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Hidden Homes of History

Hidden Homes of History

Tour includes All coach travel/En-suite accommodation/ Excursions / 4 nights dinner bed & breakfast

Join us to explore the awe inspiring heritage of the north east's powerful homes, beginning with Washington Old Hall, the ancestrasl home of George Washington, the first president of the USA to the romantic Greek architecture of the medieval Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumbria owned for   centuries by descendants of the influential Sir

Richard de Middleton. Lord Chancellor to King Henry III, topped of with a tranquil ricer cruise between .

 

 

Sunderland Marriott Hotel

Positioned on Sunderland front he 4 otel wecomeyou with spacious accommodation, impeccable service and a prime locarion overlooking the beautiful beaches of Seaburn. All en-suite accommodation is accessiable by lift.

 

 

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Washington Old Hall

At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, refelecting gentry life following the tutbulence of the English Civil War. It ia a 17 century Manor House associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA the building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington's direct ancestors and it is from here that the family took their surname of Washington. Following an introductory talk on arrival, there will be time to explore the hall as well as a tour of the garden withe the head gardener. Here you can discover the dramatic 17th century parterre and the wilds of the nuttery. Finding out more about our heritage and nature conservation work while the beautiful surrondings are taken in.

 

 

River Tea Cruise

Departing from Castlegate Quay, Stockton alongside the replica of Captain Cook's HM Bark Endeavour, the vessel cruises upstream to the glorious contryside via Preston Park. Sit back and enjoy the cruise on the Teeside Princess along the River Tees, along the route passing sites with historical association and wildlife in the visitors friendly conservation areas along the river.

 

 

