People across the North East are being offered extra, greener, transport options for summer days out with special services from local bus company Arriva.
Day trips to the seaside from Tyneside include the North Yorkshire resorts of Whitby and Scarborough as well as the Northumberland coast and castles served by Arriva’s regular services.
This summer Arriva North East is running a number of special services to some of the region’s top tourist attractions. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, people can enjoy a day out on the 714 service to visit Kielder, to watch ospreys or take part in other outdoor activities.
For a taste of the region’s cultural heritage, service 508 takes people from Tyneside to Belsay Hall, National Trust properties at Wallington Hall and Cragside and the picturesque town of Rothbury.
Arriva North East commercial manager, Mark Ellis, said: “if you fancy a day out with a difference then why not enjoy a trip to Kielder, Wallington Hall or Cragside by bus. The services are free to concessionary pass holders and a Family Ticket for a group of up to five is only £11, so it’s great value too.
“Some of the historic houses we visit can be tricky to get to, but our services 714 and 508 make it easy by taking you to the main entrances. There’s some great scenery to enjoy on both routes, so leave the car at home, help the environment and give the bus a try.
“If you’re a National Trust member then you can also visit Seaton Delaval Hall on our X4 service from Newcastle or Blyth which runs seven days a week.”
The company is also running buses from Newcastle, Gateshead and Heworth to Whitby and Scarborough every Saturday and Sunday too and prices are only £10 for Adults and £5 for Children. The service will also run daily during the School summer holidays.
Full details on all the services can be obtained from www.arrivabus.co.uk or from Traveline on 0871 200 2233.