Sail up England's east coast from Essex to Edinburgh, stopping off in the classic seaside town of Whitby and buzzing Newcastle
Tradewind's Golden Horizon is the World's largest square-rigged
sailing vessel. Powered by the prevailing winds for at least 70 per
cent of the year she has sustainability at her heart as well as the
outstanding food, cabins and service levels expected of a five-star
Sailing from Harwich, we'll spend a day at sea before arriving
in bustling Whitby, Yorkshire. Home to a busy commercial port also
used for fishing, the town is brimming with great seafood.
Traditional fish and chips rarely gets better than in Whitby. Tour
the ruined seventh-century Whitby Abbey before heading along the
coast to quaint Robin Hood's Bay, or head inland and hike through
the North York Moors National Park.
Our next stop is Newcastle, an enthralling city with an
industrial past that today has a thriving art scene in its small
galleries and a host of brilliant restaurants. From here, you might
head into the small, attractive town of Corbridge to shop in its
boutiques and visit the ruined Roman town that sits on Hadrian's
Wall - the frontier of the Roman Empire in then Brittania.
At Berwick-upon-Tweed, right by the Scottish border, you could
scale the ruins of its castle or enjoy some beach time on the
nearby sandy swathes, before we end our voyage in Leith - the
gateway to Edinburgh. Make time to visit the castle and medieval
Royal Mile, and don't miss out on a taste of classic Scottish neeps
and tatties in one of the old fashioned pubs.
Your home throughout will be the luxurious Golden Horizon, a
near replica of a 1913-built ocean-faring ship, which combines the
charm and romance of a classical vessel, with the food and service
you expect of a modern ship.