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Lumley Castle, Tall Ships & Beamish

Lumley Castle, Tall Ships & Beamish

An amazing chance to experience all the excitement of the Tall Ships fleet in port in Sunderland. Stay at the Historic Lumley Castle hotel.

This world-famous event will offers visitors an amazing chance to experience all the excitement of the Tall Ships fleet in port in Sunderland.

You will have a chance to see some of the finest Tall Ships in the world and the weekend will be a festival of celebration with all kinds of events being organised including concerts, sporting competitions and a crew parade. The first Tall Ships Race in 1956 was a race of 20 of the world's remaining large sailing ships. The race was from Torbay, UK to Lisbon and was meant to be a last farewell to the era of the great sailing ships. However, public interest was so intense the Sail Training International Race Committee formed a founding organisation and has since organised Tall Ships Races and Regattas annually around the world, attracting hundreds of ships and millions of spectators.



Included in the price of this luxury holiday-

  • The Tall Ships Race 2018 -

    As the start host port, Sunderland expects to welcome 80 Tall Ships that will travel from all corners of the globe to reach the city and share in the celebrations. The beautiful vessels are themselves centre stage at this breath-taking event, opening to allow free public access at set times. A captivating programme of entertainment and cultural activity will be delivered across the city, stretching from Port of Sunderland, a hidden gem at the heart of maritime activity in the city, over to the North banks of the River Wear. The award-winning National Glass Centre, travelling up through the city centre to Keel Square, an attractive public space and boulevard full of Sunderland’s heritage. Over to the twin coastal resorts of Roker and Seaburn, with spectacular viewing points.

  • Majestic Lumley Castle –

    The unexpected surrounds you at Lumley Castle promising an unforgettable and unique experience. This magnificently preserved castle dates back to the 14th century. No castle worthy of its place in history is complete without its secret images of the past! The accommodation is regal, the service discreet and from the moment you arrive at the softly lit, dramatically draped reception you realise that this is no ordinary hotel. Refurbished over the ages, the castle has been lovingly transformed into an first class hotel, offering a blend of history and modern luxury. Accommodation will be in the appealing courtyard rooms although castle rooms are available at a supplement. Every one of the bedrooms is unique, from the genuine Queen Ann four poster in the King James’ Suite to the old cottage charm of the courtyard quarters. Double for sole use £55. Castle & Feature Rooms £75 pp

  • Elizabethan Banquet at Lumley Castle -

    Step straight into the pages of history and savour the unique atmosphere of this wonderful evening. A feast of fine food, wine and mead and entertainment awaits you. In keeping with the period, seating is on wooden benches and a dagger is provided to eat with! Enjoy period singing and good humour, presented by the court chamberlain, musicians and ladies of the court, all in traditional costume. Truly an evening to remember! Following the banquet there is dancing of a more modern type – a disco in the dungeon bar.

  • Relaxing Cruise onboard The Teesside Princess

        Enjoy a river cruise along the River Tees via the mighty Tees Barrage through glorious countryside to Preston Park.

  • Delicious Afternoon Tea -

    on Thursday afternoon, aboard the Teesside Princess

  • Preston Park Museum -

      Get ready for one amazing journey as you step through the doors of Preston Park Museum. Discover the Hall and its treasures. Experience what life was like in 1895 as you take a stroll down a replica Victorian Street. Restored  to its former glory, it evokes the character of a working Victorian Kitchen Garden. Using traditional methods, we grow a variety of heritage produce including seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as beautiful flowers. Seasonal produce from the garden can be purchased from the Grocers on the Victorian Street.

  • Brilliant Beamish Museum-

    Experience amazing sights, sounds and delicious tastes as the past comes to life.  Beamish is a museum like no other, you’re stepping back into living history. Explore the huge site and discover life in the early 1800s, early 1900s and 1940s - taste traditional food from a coal-fired range, hop on board a tram or steam train, go underground in the mine and pop into the Co-op shops.  There really is something for everyone at Beamish!

  • Breakfasts, Thursday Dinner, Saturday High Tea

  • Coach travel throughout

    -  Departure from Pudsey, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Ainley Top, Wetherby

  • Escorted by Hanson Exclusives’ Tour Manager

Holiday Travel Insurance  -  We suggest that you should be adequately insured for any of our holidays. The sale of travel insurance connected to holidays is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. As we do not hold the necessary authorisation, we are unable to offer or advise on travel insurance. However, our preferred insurance brokers, Towergate, Chapman, Stevens who are specialists in the Coaching industry, will give you information on how to purchase travel insurance from them. Please ask us for details

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
Ainley Top Ainley Top - Layby in front of Cedar Court Hotel
Bradford Bradford - Drake Street
Behind Telegraph & Argus Building
Calverley Calverley - Carr Road
Outside Park Gates
Farsley Farsley - Old Road
Outside The Library
Huddersfield Huddersfield - John William Street
Opposite George Hotel
Leeds Leeds - Aire Street
By First Bus Stop
Pudsey Pudsey - Manor House Street
Behind Town Hall / Outside Wetherspoons
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