County Durham’S Cathedral, Castle And Beamish
5 day tour AW2125The beauty of the Durham Dales offers a nice contrast with stunning Beamish and historic Durham, including Bowes Museum, home of the famous ‘Silver Swan’.
PRICE FROM ? £439 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryItineraryDay 1 Morning departure for the journey to the northeast and the hotel for a four night stay.
Day 2 Today you will visit the market town of Barnard Castle. Known as ‘Barny’ to the locals. You will have time to explore the town and obtain some lunch. You can see where Dicken’s Nicholas Nickleby immortalised ‘Dothboys Hall’, take a look at Cromwell’s refuge, browse round the antique shops or visit the castle itself, high above the Tees. In the afternoon you will visit Bowes Museum, one of County Durham’s biggest surprises. Housed in a majestic French-style chateau which will amaze you with its superb collection including the amazing and beautiful musical automaton Silver Swan.
Day 3 Travel to Beamish – North of England Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the North East in the 1800’s and 1900’s. Attractions include restored tram and replica bus rides, authentic town street, colliery village, old fashioned sweet shop, working farm, a trip down a coal mine and much much more.
Day 4 This morning you will travel to the ancient and historic city of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral and Castle, high above the River Wear. You have the day to explore the city with its labyrinth of little streets and alleyways, or you may want a stroll by the river.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
Included in costIncluded in cost
- Coach travel
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- tea/coffee on arrival
- entrance to Bowes Museum
- entrance to Beamish
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Your Holiday Hotel Blackwell Grange HotelThe recently refurbished hotel is a stunning 17th Century mansion, which enjoys an enviable setting in the beautiful County Durham countryside, nestled in wooded parkland near Darlington.
All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, radio, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, toiletries, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift bar, lounge, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, spa pool, solarium, sauna and a gym.
Single room supplement £60
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