Highlights
  • Join a member of the Pennington family for an exploration of their home.
  • Cross the highest roads in England and see the Cumbrian coast, once home to Capt. John Paul Jones.
  • Explore the beauty of the Northumberland Coast and learn about the spiritual history of Holy Island, or Lindisfarne.

Follow in the footsteps of the famous Lake District poets and writers as you explore one of the most unspoiled corners of England. Discover the landscapes that inspired writers such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, visit their homes to view their private collections, and immerse yourself in the culture and history of this beautiful region. Cross to the wild North East Cheviot Mountains and coastline to “Border Reiver” country and learn the history of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall.

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The English Lake District and the Borders: Romance to Turbulence

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Road Scholar Owes My Mom A Huge Apology and Refund. Highly advise AGAINST using them. May 2018

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Let me preface this story with some background about myself: I backpacked through most of Europe by myself when I was studying abroad in Ireland. I suffered through horrendous bus rides, getting kicked out of seats on trains, sleeping in questionable hostels, and going weeks without being able to really do laundry. I know how crappy it can be to actually get from one place to another, and how worth it is to suffer through all of that just to lay eyes on something magnificent.

And yet, Road Scholar has, without a doubt, managed to give me the single worst travel experience I've ever had in my entire life, and we didn't even make it off the ground. I would never, ever, EVER recommend them to anyone looking to go anywhere, and as far as I'm concerned, Road Scholar needs to seriously reconsider their travel-making procedures and give my mother a huge apology and refund. (Also, I'm only in my twenties, so I have a lot of years ahead of me to make referrals.)

It all started with Road Scholar not getting us flights. We claimed our spot on a trip to the Lake region in Northern Italy, but no one ever called us back about any travel arrangements. It appeared we were on the trip IN Italy, but no one had bothered to make any arrangements to get us there. My mother called and left messages, emailed people, and the only response we got was that our flight should be booked at some point in early May (when our trip was set to start on May 22). Road Scholar urges people to book their flights through their preferred travel agency, which is who didn't call us back. Road Scholar, to market themselves as educational tourism rather than shallow "I just want to see things" tourism, partners up with different educational institutions, and ours was through Trinity College. The director of the Italian programs called us asking for our travel information, since she didn't have it yet. Interesting news to us. We were then told that we could make travel arrangements of our own (even though we were paying Road Scholar to do it for us) and then inform the program of our travel plans and how we were getting to our hotel. So we started to investigate making our own plans, when someone finally called us back saying that they were taking care of our travel arrangements, and they "didn't know why we hadn't had them made for us already." The director of the program was happy to hear this, because the Lake region of Italy is not as easily accessible as other areas.

We asked for upgraded seats because my mom has had both of her knees replaced, and while that doesn't inhibit her in the slightest from being active, it limits where she can sit on planes. In a cramped regular economy seat with no leg room on an international flight that was going to last 8-10 hours, she wouldn't have been able to walk off the plane because of how her knees would cramp up. But they said they could make the arrangements (which is also advertised on their website) so that was that. We got our itinerary, accommodations, and were all set. We were booked through United and Lufthansa (neither of which either of us will EVER book through again), so I downloaded the United app onto my iPhone so I could check us in and make sure we had mobile copies of our boarding passes in addition to the paper ones my mom printed out. We were all set to fly from Cincinnati to Washington D.C., from D.C. to Frankfurt, and from Frankfurt down to Verona where we would be meeting up with the group -- which, by the way, we never received any information regarding where the group was meeting, the transportation to the lake resort, etc. Nothing. Just "after you get there" stuff.

