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Northumberland – Dark Skies & Nature

Kielder Water, Northumberland

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct

Why not...

extend your trip into the Scottish Borders?

Prices From

£735

No of Nights

6
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Kielder Water, Northumberland

Northumberland – Dark Skies & Nature

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct

Why not...

extend your trip into the Scottish Borders?

Prices From

£735

No of Nights

6

Explore Northumberland, the most northerly and sparsely populated county of England, and for many a best-kept secret.

Northumberland has all you could wish for and more – spectacular scenery and wildlife, a stunning coastline, empty roads, friendly people, superb food and peace and quiet. Its past, however, is far from peaceful and its turbulent history is evident throughout the county: the Romans, the Vikings and the Border Reivers have all left their mark and the countryside is dotted with strategically placed castles, more than any other county in England. It is also known as the “Cradle of Christianity” due to its many significant religious sites. But it’s not only the past we can learn from in Northumberland. Future space exploration will be helped by the exciting programme of stargazing events on offer throughout the year. Rural Northumberland has recently been designated International Dark Sky Park gold status and is the largest protected dark sky area in Europe. This road trip encapsulates some of the region’s highlights over a leisurely week of travel.

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Day One – Arrive in Northumberland

Day Two – Exploring Hadrian’s Wall

Day Three – Exploring Kielder

Day Four – Drive to Seahouses

Day Five – Bamburgh Castle and Boat Trip to the Farne Islands

Day Six – A day in the Cheviots

Day Seven – Depart for Home

Location

Your week’s stay in Northumberland takes in two distinct areas: the first three days are spent deep in the heart of the National Park with time to enjoy Kielder Water & Forest and the Unesco World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. The second half of the week will be based at the Coast in Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with easy access to Holy Island, the Farne Islands and the Cheviot Hills.


Pricing

£765 per person for March, April & October, £795 per person from May to September.

Price is based on two adults sharing a double or twin room for 6 nights in our hand-picked selection of small hotels and inns, on a bed & breakfast basis. The holiday includes an evening Dark Skies observatory experience, a full day guided walking tour of Hadrian’s Wall, as part of a small group, and boat trip to the Farne Islands (seasonally until the end of September).

Car rental is not included, but we would be delighted to help with this any other travel arrangements.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

Please note that the above pricing does not include stays over Christmas or New Year. If you are interested in taking this holiday across those dates, please get in touch for a bespoke quote. 


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