Top 5 Places To Visit In The North East This Bank Holiday Weekend

Top 5 places to visit in the North East by Pulman

With a heatwave expected this August bank holiday weekend, there’s never been a better time to get out and about around the North East in your car!

We’ve rounded up the top hot spots to drive to across the North East below, why not browse through them and see if there’s somewhere you could visit this weekend!

Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument, officially named The Earl of Durham’s Monument, is located between Washington & Houghton-le-Spring and sits on top of Penshaw Hill. It was first built in 1844 and provides fantastic views across Wearside and County Durham! There are a number of steps leading up to the monument but it’s definitely worth the climb!

If you’re not afraid of heights, every weekend and bank holiday between 6th April and 29th September 2019, you can take a tour to the top of the monument via a spiral staircase to see further views across the North East!

Penshaw Monument

 

As well as the Penshaw Monument there are many walks around the area; from the surrounding woodland to Herrington Park which is just across the road. There’s a large lake which sometimes has boat races and is occupied by swans and other wildlife. There’s also a playpark (usually with an ice-cream van) and café with plenty of parking too!

Whitley Bay

On a warm summer’s day there’s nothing better than visiting the beach! Whitley Bay is situated in the borough of North Tyneside in Tyne and Wear and has a fantastic beach with quirky surrounding cafes, shops and pubs! There’s plenty to do in Whitley Bay, our top recommendations to visit are Spanish City, Seaton Delaval Hall and St Mary’s Lighthouse.

St Mary’s Lighthouse is just north of Whitley Bay and is accessible when the tide is low by a short concrete causeway. Once on the ‘part-time’ island, you can climb the 137 steps to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular views along the North East coast. However, if you’re unable to climb the steps there is a video facility which allows you to experience the same views from the ground level. It should be noted that the island is only open between certain times due to the tide times, you can find the times here.

St Mary's lighthouse at Whitley bay

 

As well as the locations above, there are many fantastic beaches along the North East coastline like Seaburn in Sunderland and Seaham which is a little further south in County Durham.

Holy Island

Another tidal island, similar to St Mary’s Lighthouse but of a much larger scale, is Holy Island based a mile off the mainland Northumberland in the North Sea. The island consists of Lindisfarne Castle, a couple of pubs which offer fantastic meals and numerous walking routes around the island. The Gertrude Jekyll garden is a must too; it was crowned garden of the year by Countryfile Magazine in 2019, you’ll see why if you visit it! There are certain crossing times to visit Holy Island, you can find the 2019 times here.

Holy Island

Durham City

Visiting Durham City is never a dull day out, there’s so much for the full family to do! If you like walking there are plenty of routes along the river and the surrounding woodlands. If you like to shop there are many high street shops as well as original one-off shops. There is a huge range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, many offering delicious food. When visiting Durham there are certain attractions which are must to visit!

Durham Cathedral is in the city centre of Durham and is one of the great buildings of Europe, it’s not hard to see why once you visit! From the structure to the stain glass windows, it’s a must to view the Rose Window which casts colourful sunlight on the Cathedral’s floor (if the sun is shining). There are many places within the Cathedral to visit and you can also climb the tower to view the historic city of Durham and the surrounding countryside!

Durham City and Cathedral

 

The Botanic Gardens is located in the southern outskirts of Durham city and is set in 25 acres of mature woodlands! Inside the botanical gardens there are a number of gardens to visit including the Alpine, Winter and Woodland gardens as well as the Bamboo Grove and wild flower meadow! The gardens are perfect for families to take picnics along and to relax in the sunshine!  

Corbridge

Corbridge is a beautiful village based in Northumberland, just 16 miles from Newcastle and is a fantastic drive to get to! Corbridge is well-known for hosting many annual events in the centre surrounded by the unique shops and pubs as well as the local farm shops selling local meats. A must if you visit Corbridge is the Corbridge Roman Town Hadrian’s Wall where you can walk the old Roman streets, explore the museum and discover the Corbridge Hoard!

Hadrian's Wall

 

As well as the hot spots listed above, there are many fantastic locations across the North East from beaches and woodlands to countryside and shopping centres! We nearly forgot to mention the Pulman Extravaganza event which ends on Monday 26th August 2019 at all of our Volkswagen, SKODA and SEAT branches across Durham and Sunderland! During the event we are offering fantastic offers across the new and used car ranges, plus when you order your new car during the event you have a choice of four Pulman Perks! Find out more about the event here.

