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Hidden Homes of History

Hidden Homes of History

Explore the awe-inspiring heritage of some of the North East's powerful family homes on this super new tour.


Explore the awe-inspiring heritage of some of the North East's powerful family homes on this super new tour.

Explore the awe-inspiring heritage of some of the North East's powerful family homes and buildings on this super new tour.



Boasting a prime location overlooking the beaches of Seaburn and with Sunderland city centre just a few minutes’ walk away, this super hotel offers among its facilities a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All rooms are en suite and have TV, trouser press, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift at this hotel.



WASHINGTON OLD HALL & NEWCASTLE - Today you travel to Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of George Washington, the first President of the USA. Your visit here today begins with an introductory talk and will be followed by a 45 minute head gardener tour of the 2 acre gardens, then a 45 minute free-flow visit of the hall. From here, you continue on to Newcastle for some free time to explore at leisure.


DURHAM CATHEDRAL & DURHAM - You begin your day with a guided walking tour of Durham Cathedral. One of the great buildings of Europe, it sits grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round. Following your tour, the remainder of the day is yours to explore the city at leisure.


BELSAY HALL, CASTLE & GARDENS AND KIRKHARLE COURTYARD - Following breakfast today you travel to Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens. The Jacobean remnants of the castle evoke the powerful influence of the site, the Hall is a classic Greek Revival Villa, centred around the amazing central 2 storey "Pillar Hall" and the stunning gardens are awash with magnificent rhododendrons and summer blooms. Upon arrival here, you are met with an introductory talk, followed by a guided tour of the gardens, guided tour of the hall, sumptuous cream tea, then free time to explore the grounds further at leisure. From here, you continue on for a short visit to Kirkharle Courtyard, the birthplace of Capability Brown. Set in a restored 18th century farm courtyard, this lovely site offers an eclectic mix of shops, studios to browse and a coffee shop.

Price Includes:-


  • 4 nights en suite accommodation

  • Dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Excursions programme as detailed

  • Visit to Washington Old Hall with introductory talk, garden tour & tour of the hall

  • Visit to Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens with introductory talk, garden tour, tour of the hall and cream tea

  • Guided tour of Durham Cathedral

  • Visit to Kirkharle Courtyard

  • Luxury coach travel throughout

  • Porterage

  • Complimentary newspaper when you board the coach (1st day only)



  • Single room supplement

  • Unless otherwise stated, admission prices into places of interest are not included

  • Holiday Insurance is not included, but is available at the time of booking


Picture images kindly supplied by our Agents.


NOTE: If your pick-up does not fall in our catchment area please give one of our offices a call on Lowestoft 01502 574669 or Leiston 01728 830414 so we can assist you further.


We offer a travel only option on this tour**. For more details please contact us.


**Subject to availability, supplements will apply. We cannot travel off-route from the tour itinerary. Travel only is to/from the hotel stated on the itinerary.



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Hadenham Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7NF
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