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens & cream tea

From a fine medieval castle, a Greek Revival villa to an outstanding, plant rich garden to explore today's visit has something for everyone. Take in thirty acres of picturesque landscaping, including forever changing seasonal delights. Enter the magicl, romantic Quarry Gardens with ravines pinnacles and sheer rock faces inspired by the quarries of Sicily. The Jacobean mansion ruins of the Castle are sure to impress, a climb to the top will be rewarded with spectacular views of the surronding countryside. There will be introductory talk, a guided tour of the Hall, a guided tour with the Head Gardener, tea coffee with a scone, cream and jam and time to explore around the  estate.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
(Porth Square)Llwyncelyn (Porth Square) due to roadworks-Llwyncelyn Spar
Aberaman Bridge Aberaman Bridge
Aberaman The Picton Aberaman The Picton
Aberbargoed New Duffryn Aberbargoed New Duffryn (opposite the pub)
Abercwmboi Cap Coch Abercwmboi Cap Coch
Abercynon The Clock Abercynon The Clock
Aberdare Bus Stn (By the toilets) Aberdare Bus Stn
Abertillery Railway Abertillery Layby Opp Railway Inn
Baden Ynyshir Baden Ynyshir
Bargoed Bus Station Bargoed Bus Station
Beddau P.O. Beddau Post Office
Blackwood BusStation No9 Blackwood Bus Station No.9
Bowns Broadway Bowns Broadway
Bridgend Police Station Police Station Cheapside
Briton Ferry Office Use Bus Stop outside McDonalds Office Use Only
Broadway Bus Stop Broadway Bus Stop (Opp. Tesco)
Brynmawr Bus Stn Brynmawr Bus Station
Caddies Caddies
Caerphilly Bus Station Caerphilly Bus Station
Cardiff City Centre Ticketline Westgate Street
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services Pontprennau
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services
Cilfynydd Commercial Cilfynydd The Commercial
Cilfynydd Royal Oak Cilfynydd Royal Oak
Coed Ely Club Coed Ely Club
Coedycwm Bus Stop Coedycwm Bus Stop
Cwmbran Railway Stn Cwmbran Railway Station
Cwmparc Pengelli Cwmparc Pengelli Hotel
Ebbw Vale Bus Station Ebbw Vale Bus Station Town Side
Edwardsville Bus Stop (Before School) Edwardsville Bus Stop
Ferndale Clinic Ferndale Clinic
Ferndale Hotel Ferndale Hotel
Ferndale Job Centre Ferndale Job Centre
Fernhill Mountain Ash Fernhill Mountain Ash
Ford Garage Cwmbach Ford Garage Cwmbach
Gabalfa/Manor Way Bus Stop Before Aneurin Bevan Pub On Manor Way
Gelli P.O Gelli P.O.
Gelli Weavers Garage Gelli Weavers Garage
Glancynon Bus Stop Glancynon Bus Stop
Glyncoch Bus Stop Glyncoch Bus Stop Main Road
Graig Dewi Sant Graig Dewi Sant
Graig Fry Graig Fry
Graig The Temple Graig The Temple
Hawthorn Ambulance Stn Hawthorn Ambulance Stn
Hawthorn Enterprise Hawthorn Enterprise Garage
Hawthorn Inn Hawthorn Inn
Hollybush Church Village Hollybush Church Village
Hoovers Layby Hoovers Layby
Hopkinstown Hollybush Hopkinstown Hollybush
Hopkinstown The Spar Hopkinstown The Spar
Llantrisant Pet Shop Llantrisant The Pet Shop
Llantwit Fadre The Crown Llantwit Fadre The Crown
Llantwit Fardre New Inn Llantwit Fardre New Inn
Llwyncelyn Spar Llwyncelyn Spar
Llwynypia (Garage) Triple Crown Garage
Llwynypia Hosp Bus Stop Llwynypia Hosp. Bus Stop
Maerdy Cemetery Maerdy Cemetery
Maerdy Con Maerdy Con Club
Maerdy Hall Maerdy Hall
Maesycoed Mormon Church Maesycoed Mormon Church
Maesycoed Mound Road Maesycoed Mound Road
Maesycoed Quarry Rd Maesycoed Quarry Road
Maesycwmmer Lights Maesycwmmer Lights
Magor Services Coach Park Magor Services Coach Park
Manor Way Manor Way Bus Stop By Tesco's
McDonalds Nantgarw McDonalds Nantgarw
Merthyr - Castle Hotel Merthyr Castle Hotel
Merthyr Vale Oaklands Merthyr Vale Oaklands Garage
Miskin Undertakers Miskin Undertakers
Mountain Ash Railway Stn Mountain Ash Railway Stn
Mountain Ash Town Hall Mountain Ash Town Hall
Municipal Buildings Municipal Buildings
Nantgarw Oxford Street Nantgarw Oxford Street
Nelson Bus Stn Nelson Bus Station
Newport Newport (Admiral Insurance)
North Road Ferndale North Road Ferndale
Odeon - Bridgend Odeon McArthur Glen
Park View Park View
Pencoed Monument Pencoed Monument
Penny Farthing Pub Llantrisant - Penny Farthing Pub
Penrhiwceiber Lee Hotel Penrhiwceiber Lee Hotel
Pentre C.O Pentre Council Offices
Pentre The Griffin Pentre The Griffin
Pentrebach Club Pentrebach Club
Pentrebach opposite 60 60 Pentrebach opposite 60 60
Penygraig Labour Club Penygraig Labour Club
Pontygwaith Cosmo Pontygwaith Cosmo
Pontygwaith Surgery Pontygwaith Surgery (Tylorstown)
Pontypool Town Hall Pontypool Town Hall
Porth Depot Porth Depot
Porth Hospital Porth Hospital
Pwllgwaun Flats Barry Rd Pwllgwaun Flats Barry Road
Pyle Cross Office Use Cardiff Bus Stop Office Use Only
Rhydyfelin Duffryn Rhydyfelin Duffryn
Rhydyfelin Ebenezer Rhydyfelin Ebenezer
Rhydyfelin Glantaf School Rhydyfelin Glantaf School
Rhydyfelin Malvern Tyres Rhydyfelin Malvern Tyres
Rhymney Library Rhymney Library
Swansea Office Use Only Wellington Street Office Use Only
Taffs Well Inn Taffs Well Inn
Taffs Well Railway Stn Taffs Well Railway Stn
Talbot Green Bus Stn Talbot Green Bus Stn
TBA TBA
Ton Pentre Freezer Ton Pentre Freezer Centre
Tongwynlais Church Tongwynlais Church Bus Stop
Tongwynlais Holiday Inn Tongwynlais - Holiday Inn
Tonteg Fina Garage Tonteg Fina Garage
Tonteg Road Runner Tonteg Road Runner
Tonypandy Co-op Tonypandy Co-op
Tonypandy Square Tonypandy Square
Tonyrefail Astra Tonyrefail Astra Video Shop
Travelling by car Travelling by car
Trealaw Checks Trealaw Checks
Trealaw The Royal Trealaw The Royal
Tredegar Lidl Tredegar Lidl Bus Stop
Trehafod Heritage Park Trehafod Heritage Park
Trehafod Memorial Trehafod Memorial
Treharris Bus Station Treharris Bus Station
Treherbert Village Inn Treherbert Village Inn
Treorchy Cardiff Arms Treorchy Cardiff Arms
Treorchy P.O. Treorchy P.O.
Troedyrhiw Square Troedyrhiw Square
Ty Nant Bus Stop Ty Nant Bus Stop
Ty Nant The Woodlands Ty Nant The Woodlands
Tylorstown Duke Tylorstown Duke of York
Tylorstown P.O Tylorstown P.O
Tylorstown The Jubilee Tylorstown The Jubilee
Upperboat Do It All Upperboat Do It All
Veolia Veolia
Wattstown Days Wattstown Days Newsagents
Ynyshir Eagle Ynyshir Eagle
Ynyshir Hall Ynyshir Hall
Ynysybwl New Road Ynysybwl New Road
Ynysybwl The Cemetery Ynysybwl The Cemetery
Ynysybwl The Robertown Ynysybwl The Robertown
Ystrad Mynach Bus Station Ystrad Mynach Bus Station
Ystrad P.O. Ystrad P.O.
Ystrad Sandy Bank Ystrad Sandy Bank
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