Then this morning, I woke up to a notification from United Airlines (and a text message alert that I had set up) saying that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled due to weather. Obviously I'm not blaming Road Scholar for that. What I am holding Road Scholar accountable for is what happened next: my mom called the Emergency Hotline (which is a recording -- and I HIGHLY recommend that they change this, because when I studied abroad, we had two emergency hotlines, both of which were always answered by real human beings, one for anything happening in the United States, and the other for the program, which was a different number for each location and a direct line to one of the program directors on the ground in the country you were actually in). We left a voicemail, someone named Mike called us back, and he was an absolute asshole. When you book your flight through a travel agency/group travel organization, if anything happens to your flight, it is the THEIR responsibility to take care of it. We were told by Road Scholar, and it's available on their website: "When you book your airfare through Road Scholar, we're there to help you in case of any emergencies." When Mike called us back and we told him that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled, he told us that he couldn't look up any other flights (on both United and any other airlines) for us to potentially get on to get to D.C for our transatlantic flight. Instead, he told us to call United ourselves and to go to the airport and talk to the desk agent. I then ended up on the phone (and on hold) the entire drive to the airport, which resulted in nothing because tons of flights had been cancelled due to airline politics and weather. We finally got to the desk agent at the airport, had a hell of a time getting rebooked on another flight, and weren't able to get the upgraded seats that we paid extra money for. When we called Road Scholar and Mike back to ask if during the course of our day when we would be traveling (and unable to make phone calls) he would call Lufthansa to at least make the airline aware of our need for better seating due to my mother's knee replacements, he was unhelpful and rude, at first attempting to refuse calling on our behalf and finally agreeing to, but only after repeatedly telling us "there's no guarantee of those seats" (something we definitely understood because we're not stupid).

Our rebooked flight wasn't set to leave until 7:45 PM tonight, putting us in Verona at 4:05 PM the next day (4 hours after the group transfer to the hotel), so we returned home instead of waiting around the airport for 12 hours. We got on both United and Lufthansa's websites and discovered that not only had our original itineraries not been removed, we had been double booked, one for a flight out of North Carolina to Munich through Delta, and another out of D.C. (the 7:45 PM flight) which had a 23 hour layover in Munich. A call to Road Scholar resulted in us being told that we had to contact the airlines. My mother was on the phone, talking to either United representatives or Lufthansa representatives, from about 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We were told we had reservations but no tickets, told we had tickets but couldn't see the numbers, told there were seats available for us to get upgraded to but we would have to try to get the desk agent in D.C. to arrange that for us, told that there was no guarantee we could get those seats, and more. It was incredible the amount of bureaucratic bullshit we had to put up with, especially since each airline wouldn't take any responsibility for us getting the seats we paid for and on a new flight, telling us "we'd have to talk to the other company about that." We finally called Road Scholar to see if there was anything more they could do, who encountered the same mess we already had, and all they did was eventually advise us to go back to the airport (a 45 minute drive) and talk to the desk agent to see IF they could put us in the upgraded seats -- ones we had already paid for and my mom couldn't make the trip without!

Then when asked how they would be getting us to our destination in the Lake region (which is not an easy place to get to, as I looked up the train and bus schedules myself, because - remember - I have tons of experience at this point traveling on the ground across Europe), they wouldn't outright say what our plans would be, which could've been anything from picking us up in the airport in a car, giving us a damn rental to drive ourselves, or simply paying for tickets and expecting us to haul all our luggage from the airport to the shuttle to the train station in Verona, take the 2+ hour train to a town an hour away from our destination, have to catch a bus to the actual town we were supposed to be in, and then walk the rest of the way there. Seeing what all happened, I would bet it would've been the latter, which isn't a problem for someone like me, but is an issue for someone like my mom.

The moral of the story here is that my mom and I shouldn't have had to be on the phone with anyone other than Road Scholar, PERIOD. Seeing as we paid well over $10,000 for this trip, the minute the flight was cancelled, Road Scholar should've called us to let us know that they would be making other arrangements for us to get to our trip in the Lake region of Italy. THEY should've been the ones on the phone, dealing with the airline bureaucrats, working their hardest to get us any combination of flights to get us to Italy in the seats that we paid for. Or, if it really came down to it, they should've made arrangements for us to be on this trip at another point in time, offered us another excursion in its place, or simply given us a refund. Instead, they didn't want to do the jobs that we paid them to do, and we were the ones that had to take time out of our day, which was already scheduled to be a hectic and stressful time because traveling is simply just that, to do Road Scholar's job. They didn't look out for us one single bit and completely and utterly RUINED what was supposed to have been a wonderful trip for me and my mom.

