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South Shields, Pennines & The Coast

South Shields, Pennines & The Coast

Enjoy a four night stay at the stunning 17th century Blackwell Grange Hotel with the popular Catherine Cookson Country Tour

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The Blackwell Grange Hotel 3*

The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion. Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift.

 

Your Tour Includes

  • Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Catherine Cookson Country Tour

  • Tea/Coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • One night of hotel entertainment

Day 1

Depart from your home area travelling to Darlington, arriving late afternoon at the Blackwell Grange Hotel. Four nights stay-dinner, bed & breakfast. Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. During your stay there will be one night of entertainment.

Day 2

This morning we head to South Shields, home of the late Catherine Cookson where we pick-up our tour guide. We head along the coast road on our way south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn with guided commentary. We finish back in South Shields where we can enjoy lunch, before returning to Darlington for the rest of the afternoon.

Day 3

e begin with a drive to the thriving market town of Northallerton. Next, we head to Saltburn, home to the first pier to be built on the north east coast and the last one remaining. The local fish and chip restaurant are to be recommended. Our final call is a little way along the coast to Redcar, home of the newest pier to be built - this one is vertical!

Day 4

We head through the countryside heading for the small market town of Stanhope, right on the edge of the Pennines. We stop here for a break and time to explore. Afterwards, we head through the rugged terrain of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the town of Alston where we stop for lunch. Afterwards, we head over the scenic hills as we descent to Barnard Castle market town where we have time to explore its many shops. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you could climb up to the actual ruined Barnard Castle.

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and head for home.

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Aberdeen Park & Ride Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen Park & Ride
Aberdeen, Skene St Skene St, behind HMT, Aberdeen
Arbroath Burnside Drive Bus stop Burnside Drive near police st,Arbroath
Aviemore, Rail Station Rail Station Bus Stop, Aviemore
Banff, St Marys Car Park Outside St Mary's Car Park, Bus Stop, Banff
Buckie Square Cluny Square, Buckie
Dundee Tesco Retail Park Kingsway Retail Park Bus Stop, (Behind Pizza Hut)
Elgin Old Post Office Outside, Old Post Office, Elgin
Fochabers Square Fochabers Square
Forfar Bus Stop Forfar Bus Stop, Outside RBS
Forres, Tolbooth Outside Tolbooth, Forres
Huntly, Tesco Bus Stop Tesco Bus Stop, Petrol Station, Huntly
Inverness, Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Tesco, Inverness, Off A96
Inverurie, Town Hall Town Hall Bus Stop, Inverurie
Keith, Bus Stop Tescos Bus Stop at Tesco's, Keith
Nairn, Sainsburys Sainsburys, Bus Stop, Nairn A96
Perth Broxden Services Broxden Services, Perth
Portsoy, Station Hotel Outside Station Hotel, Portsoy
Stonehaven Car Park Stonehaven Beach Road Car Park
Stracathro Services Stracathro Service Areas
Turriff Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Outside Tesco Turriff

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