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Romantic Journeys of the North

Romantic Journeys of the North

Spend Spring 2019 in the North staying at The Gisland Hotel with excursions to Penrith, Hartside Pass, Alston, Kielder Water and Forest PArk, Hexham, Hutton-in-the-Forest and Lanercost Priory (EH)

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Based at the popular Gilsland Hall Hotel, this spring tour introduces us to some of the regions lesser known, but still historically important attractions, as we explore the Cumbrian and Northumbrian countryside, hills and valleys.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • A tea dance is held each evening before dinner

  • Nightly entertainment

  • Outlined excursions

  • Entrance to Hutton-in-the Forest

  • Lanercost Priory (EH) with afternoon tea


Not included: All lunches


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We drive north to Cumbria for our 4-night stay.


Today we have an excursion that takes us south to the market town of Penrith. Today is market day and there will be an opportunity to browse the stalls before we make our way in the afternoon into the Pennines, climbing Hartside Pass, on the way to Alston, with its cobbled main street and 17th century buildings, continuing along the South Tyne Valley to our hotel.


This morning we head to Longtown and drive along Liddesdale as we make our way to picturesque Kielder Water and Forest Park. From here we continue to Bellingham and Hexham, dominated by the Abbey overlooking the market square. Our return to the hotel is along the path of Hadrian's Wall, which stretched some 76 miles from the Tyne to the Solway Firth.


A morning visit to Hutton-in-the Forest, a beautiful house, set in woods which were once part of a medieval forest. The house consists of a 14th-century pele tower and contains a fine collection of furniture, portraits, tapestries and china. The superb walled garden has a large collection of herbaceous plants, and there are a fine array of terraces and topiary sculptures. We return via Lanercost Priory (EH) - Set in a tranquil setting the Priory had an often-troubled history yet there is much to see in this best preserved Cumbrian monastery. Afternoon tea is included in the adjacent tea rooms.


After breakfast we commence our journey homeward.

Your Hotel


3* The Gilsland Hall Hotel, Gilsland

Set in 140 acres of woodland with fantastic views across Irthing Gorge, where the River Irthing separates the counties of Cumbria and Northumberland. Restaurant, lounge bar, coffee shop. Regular entertainment.


Mobility Grade:  3 – The manicured grounds are relatively flat & allow guests the chance to sit, relax and enjoy the views over the surrounding countryside. A few isolated steps throughout the hotel. Lift to most floors.


Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour

Mon 15 – Fri 19 Apr 2019 - £479


Tour Departs: 8.30am

Returns By:5.30pm




Single Room: £24

Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)


Reductions available for (EH) English Heritage Members


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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