My mother has an adventurous and curious soul and hasn't gotten to go to Europe the way she always wanted to. Since I graduated college, my mother suggested taking a mother-daughter trip. This was supposed to be incredibly special for the both of us, getting to go somewhere new together (I hadn't explored Northern Italy much and that's where we decided to go), learning about the food and the culture, and bonding over all the amazing things we were going to be able to do. I think my mom was even more excited about this trip than I was, voraciously reading all the required/recommended reading, practicing Italian in her room so she could order correctly at restaurants, not giving up when we hit little bumps in the road along the way. Instead, we have been nothing but doubtful at best in the entire planning of this trip, and deeply disappointed and angered at worst. I will never again recommend Road Scholars to anyone looking to go on group trips. Instead, I will steer people away and recommend that they either find a better travel agency, book the trip themselves, or go through Rick Steve's program.

Road Scholar should issue my mother a refund and an apology or risk being sued.
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Does Not Recommend

They take advantage of the elderly May 2018

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  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
I had high hopes for Road scholar. However, when I was diagnosed with cancer I got no sympathy from Road Scholar. The agents and management kept saying you should have purchased insurance. But the insurance was extremely expensive and would not have covered the cancellation fee either. I ended up attending anyways because I didn't want to lose my money. I felt sick the entire time and could barely complete the activities. The group leader was wonderful. But the program was very strict and I felt that they over charged for everything. They demonstrated shocking behavior for a non profit that is supposed to be all about education and supporting the elderly. Yet they constantly are sending catalogs and pushing expensive programs. I highly recommend taking your money elsewhere. They do not respect their customers and only care about money. They took advantage of a cancer patient and according to the others on my trip this is common.
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Does Not Recommend

A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT August 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 3.0
I would have enjoyed this trip much more if I felt I was being treated as an adult, the educated, enthusiastic traveler that I am.
Unfortunately, I took a fall and broke my arm near the end of the trip. I was shocked at the very insolent, uncaring attitude of Road Scholar. I received two calls from the insurance program my husband was encouraged to pay for for the trip (we usually use Travel Guard who is great). Both calls were very negative. Neither expressed concern about my condition and both apparently had called to state that ROAD SCHOLAR
WOULD NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING! WOW! A WAKEUP CALL FROM HELL. I WILL BE SHOUTING THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS SO NO ONE ELSE
HAS THIS EXPERIENCE. DO NOT PURCHASE ROAD SCHOLAR INSURANCE -- IT IS A BOONDOGGLE!
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LG

Does Not Recommend

Don't go! March 2017

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  • Value 2.0
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I took a four day bridge class at Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The class was mediocre. And I came home with over 50 BED BUG BITES! Please beware.

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Recommends

Excellent coverage of major cities and Guizhou Province January 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Road Scholar (also known as Elderhostel) offers hundreds of tours worldwide, using local tour companies, sometimes universities. I have taken RS tours to Africa, China, and France and look forward to more. This was my first "tour" of China, but my 20th visit, with the rest on business. Our guide, Mei Mei, was one of the finest I've seen on tours. We started with Beijing and continued to Xian and then to Guizhou Province for a week in this fascinating area, which was new to me. We were able to meet the people in the villages, thanks to our guide, and enjoyed the chance to see and photograph such a variety of places in China. Hotels were excellent and appropriate to this type of tour (usually centrally located and very fine). Meals were family style and always good. Road Scholar makes its tours educational and doesn't push shopping as so many commercial ones do. Touring in China is very safe. You do have a lot of walking and RS tells you this in the tour, but it seems that a great deal of the walking is in those huge airports! I recommend Road Scholar and always turn to their catalogs to choose my next trip.
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Itinerary

Day 1: In Transit to Program

In Flight

Day 2: Arrival Day, Bowness on Windermere.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Lunch: Lunch will be taken in the hotel with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Afternoon: Free time to check-in and unpack at the hotel before a pre-dinner Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. This program is staffed with a Group Leader, who will accompany us throughout the program and deal with logistics, lecture, conduct field trips and serve as an information resource on program-related topics. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities and answer any questions you may have. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. Please note that program activities, schedules and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: A served three-course dinner in the hotel with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure to relax and prepare for the program ahead.