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Pulman Extravaganza Event

The Pulman Extravaganza is now back at Pulman between 17th and 26th August 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the Pulman Extravaganza is back in town for 10 days only presented by the one and only Pierre!

Pierre will be sharing with you all, 10 days of mesmerising offers across the new and used car range including hundreds, if not thousands of pounds worth of savings! If that’s not enough, a fantastic range of deposit contributions will be available with PCP finance!

During the Pulman Extravaganza Event receive 10 days of fantastic offers across the new and used car range!

 

Plus, the fun doesn’t stop there! If you order your new or used car during the Pulman Extravaganza Event, you can choose one of four Pulman Perks! “What are they?” I hear you ask, well let’s start with Pulman Perk 1; if you love TV, box sets and films then the 12 months Netflix subscription may be the perk for you! Pulman Perk 2 is all about the music and podcasts with a 12 months Spotify subscription! You may prefer dining out so a £100 Mitchells & Butlers dining out pre-paid card which is our Pulman Perk 3 may be the choice to your heart’s content, we mean who doesn’t enjoy a fantastic meal in some of Britain’s best loved restaurants? With the Pulman Perk 4 you can add that extra personalisation to your car with a £100 worth of Pulman Accessories! Accessories range from mats and safety accessories to cooler bags and vintage miniature car models.

Purchase your new or used car during the Pulman Extravaganza Event and choose a Pulman Perk!

 

As Pierre is only visiting Pulman for 10 days this year, he has also decided to offer our social media followers a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher, he’s being very kind to you all! Every day from the 17th to 26th August he’ll be sharing a clue to find a surprise Pulman Perk box on our websites, which could be on any of our three Pulman websites; Pulman Volkswagen, Pulman SKODA or Pulman SEAT. If you want to be in with a chance to win the £100 Amazon voucher, make sure you’re following all of our social channels!

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So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this fascinating event full of fantastic offers, perks and prizes and head to your local Pulman branch! Once Pierre is packed up and ready to move to the next town, he’ll not be back for a while!
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Pulman Are Proud To Sponsor Local Golf Team, Northumberland Seniors

Pulman are proud sponsors of local Northumberland Golf Seniors

At Pulman we are always honoured to support local sports teams and charities. Our latest sponsorship is with Northumberland Seniors Golf Team. Our latest press release gives an insight into what it’s like to play for a fantastic team…

History

In 1974 the initial Individual Seniors Championship was held and won by J H Moorhouse from Gosforth Golf Club; from this year forward the Northumberland Seniors team was born! In the beginning the team was initially set up on an informal basis with matches against other Northern Counties (Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Yorkshire). However, in 2011 a full structured programme of league matches was put in place to run from May through to August each year.

The Team

In total there is a team of 12 players who represent the county in the Northern League. The 12 players are selected for each match by a committee of 5 and are selected based on current form and availability for the match days. So far in the 2019 season, 18 players have been selected for the first four matches.

The Northumberland Seniors group is open for players over the age of 55. Through a typical season the Northumberland Seniors team have in excess of 60 golfers with a range of golfing abilities throughout. During the winter months the group participate in friendly get-togethers, fundraising events and not to forget the County Championship! 

In order to gain increased intertest for the Northumberland Union Golf Club Seniors, 4 extra tournaments have been added which allows the club to run a season-long order of merit which helps to assist in the selection process.

Pulman are proud sponsors of local Northumberland Golf Seniors team

2019 Plans

This season the main focus is on the Northern Counties League with home matches against Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire and away games against Durham and Cumbria.

The formal Northern Counties Championship takes place in September at Garforth, where each county has a team of 6 players trying to qualify for the National Finals this Autumn. Colin Brown from Morpeth Golf Club qualifies to represent Northumberland in the County Champion of Champions in September after he won the Northern Seniors’ Individual Championship on 17th July shooting the best score out of the 43 entrants!

The sponsorship from Pulman helps towards the running costs of the Northumberland Seniors which allows the team to focus on their role of playing, winning and of course enjoying golf matches!

If you want to keep up with the latest fixtures and results from the Northumberland Seniors Golf League, click here and we wish the Northumberland Seniors a successful season!