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Lundgren Tours Viking Themed Tour of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh
Sunday 20 February 2022 at 8am - 7:40pm

Lundgren Tours Viking Themed Tour of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh

Lindisfarne and Bamburgh, Northumberland

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£43.00 (Give it a Go)
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There's only one way to experience these historic sites in Northumberland...and that's with our partners Lundgren Tours through the eyes of the Vikings!

So why exactly is Lindisfarne known as ‘Holy Island’? Well not only is it the birth place of the Christian Faith for England, but the monks who resided here well over 1000 years ago, were responsible for creating a lasting legacy that has resulted in the majority of the UK following the Christian Faith. The ancient monastery attracted a lot of wealth and attention and it was this that led to the island being visited by some of the most pioneering warriors of their time, The Vikings. The first viking raid to the UK took place in AD 793 on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. They came back less than hundred years later as part of their quest to conquer all of the UK. Come explore one of the most beautiful areas of Northern England with Ragnar Lundgren as we show you some of the island’s most fascinating stories as well as taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. On an island that can only be reached twice a day along a tidal causeway, we must try not to get stranded!!! Then onwards to Bamburgh Castle (the real Bebbanburg) for a Castle Grounds Tour and vantage point for some fantastic coastal scenery.

Tour Itinerary:

08:00

Depart from The Great North Museum: Hancock lay-by, Barras Bridge NE2 4PT

08:10

Depart from Northumbria University Business School car park nr Sainsbury's, Falconar Street, NE2 1UY

09:50

Arrive on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Coach Park - TD15 2SX)

10:00

Tour of the Island including stories surrounding St Aidan, St Cuthbert and the Viking Raid, a look around St Mary’s Parish Church, Lindisfarne Priory, St Cuthbert’s Isle and the Observatory Tower

12:45

Lunch & Free Time

13:30

Walk to Lindisfarne Castle and return + time for refreshments

14:30

Re-group for departure from Holy Island Coach Park

14:45

Depart Holy Island Coach Park TD15 2SX

15:15

Arrive at Bamburgh Castle - Coach Park, Links Road NE69 7BJ

15:30

Explanation of Grace Darling Heroine, Uhtred The Bold of Bebbanburg, The Armstrong Family from the ramparts of the castle + Castle Grounds Entry

17:00

Free time to explore Bamburgh

17:45

Re-group for coach departure from Bamburgh Castle Coach Park

18:00

Depart from Bamburgh Castle Coach Park NE69 7BJ

19:40

Set-down at the same Newcastle Pickup Locations

This trip is operated through partners Lundgren Tours - your name and email address from your booking form will be passed on to confrm your booking.

Our primary concern with any activity is to ensure it's safe, so that all students can enjoy and have the best possible experience. In order for us to ensure we reduce the inherent risks involved with activities, we ask everyone to read and understand the NUSU Activities Health and Safety Document. Our risk assessments play a fundamental role in ensuring that we take into consideration all the needs of our participants, therefore please let us know of any disabilities or presenting issues ahead of the activity.

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Finishes at 19:40