Day 3: Wordworth's Dove Cottage, Bowness on Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast buffet in the hotel. A wide range of hot and cold options, as well as coffee, tea, water and fruit juices.

Morning: Depart the hotel by mini coach after breakfast and drive to the picturesque village of Grasmere. Here we visit Dove cottage, home of William Wordsworth, Britain’s most famous ‘Romantic Poet’, and have a guided exploration of the museum and study centre with its world famous collection of manuscripts. We then continue on to Keswick and the ancient stone circle at Castlerigg, before we stop for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Keswick.

Afternoon: This afternoon we continue to Borrowdale, via Ashness Bridge, ascend the Honister Pass and see Buttermere, as your Group Leader provides expert commentary.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 4: Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth's Rydal Mount, Bowness on Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Leaving at 9am, we drive to the Armitt Museum, in Ambleside. We'll explore this unique collection compiled by two Victorian sisters, and see at first hand the watercolour paintings of Beatrix Potter, once displayed at the Tate Gallery in London. Following this we drive to Grasemere, where you will have some free time for independent exploration.

Lunch: Taken at The Grasmere Garden Centre.

Afternoon: The field trip continues with the Beatrix Potter theme, by visiting Wray Castle and its grounds, Hill Top House (home of Beatrix Potter) and the quintessential Lakeland village of Hawkshead. We then continue to Rydal Mount, the final home of William Wordsworth, for an expert led exploration and poetry reading.

Dinner: Dinner will served at Rydal Mount.

Evening: At leisure after we return to the hotel.

Day 5: Hardnott Pass, Muncaster Castle, Bowness on Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today is a day of high adventure, leaving the hotel we head for the hills, along the Little Langdale Valley and up into the mountains. We will drive up the famous Hardknott Pass and here, for those adventurous enough, we can inspect the mountain top Hardknott Roman Fort.

Lunch: Taken in Muncaster Castle.

Afternoon: This afternoon, a local expert takes us around the historic home of the Pennington family, Muncaster Castle. We then return to the hotel over Corney Fell to Coniston.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 6: Steam Boat Cruise, Bowness on Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: We gather at 9am and drive to Tarn Hows, often referred to as the ‘Prettiest lake in England’, then on to Brantwood House, home of the Pre-Raphaelite supporter and early ecologist John Ruskin. Here you will have time to explore the wonderful house and gardens, after which we'll take a short cruise on the beautiful lake adjacent to the property.

Lunch: Taken at the Blue Bird Cafe on Coniston Waters.

Afternoon: From here we explore Coniston Water and the Duddon Valley, topic of Wordsworth’s sonnets; and then into Langdale and to the Hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 7: Free Day, Bowness on Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Free day with transport available to take you into the village of Bowness and a pass to cruise the length of Lake Windermere.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. Your Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration.

Dinner: A served dinner in the hotel as we bid farewell to the Lakes.

Evening: At leisure to prepare for tomorrow's transfer.

Day 8: Transfer to Otterburn, Carlisle: Otterburn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we transfer by mini coach to the Otterburn Tower Hotel, but first we take a scenic drive to Carlisle, via Troutbeck and Ullswater. At Carlisle we visit the award winning Tullie House Museum, with its collection of Roman and Border Reiver relics.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken at Tullie House.

Afternoon: We continue to Otterburn via Lannercost and Bank Turret. We will arrive at Otterburn in plenty of time to settle in.

Dinner: A served three-course dinner in the hotel with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 9: The Abbey Town of Jedburgh, Otterburn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel

Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast buffet in the hotel. A wide range of hot and cold options, as well as coffee, tea, water and fruit juices

Morning: We will board the mini coach and head for the Scottish Borders, where we'll enjoy some very spectacular scenery. We'll travel through Kielder Forest and pay a visit to the Hunting Lodge and 13th century Hermitage Castle.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken in Jedburgh.

