Hadrians Wall and Holy Island
With it’s wild landscapes and dramatic coastline, Northumberland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful counties in England. Dominated by imposing castles, the enchanting coastline has great sweeps of sandy beaches and sheltered bays interrupted by high jutting cliffs. Hadrians Wall is one of England’s greatest landmarks and leaves a lasting impression on any who visit. It is the best preserved frontier of the Roman Empire and our nation’s finest Roman monument. Archaeological sites and museums along the wall tell the story of Rome’s rise and fall, not to mention the stunning landscape and views unchanged since Roman times. The delightful unspoiled Holy Island lies just off the extreme northeast corner of England. A tidal island that is accessed by a paved causeway which is covered by the North Sea twice every day, Lindisfarne is famous both for its medieval religious heritage and its more recent picturesque 16th century castle.
Set in the heart of Jesmond, a chic and leafy area just one mile from Newcastle city centre with a vibrant bar and café culture, the Caledonian is a comfortable, friendly hotel combining Georgian architecture with a contemporary edge. The hotel boasts a small lounge area near the reception and the Billabong Bar and Bistro offers a pleasant atmosphere. The hotel has 91 bedrooms mostly served by the lift, all of which are en-suite with bath or shower, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities (Please note no entertainment during this tour).