Itinerary: 10 days in the North-East and Scotland

Rokeby Park

Itinerary

We spent:

  • 2 nights in Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  • 1 night in Newcastle
  • 3 nights in Alnwick (staying at Peaseblossom Cottage, which I would recommend)
  • 4 nights in Edinburgh

SATURDAY, 28 JUNE

WHITBY  Whitby Museum 9.30-4pm
Pannett Park Whitby North Yorkshire YO21 1RE 01947 602908 www.whitbymuseum.org.uk
leave 1pm Captain Cook Memorial Museum (in harbour) – 10.45-5pm [BLOG POST]
Walker’s House Grape Lane Whitby North Yorkshire YO22 4BA 01947 601900
HOVINGHAM HALL [BLOG POST] YORK YO62 4LU – 12.30pm-4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm) – only open until 28 June – Harrogate RdA61 (20 mins from Plumpton Court) – Church Street
NUNNINGTON HALL [BLOG POST]
Nunnington, YO62 5UY [BLOG POST]

MAP OF WHITBY : http://www.robertgoodwill.co.uk/sites/www.robertgoodwill.co.uk/files/whitby-map-a4.pdf

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SUNDAY, 29 JUNE

Helmsley (Castle), Thirsk & Ripon
MARKENFIELD HALL- [BLOG POST]
http://www.markenfield.com/visiting/open-days/ (2-5pm – also open 29th – right of Ripon) HG4 3AD – off A61
NORTON CONYERS
 [BLOG POST]

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MONDAY, 30 JUNE: DRIVE TO NEWCASTLE

DURHAM
BOWES MUSEUM- [BLOG POST]
DL12 8NP (Newgate) (10am-5pm but swan at 2pm)
ROKEBY PARK –  [BLOG POST] DL12 9RZ (5 mins from Bowes Museum) – 2-5pm – (Mortham Lane)

TUESDAY, 1 JULY : DRIVE TO ALNWICK VIA NEWCASLTE

NEWCASTLE (LEAVE 12PM-2PM) Bessie Surtees’ House [BLOG POST]
  Cross the Millennium Bridge and check out the Baltic art gallery (or just have a drink in the bar at the top – great views over all the bridges on the Tyne…)
CRAGSIDE – [BLOG POST]
NE65 7PX – house open 1-5pm – 1 hour from Newcastle

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WEDNESDAY, 2 JULY (ALNWICK)

FLOORS CASTLE –[NO BLOG POST] http://www.hha.org.uk/Property/1501/Floors-Castle – Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, Roxburghshire and for the SatNav please enter postcode TD5 7SF Roxburgh Street – 10.30-5pm – http://www.roxburghe.net/castle/floors-castle-prices (1hr 10 from Alnwick)
CAROLSIDE – [BLOG POST] http://www.hha.org.uk/Property/2653/Carolside (only open weds?) 11am-5pm Earlston, Lauder Road, Berwickshire, ,TD46AL (25 mins from Floors Castle) (1hr 30 fromAlnwick)
CHILLINGHAM CASTLE[BLOG POST] NE66 5NJ (North Terrace) – http://www.chillingham-castle.com/Index.asp-12-5pm | NOT OPEN SATURDAYS | By Car: Clearly marked from the Alnwick/Berwick A1. Ignore first sign Chillingham/North Charlton and take Chatton/Wooler road a few hundred yards north of Purdy Lodge/Bamburgh turn. At night, follow signs at Chillingham Village to Wild Cattle/castle side entrance. Clearly marked from the Newcastle/Wooler A697 (nearer to Wooler and also marked from Wooler). Short cut from Alnwick to Chatton, take Wooler road from Alnwick.

 

THURSDAY, 3 JULY (ALNWICK)

ALNWICK CASTLE & GARDENS – [BLOG POST] 10am-5.30pm (last admission 4.15pm)
LONGHOUGHTON BEACH http://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/north-east-england/northumberland/longhoughton-steel.htm

 

FRIDAY, 4 JULY: DRIVE TO SCOTLAND

PAXTON HOUSE (1 hr 10 mins) –
[BLOG POST]
http://paxtonhouse.co.uk/your-visit-opening-timesBerwick Upon Tweed (1st tour 11am) grounds open 10am | House: 11am – 5pm (last tour 3.30pm) Access to the House is by guided tour only.Shop & Tearoom: 10am – 5pm | Grounds & Gardens: 10am – Sunset

Tour Times: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm, and 3.30pm (during peak periods additional tour times are available)

Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1SZ (B6460/Canes Close)

MELLERSTAIN HOUSE [BLOG POST]
Gordon Borders TD36LG01573 410225 www.mellerstain.com HHA Free/Reduced with Art Fund | House: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 12.30pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm) | (40 mins) – off A6089
Gardens & Coffee Shop:   11.30am – 5pm | House &HHA, ASVA and National Art Pass accepted on presentation of membership card.

No photography or video cameras in the house.

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 SATURDAY, 5 JULY

**HOPETOUN HOUSE – [BLOG POST]
10.30am-5pm
South Queensferry, EH30 9SL (Lime Avenue)
EDINBURGH (NCP parking Castle Terrace EH1 2EW)
NTS GEORGIAN HOUSE 10am-6pm – Charlotte Square. [BLOG POST]
NTS GLADSTONE’S LAND  [BLOG POST]
Undergrounds streets ? http://www.realmarykingsclose.com/about-mary-kings-close/about-the-close.aspx

 

SUNDAY, 6 JULY 2014

 

MONDAY, 7 JULY 2014

DUMFRIES HOUSE
(11am tour) – [BLOG POST]
Arrive 15 mins before (offA70) – StationAvenueSAT NAV: Use postcodeCumnock,KA182NJThe arrival point is on the south side of the estate off the A70 Cumnock to Ayr road. Brown tourist road signs are situated locally. http://www.dumfries-house.org.uk/visitors/how-to-find-us/
DRUMLANRIG HOUSE – [BLOG POST]
45 mins from Dumfries House Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway DG34AQ – off A76 – signposted from the M74 (J14 southbound) and A702 at Abington and Elvanfoot. – See more at: http://www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk Tel: 01848 331 5551 May – 31 August 2014 daily 11am – 4pm (last entry)

Guided Castle tours start approximately every 20 minutes during the peak summer season.

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One thought on “Itinerary: 10 days in the North-East and Scotland

  1. Enjoy Scone. It’s a lovely castle filled with history and you’ll see the famous portrait of the first earl of Mansfield’s two great-nieces – Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Belle.

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