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5 days

We stay on the outskirts of Berwick on Tweed in a Georgian country house set in 15 acres of beautiful gardens. With just 19 rooms this is an elegant and intimate family run hotel.

After dinner take a 15 minute stroll along the cliff tops to the Scottish border. But you can come back for a Scottish Borders & Edinburgh Break (and believe me, you will want to come back) - this week is all about Northumbria.

Day One: En route we visit Brodsworth Hall and Gardens near Doncaster (English Heritage). The 1860's Hall is in the Italianate style like a mini Osborne House. The 'grand gardens in miniature', have been restored to their Victorian splendour and on Summer Sundays a Yorkshire brass band plays. Bring a picnic and a fold up chair.

We arrive at Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel to a warm welcome ready for dinner.

Day Two: With the Blue Badge Guide we visit Bamburgh and the Grace Darling Museum and take a cruise round the Farne Islands to see the puffins, sea birds and grey seals. We go ashore on Holy Island at high tide when there are far fewer people about to visit Lindisfarne Prior and experience the serenity of this spiritual and magical place.

Day Three: Alnwick Castle, second largest inhabited castle in England has been home to the Dukes of Northumberland for over 700 years. The Alnwick Garden was created by the Duchess. A guided tour of the Poison Garden is arranged.

Day Four: Rest day. Optional trip into Berwick, the most northern town in England fought over between the English and the Scots for centuries. It's market Day so soak up the local atmosphere. Cliff-top and riverside walks, Tweed River cruises, long sandy beaches, and Lowry Art Trail.

Day Five: We will bespoke a way home lunchtime visit for your group.

For example heading South? Visit magnificent Hardwick Hall (NT) built by Tudor new money, Bess Hardwick

Been there, done that? Ask about Northumbria off the beaten track.

• 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

• 5-10 Single rooms free of supplement

• Your choice of coach company

• Blue Badge Tour Guide for 2 days

• All admissions

• Farne Islands & Holy Island Cruise

• Free Group Organiser Place

• One extra free place with 33 people

• Free driver bed and board

• Overnight coach parking throughout

• 100% Passenger Payment Protection

• Free GTO Liability Insurance

Available June & July 2019 & 2020 for the puffins


3* Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel This handsome Georgian house has been sensitively extended to house 19 delightful bedrooms. Bring a maximum of 33 people, including 5 singles or up to 28 people with 10 singles and this becomes an exclusive country house holiday just for your group.

Larger groups can opt to stay at the Bamburgh Castle inn at Seahouses.

£695pp Minimum 25 people

Price Valid to 31 March 2020