Historic Durham & Beamish Open Air Museum
5 Day Holiday - in partnership with Black's of Brechin
- Dinner, B&B
- Coach travel throughout
- Full holiday itinerary
- Guided tour
- Morning coffee and pastry
- Meal on return journey
- Welcome pack
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Durham is steeped in a thousand years of history and this fine city brings the past to life with its distinctive collection of museums and historic houses along with an eleventh century cathedral and ancient castle. A highlight will be our day at the world famous Beamish Open Air Museum for a unique insight into how lives were lived in the 1900s with authentic attractions such as the town stables, a traditional pub and a replica garage with typical vehicles from the era. We also head to old world Whitby, home to the churchyard that inspired the novel, Dracula, and to Captain Cook’s seventeenth century harbourside house where the great explorer served his apprenticeship.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. From local joining points we head south to check into the Blackwell Grange Hotel.
Day Two. After breakfast, we make our way to Durham city centre for free time to explore. Perhaps discover the impressive cathedral and imposing castle, visit the Oriental Museum which features displays from the Far East or explore medieval Crook Hall with its Jacobean drawing room, maze and gorgeous gardens.
Day Three. A holiday highlight as we experience award winning Beamish Open Air Museum. Ride the trams, visit the shops, explore the old farm, experience the pit village and colliery, go down the mine, view the schoolhouse and buy some sweets from the old fashioned shop – all of which recreate life from over a hundred years ago. An unforgettable day!
Day Four. We journey to the old world town of Whitby where you might like to follow in the footsteps of the great explorer Captain Cook.
Day Five. After breakfast, we travel home.
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