Tour to Northumbria: June 2017
Following a successful tour of Yorkshire in 2016, the Regency Society is offering a tour of Northumbria in June 2017. The tour is organised with a company called Tailored Travel and will be led by Kate Ormond, Richard Robinson and David Robson, all trustees of the Society.
The tour will run from Wednesday 7 June to Monday 12 June 2017. Travel will be by luxury coach from and to Brighton and the 5 nights’ accommodation will be in the **** Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle’s Quayside.
Day 1 Travel to Newcastle with a lunch stop at Harewood House near Leeds. Group dinner in hotel.
Day 2 Morning exploration of Newcastle followed by a visit to Seaton Delaval (Vanbrugh) (NT). Free evening.
Day 3 Visits to Warkworth & Dunstanborough castles (EH) followed by a visit to Lindisfarne (Lutyens) (NT) and an optional boat ride to the Farne Islands (seals and puffins). Group dinner
Day 4 A tour of Washington New Town followed by a visit to Durham (cathedral and castle) and the Angel of the North. Free evening.
Day 5 An exploration of Hadrian’s Wall including Chesters and Vinlandia followed by a visit to Cragside (Norman Shaw) (NT). Group dinner
Day 6 Return to Brighton with a stop at Keddlestone Hall (Adam) (NT)
The cost will be £465 per person for those sharing a twin room and £615 per person for those occupying a single room. This includes coach travel and 5 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast. It does not include entrance fees, lunches or evening meals.
The tour will involve some light walking (nothing strenuous) and participants need to be reasonably fit. You are expected to take out a personal travel insurance to cover sickness, injury and loss. We plan to hold a pre-tour get-together in April.
If you wish to join us could you please download an application form (see below) and send it with a deposit cheque for £75 made out to ‘The Regency Society’? Final payments will fall due in April 2017.
The tour will be limited to 30 participants including the three organisers.
Free entry will be available to some properties for members of the NT or EH.
EH = English Heritage
NT = National Trust
This tour is now fully booked. To join the waiting list click here to send an email
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Seaton Delaval Hall, Warkworth Castle, Lindisfarne, Angel of the North, Vindolanda