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South Shields & Pennines

South Shields & Pennines

This new tour takes in the beauty of the Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty, Catherine Cookson country and South Shields, as well as the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, visiting the seaside towns of Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-sea.

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SOUTH SHIELDS & PENNINES

 

This new tour takes in the beauty of the Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty, Catherine Cookson country and South Shields, as well as the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, visiting the seaside towns of Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-sea.

 

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL, Darlington

The hotel is a stunning 17th century mansion which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside, nestled in wooded parkland on the outskirts of Darlington and located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines.  Hotel facilities include leisure club with indoor pool, spa, solarium, sauna and gym.  Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with modern facilities including TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

DAY ONE:

Commence your holiday with our home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel across country with comfort stops enroute.  Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO:

This morning we head to South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson where we pick-up our tour guide.  We head along the coast road on our way south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn with guided commentary.  We finish back in South Shields where you can obtain lunch before returning to Darlington for the rest of the afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the indoor market or explore the high street.

 

DAY THREE:

We head through the countryside heading for the small market town of Stanhope, right on the edge of the Pennines.  We stop here for a break and time to explore, maybe visit the Durham Dales Centre or Lime Tree Gallery.  Later we head through the rugged terrain of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the town of Alston where we stop for lunch, there is a variety of tea rooms and cafes, as well as independent shops to look around during our break.  Afterwards, we head over the scenic hills as we descent to Barnard Castle market town where you will have time to explore, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you could climb up to the actual ruined Barnard Castle which gives great views over the surrounding area.

 

DAY FOUR:

We begin our excursion today with a drive to the thriving market town of Northallerton, a visit to the stunning Joe Cornish Gallery is not to be missed.  This is a display of absolutely stunning landscape photography of the North of England, then treat yourself at the local branch of Betty’s famous tearooms.  We continue to Saltburn, home of the first pier to be built on the north east coast and the last one remaining.  The local fish & chip restaurant are to be recommended.  Our final call is a little way along the coast at Redcar, home of the newest pier to be built – this one is vertical!

 

DAY FIVE:

After breakfast we depart the hotel for our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Guided services for Catherine Cookson tour

One-night hotel entertainment

DAY ONE

Commence your holiday with our home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel across country with comfort stops enroute. Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits will be served whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

This morning we head to South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson where we pick-up our tour guide. We head along the coast road on our way south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn with guided commentary. We finish back in South Shields where you can obtain lunch before returning to Darlington for the rest of the afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the indoor market or explore the high street.

B, D

DAY THREE

We head through the countryside heading for the small market town of Stanhope, right on the edge of the Pennines. We stop here for a break and time to explore, maybe visit the Durham Dales Centre or Lime Tree Gallery. Later we head through the rugged terrain of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the town of Alston where we stop for lunch, there is a variety of tea rooms and cafes, as well as independent shops to look around during our break. Afterwards, we head over the scenic hills as we descent to Barnard Castle market town where you will have time to explore, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you could climb up to the actual ruined Barnard Castle which gives great views over the surrounding area.

B, D

DAY FOUR

We begin our excursion today with a drive to the thriving market town of Northallerton, a visit to the stunning Joe Cornish Gallery is not to be missed. This is a display of absolutely stunning landscape photography of the North of England, then treat yourself at the local branch of Betty's famous tearooms. We continue to Saltburn, home of the first pier to be built on the north east coast and the last one remaining. The local fish & chip restaurant are to be recommended. Our final call is a little way along the coast at Redcar, home of the newest pier to be built - this one is vertical!

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast we depart the hotel for our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

BLACKWELL GRANGE HOTEL, Darlington

The hotel is a stunning 17th century mansion which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside, nestled in wooded parkland on the outskirts of Darlington and located between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Pennines.  Hotel facilities include leisure club with indoor pool, spa, solarium, sauna and gym.  Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with modern facilities including TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Guided services for Catherine Cookson tour

One-night hotel entertainment

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to 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.

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