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(Tour code: LCS17)

The Roman Heritage of Northern England

Enjoy a sumptuous break in stunning Northumberland. Based in the incredible medieval Langley Castle, we discover the Roman heritage of Hadrian's Wall, explore magnificent Alnwick Castle and journey on a charming heritage railway.

  • York
  • Settle & Carlisle Line
  • Beautiful medieval Langley Castle
  • Roman Vindolanda Roman Army Museum
  • Alnwick Castle & Gardens
  • South Tynedale Railway
  • Hexham
  • Killhope Lead Mining Museum
  • Special farewell dinner
What’s Included
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Langley Castle 2017Tour Details

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Days 1-2 York Minster
York Minster

York and Langley Castle

Your tour begins in York, as you meet your Tour Manager at the Royal York Hotel. Later we enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful city, taking in the striking Minster and the cobbled Shambles among other landmarks.

On Day 2 we travel to join the famous Settle & Carlisle Line - a route regarded as one of the world's top railway journeys. We alight in Appleby before visiting Appleby Castle for afternoon tea, later we transfer into Northumberland to Langley Castle. The castle's dramatic 14th century tower is apparent from the approach, making for a breathtaking sight. After settling in, we enjoy dinner.

  • Day 1 - Tour of York
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Settle & Carlisle Line
Day 3 Vindolanda

Langley Castle, Roman Heritage & Hexham

This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Langley Castle, detailing its turbulent 600-year history. Later we travel to Hadrian's Wall country. We visit the fascinating Roman Vindolanda, an open excavation site where ancient Roman writing tablets were uncovered, voted Britain's greatest treasure. We also visit the Roman Army Museum, whose exhibits and artefacts give a real insight into what life was like serving on Hadrian's Wall. We continue to Hexham with time to explore the attractive town.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Tour of Langley Castle
  • Vindolanda
  • Roman Army Museum
Day 4 Alnwick Gardens
Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Castle and Gardens

We visit magnificent Alnwick Castle today. Its beauty has made it a fine location for film-makers, being used in Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter films. We also take a tour of the beautifully landscaped Alnwick Gardens ahead of a free afternoon to discover Alnwick itself.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Alnwick Gardens
Days 5-6 York City Walls
York City Walls

South Tynedale Railway & Return to York

On today's excursion we enjoy a return journey on the heritage South Tynedale Railway. We then head to the Killhope Museum. Tonight we enjoy a special farewell dinner in the Banqueting Hall. On Day 6, we transfer by coach to Newcastle. Here we join the rail service (First Class) to York, where the tour concludes.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 5 - South Tynedale Railway
  • Day 5 - Killhope Lead Mining visitor centre
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

On our Langley Castle tour, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 15:00; your Tour Manager will be available at 16:00. Our guided walking tour will commence at 17.45 and will last for 2hrs.

What’s included
What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel unless otherwise described

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation, including 1 night in York and 4 nights in the 4-Star Langley Castle

Delicious meals included

  • 10 meals including 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Signature touches

  • Visit to the Alnwick Castle & Gardens

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Settle & Carlisle Line
  • Ride on the South Tynedale Railway
  • Tours of York and Langley Castle with local guides
  • Excursion to The Roman Vindolanda & Roman Army Museum in Hadrian's Wall country
  • Entrance to Alnwick Castle with a tour of the gardens
Not Included

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a Castle View Superior room in Lumley Castle's annexe from £25 per person
  • Upgrade to a Castle View Suite in Lumley Castle's annexe from £50 per person
  • Upgrade to a Deluxe Castle View Suite in the main castle from £150 per person
  • Upgrade to a Feature room in the main castle from £225 per person
  • Cancellation, medical and travel insurance: from £10.50
Kathryn Cambridge
Lori Mcclaren
James Eaton
Phil Conde
Langley Castle

The Roman Heritage of Northern England


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