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Newcastle - Bamburgh Castle & Holy Island (full day)

Departing from your ship enjoy a scenic drive to what is probably the finest castle in England, Bamburgh Castle. The magnificent and dramatic coastal setting of this completely restored medieval castle, perched high on a bluff overlooking the North Sea in Northumberland, has attracted the eyes of many a film director. Commanding stunning views of the Farne Islands, Holy Island and inland to the Cheviot Hills, the Castle is visible for many miles.

Visit this fascinating Castle and enjoy some time to peruse the museum housed within, which is a treasure trove of local history, with collections of military artefacts, paintings, china, and furniture. Pause to take some photos of the empty and unspoiled beaches below the castle before re-boarding your coach to continue your tour with the drive to Holy Island.

The island played a significant part in the development of Christianity in England. In 635 AD, the Irish evangelist, St Aidan, founded a monastic community that became one of the most important centres of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Upon arrival on Holy Island enjoy some free time to explore the village and enjoy lunch before rejoining your guide to visit Lindisfarne Castle.

Viking raids finally forced the monks to abandon the island in 875 AD, but in 1082 St Cuthbert rebuilt the Priory, the remains of which can still be seen. Later today return to Newcastle

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Tours in Newcastle

Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Newcastle City Tour
Bamburgh Castle & Holy Island
Hadrian’s Wall
Durham City

Ports in England

Barrow in Furness
Boston
Bridlington
Cowes
Dartmouth
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dover
Falmouth
Fowey
Guernsey
Harwich
Jersey
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool
London
Newcastle
Penzance
Plymouth
Portland
Portsmouth
Scilly Isles
Southampton
Whitehaven / Workington