You’ll be staying in a quaint Edwardian mansion, where history takes a modern twist. The area is known for its inspiring architecture, picturesque parks and its immersive Viking history. Join us and make new friends as we delve into the rich Northumberland culture, visiting museums, galleries and local art exhibitions.
Our trips are hand-selected for those that wish to travel independently, with the added support of a friendly group of likeminded people and a dedicated Tour Leader.
Surrounded by quaint towns and villages, Slaley has its own unique charm. Located just outside of Hexham, it offers a wealth of country activities from golfing and quad biking, to kayak trips along the coastline to horseback riding along sandy beaches. The region also hosts a number of eclectic festivals and cultural events, alongside fine dining experiences to impress the most passionate of foodies. For those looking to unwind and relax after a long day exploring the region has some acclaimed country pubs serving local ales and local produce next to a roaring fire.
You’ll be staying at the luxurious Slaley Hotel, which is situated within 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland and forest so you’ll need your walking boots and camera. This is a grand hotel and the interior is as dramatic as the views outside. The stunning scenery and excellent spa facilities and indoor pool available make this the perfect destination to unwind and recharge your batteries. At the end of the day, why not enjoy a delicious dinner or evening tipple with your Solo Breaks companions at the hotel’s Claret Jug restaurant or 19th Bar.
The hotel is well located to numerous historical attractions such as Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle & the Cradle of Christianity. Your Tour Guide will run a tour of popular attractions for those that want to take part.
This relaxing break can give you a rest from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The picturesque countryside surrounding Slaley Hall Hotel offers the perfect backdrop for an evening stroll.
It wouldn’t be a Solo Breaks trip without the chance to meet some great people. We travel in small groups, so you all get the chance to get to know each other. Head home with a wealth of memories, some new friends and plenty of stories to tell!
Before you travel, there will be an opportunity to get to know fellow Solo Breaks travellers on a Zoom call. We’ll also invite you to a group WhatsApp where we can discuss car share and transport arrangements.
Your host, Steve, will be on hand at all times to answer any questions you have.
Meet your host, Steve
Steve is a fun and lively people-pleaser. He enjoys getting to know all of his guests, and ensuring they get to do the activities that they enjoy.
Steve knows this area like the back of his hand, so his expertise will ensure you see the best this region has to offer in the time that you’re there.