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‘Round Britain Tour; East Coast Sailing

  • Vessel: Bessie Ellen
  • Where: UK
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Embark: Aberdeen, Scotland - 17 June 2024, 12:00
  • Disembark: Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 June 2024, 10:00

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Explore the UK’s East Coast like never before as you sail from Aberdeen to Holy Island and finish in Newcastle.

Join Bessie Ellen as she spends her 2024 season sailing around the British Isles to celebrate 120 years of heritage sailing. Built-in 1904 and meticulously restored, Bessie Ellen is a testament to the golden age of maritime exploration, brimming with captivating tales from the past. 

Split into fourteen legs, she will encompass the landscapes and seafaring heritage of the UK, from the enchanting coasts of Cornwall to the rugged shores of Wales and Scotland, including the mystical Orkney Islands and back down the East Coast. As part of this magnificent journey, she will also celebrate the esteemed French maritime festival of Brest before returning to Cornwall and the breathtaking Isles of Scilly.

This sailing leg is from the Scottish city of Aberdeen, down the East coast to finish in the port city of Newcastle with a hands-on sailing experience, immersing yourself into the rich maritime experience of a bygone era. This leg covers the most nautical miles so there will be longer periods under sail. Learn about the history of the boat, take the helm, hoist the sails with traditional rope work and enjoy some simple celestial navigation. Visit the fascinating Holy Island along the way.

  • Leg 7
  • Traditional Tall ship Sailing
  • 120th-anniversary tour
  • Fully Skippered
  • Friendly Crew
  • Longer sailing hours
  • Great for solo travellers
  • Full Board
  • 590 nautical miles

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