fashioned sweet shop, working farm, steam locomotives and much more. We spend the day here and late afternoon we make our way back to the hotel.

 

DAY THREE – Locomotion at Shildon and South Tynedale Railway

Our first visit today is to Locomotion at Shildon. Locomotion is an outpost of the National Railway Museum in York and contains locomotives, artefacts and memorabilia dating back to the birth of the railways. In 1825 Shildon was home to the first ever steam-hauled passenger train. Next, we are on our way to Weardale, in the heart of the Pennines. Weardale is probably the least known major dale of the English uplands, yet the scenery is stunning and unspoilt, with the beautiful and gentle River Wear. At Stanhope we take a break before we continue along the dale and across the moors to Alston, high in the North Pennines. In Alston we find England’s highest narrow-gauge railway, the South Tynedale Railway, and we enjoy a trip on the line.

 

DAY FOUR – Newcastle Quayside Market and Tanfield Railway

This morning we travel to Gateshead, on the south bank of the Tyne, and walk across the new Millennium ‘Winking Eye’ bridge into Newcastle’s famous Sunday Quayside Market. We have lots of time to browse around the stalls and look for that elusive bargain, and chance to obtain lunch maybe in a quayside pub. To round off the day we take a ride on the world’s oldest existing railway – The Tanfield Railway – part of which was built over 300 years ago to transport coal to the ships on the River Tyne.

 

DAY FIVE – Departure

After breakfast this morning we leave our hotel and make our journey home with comfort stops en route.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival

  • Admission to Beamish Open Air Museum

  • South Tynedale Railway

  • Tanfield Railway

  • Locomotion at Shildon.

 

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL, COUNTY DURHAM

The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion, which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside. The hotel is nestled in wooded parkland in Darlington, located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines. Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and travel to County Durham, and our stunning hotel. Time to relax before dinner this evening.

D

DAY TWO

Today we visit the famous Beamish North of England Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the Northeast in the 1800's and 1900's. Attractions include restored tram and replica bus rides, authentic town street, colliery village, go down the mine, old fashioned sweet shop, working farm, steam locomotives and much more. We spend the day here and late afternoon we make our way back to the hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

Our first visit today is to Locomotion at Shildon. Locomotion is an outpost of the National Railway Museum in York and contains locomotives, artefacts and memorabilia dating back to the birth of the railways. In 1825 Shildon was home to the first ever steam-hauled passenger train. Next, we are on our way to Weardale, in the heart of the Pennines. Weardale is probably the least known major dale of the English uplands, yet the scenery is stunning and unspoilt, with the beautiful and gentle River Wear. At Stanhope we take a break before we continue along the dale and across the moors to Alston, high in the North Pennines. In Alston we find England's highest narrow-gauge railway, the South Tynedale Railway, and we enjoy a trip on the line.

B, D

DAY FOUR

This morning we travel to Gateshead, on the south bank of the Tyne, and walk across the new Millennium 'Winking Eye' bridge into Newcastle's famous Sunday Quayside Market. We have lots of time to browse around the stalls and look for that elusive bargain, and chance to obtain lunch maybe in a quayside pub. To round off the day we take a ride on the world's oldest existing railway - The Tanfield Railway - part of which was built over 300 years ago to transport coal to the ships on the River Tyne.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast this morning we leave our hotel and make our journey home with comfort stops en route.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Luxury coach travel

Home pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival

Admission to Beamish Open Air Museum

South Tynedale Railway

Tanfield Railway

Locomotion at Shildon.

 

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL, COUNTY DURHAM

The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion, which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside. The hotel is nestled in wooded parkland in Darlington, located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines. Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

 

DAYS

TOUR DATE

DEPARTS

TERMS

SUPPLEMENT

5

4 – 8 MAY 2023

THURSDAY

£519

NONE

5

14 – 18 SEPT 2023

THURSDAY

£519

NONE

JONES HOLIDAYS INSURANCE

£38

 



 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply. When making bookings you accept on behalf of yourself and your party the terms in our Trading Charter which can be found in our brochure, on our website at http://www.jonesholidays.co.uk/Jones-holidays-trading-charter, or a copy can be requested from our Sales office.  If your holiday is more than 56 days from departure, we offer a 7-day cooling off period where a full refund will be offered from the date of the initial confirmation invoice (with the exception of flight holidays).

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