What you can expect

Visit Lindisfarne

Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Bamburgh & Alnwick Castles

Explore two impressive historic castles

The White Swan hotel, Alnwick

Stay in a superb 300-year-old coaching inn

About the trip

It is no wonder why Northumberland is described as a magical place of discovery. Join us on a fabulous Solos adventure and explore stunning castles, hidden gardens, quaint villages and market towns along with a backdrop of sweeping views, rolling hills and unspoilt beaches.

What's Included

  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Half Board: Breakfast & Dinner Daily with glass of wine
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Two fully guided days of discovery including transfers
  • Entrance to Bamburgh Castle
  • Entrance to Alnwick Castle & Gardens
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive at the White Swan hotel, Alnwick
  • Bamburgh & Lindisfarne
  • Alnwick Castle & Gardens
  • Departure
What’s Extra
  • Lunches
  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing


Arrive at the White Swan hotel, Alnwick

Check-in at our hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
  • Dinner Included

Alnwick Castle & Gardens

After breakfast we take a fascinating walk through the historic market town of Alnwick. Alnwick, formerly the county town, dates back over 1500 years and is dominated by the Castle, seat of the Dukes of Northumberland, the powerful baronial family of the North. We shall spend the rest of the day exploring Alnwick Castle and Gardens. The imposing castle has been home for 700 years to the Percy family and as such has all the components of a fine medieval castle – walls, towers, turrets (where you may be able to watch Harry Potter inspired events), as well as fine apartments with a wealth of art and furniture to admire. The award-winning gardens are the brainchild of the 12th Duchess of Northumberland and cover 12 acres. of magnificent gardens to walk through. Highlights include the Grand Cascade with its 120 water jets, the Poison Garden and the world’s largest tree house restaurant.
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Bamburgh & Lindisfarne

Today we begin with a drive along the Northumbrian Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the coastal villages of Seahouses and Bamburgh. From here there are stunning views across to the Fame Islands. We shall stop for a walk around Bamburgh to visit the Grade 1 listed St. Aidan’s church and to hear about the heroic sea rescue performed by Grace Darling in 1838. Our stop will include a visit to the imposing Bamburgh Castle which dates back to Anglo Saxon times. A short drive takes us on to lunch at the Barn at Beal (at own cost) before driving across the causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. On arrival we shall have an introductory tour of the village to include St. Mary’s Parish Church, the ruined Priory* and Lindisfarne Castle*. (* entrance at own cost) This will be followed by time at leisure to visit in more detail before returning to our hotel in Alnwick.  
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After a leisurely breakfast, you may want to have some free time to look around the market town of Alnwick before saying your goodbyes!
  • Breakfast Included


The White Swan Hotel 3*

This charming 300 year old coaching inn situated in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick, offers a fantastic blend of unique heritage and superb accommodation.  A perfect base for our Northumberland break

Facilities Include

Facilities include restaurant, Bistro/bar, lounge, free Wi-Fi & free car parking

Room Includes

Rooms include en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, desk, easy chairs and table, hair-dryer and free Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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