Afternoon: The field trip continues in the abbey town of Jedburgh, where you will be free to explore independently. You may wish to visit Mary Queen of Scots House, the Norman Abbey, Victorian Castle and Jail. Your Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: A served three-course dinner in the hotel with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 10: Lindisfarne, The Northumberland Coast, Otterburn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we go to the cradle of British Christianity, to Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne. Cut off from the mainland by tides, we cross the causeway to the village and are free to explore the abbey, the church, the castle and take a coastal walk.

Lunch: Taken at the Barn at Beal.

Afternoon: The afternoon takes us along the scenic Northumberland Coastal Route, taking in castles, such as Bamburgh with its ‘Grace Darling’ Life Boat Museum. We'll then head to the fishing village of Seahouses, before making our way back to the hotel via Alnick.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a lecture on the Roman Occupation, in preparation for our day at Hadrian's Wall.

Day 11: Wallington Hall, Kielder Water, Otterburn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Our day starts with a journey across the moors on a scenic drive to Kielder Water and Black Midden fortified house, before heading to the ancestral home of the Trevelyan family, Wallington Hall. There are over 100 acres of gardens, including a wonderful walled garden and lake, and the house itself.

Lunch: Taken in Wallington Hall.

Afternoon: After Wallington Hall return to the hotel passing Winters Gibbett on the way.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: After dinner we have a talk with an expert about the turbulent times in the Scottish borders from the 13th century to the reign of Elizabeth 1st.

Day 12: Hadrian's Wall, Otterburn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today is a full day spent learning just how the Romans lived in the region, and visiting Hadrian's Wall - a world heritage site. We follow the old Stanegate Road close to the Roman wall, before stopping at Vindolanda for a discussion with one of the team of archaeologists currently excavating the site.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken at Vindolanda.

Afternoon: After lunch we head for the wall itself, visiting several sections - Mile Castle 42 and Steel Rigg - with opportunities to walk along the wall itself.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 13: Transfer to Manchester & The Cathedral City of Durham, Manchester

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: We leave Otterburn by mini coach, and drive to the great city of Durham. Stopping near the Cathedral, one of the most spectacular in the UK, we'll have time to visit explore this architectural masterpiece, famous for St Cuthbert’s burial place behind the high altar.

Lunch: Taken in the Cathedral Undercroft.

Afternoon: Free time in Durham before the transfer continues on to Manchester.

Dinner: A served three-course dinner in the hotel with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 14: Program Concludes

Meals: Breakfast

In Flight

Breakfast: In the hotel. Some participants may depart prior to breakfast.

Morning: Shuttle bus to Manchester Airport for onward flights. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 4,139

Price Per Day:

$ 296 per day
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • 12 nights of accommodations
  • 5 expert-led lectures
  • 17 expert-led field trips
  • 1 hands-on experience
  • An experienced Group Leader
  • Customary gratuities throughout the program
  • The Road Scholar Travel Protection Plan, 24-hour-a-day emergency assistance coverage
  • Taxes
Meals Included:

12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Accomodations

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel: 6 nights  Cumbria

A classic Lakeland country house hotel set in 6 acres of its own private garden. It was once a holiday home for the Potter family and then the permanent residence of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Helen Potter. Lindeth Howe is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy yourself, with breathtaking views to admire from the lounges and sun terrace. Lindeth Howe sits in the heart of the National Park overlooking the largest lake in the country, Lake Windermere.

 

Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel: 5 nights  Northumberland

The unique Otterburn Tower Country House Hotel and award winning restaurant is located in the beautiful Redesdale valley in rural Northumberland, Northern England, The original building dates back to the 11th century as a castle founded by a cousin of William the Conqueror. The Otterburn Tower nestles in 32 acres of its own estate, fronted by terraced lawns and surrounded by woodland. The gardens stretch down to the village of Otterburn with all the facilities close by. The hotel is beautifully restored with the original features of oak panelling, leaded panes and stained glass.

 

Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport: 1 night  Manchester.

Near to aiport (Terminal 1).

Start City
Manchester
End City
Manchester

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