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Durham Coast and the Tyne Valley

Durham Coast and the Tyne Valley

5 day break on the Durham Coast

5 day holiday


Monday 22 June £439


Single supplement £80


Insurance  £29.00 inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions as described

Day 1 Monday

Travel to South Shields, arriving late afternoon at Little Haven Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Tuesday

This morning is free for you to explore South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson. Later we continue along the coast road on our way south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn before turning inland across to the ancient and historic City of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high above the River Wear. Late afternoon we return to the hotel.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

Today we head inland via Jarrow and Hebburn to Gateshead, Blaydon and Prudhoe as we make our way to Hexham with its historic Abbey. Hexham is our lunch stop today. This afternoon a short drive
takes us to Wall. Here we follow the path of Hadrian’s Wall to Vindolanda and then continue past the Gateshead Metro Centre and back to South Shields

B, D

Day Thursday

We begin with a ride through the Tyne Tunnel and out to the coast to Tynemouth. We have a break with time for a stroll along the shore and a look around before we return to spend the afternoon
exploring Newcastle. In the centre Roman, Medieval, Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian building styles sit comfortably alongside colourful Chinatown and the Eldon Square complex. It is a happy jumble which gives the city a true cosmopolitan air

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

There are so many fascinating places to be discovered in the North-East, a fair number of which are on the route of this new tour. Moreover, the tour stays in a

new location on the coast, a welcome addition to the hotels we feature. From South Shields we will set out to Newcastle, Durham, the ‘Catherine Cookson Country’ and go sightseeing in the Tyne Valley with Hexham and Hadrian’s Wall.


LITTLE HAVEN HOTEL l The Little Haven Hotel is uniquely situated in South Shields at the gateway of the River Tyne. The hotel boasts

extensive views of the busy Tyne and Little Haven beach. Facilities include conservatory style restaurant with superb views over the beach and river. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.


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
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff Halfords London Road Westcliff, Halfords
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