Durham Christmas Market & Beamish
Festive UK 2024 - 2 Days
Step into Christmas on this unforgettable two-day break to beautiful Durham! Packed with dozens of quaint stalls winding their way between the historic cathedral and castle, the city’s Christmas market is an enchanting way to spend an afternoon. Wander beneath a spellbinding blanket of fairy lights, hear the carol singers’ lovely jingling, ring-ting-tingling tunes and browse for handmade gifts with a seasonal treat in hand. The next day we have the chance to discover Beamish, the open-air living museum of the North, all dressed up for the yuletide season.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return coach travel
- Overnight stay at a selected hotel (JG2 or JG3 rating) with breakfast
- En-route visits to Durham Christmas Market & Beamish
From a morning pickup in your local area, we travel to the picturesque city of Durham and its traditional Christmas market. Browse the wide range of Christmas gifts, sample some festive food and drink and take in the wonderful seasonal atmosphere. There’s also time to enjoy dinner at leisure in Durham before we continue to the hotel for our overnight stay.
We head to the ever-popular living museum of Beamish, where we experience the magic of Christmas from different points in British history. Discover the seasonal sights, smells and tastes of Christmas past as we experience Victorian festive traditions or browse homemade gifts from the Home Front. Take a step back in time as we meet costumed characters at the 1940s farm and early 20th-century Pit Village, and enjoy catching a tram through The Town; a typical market town from the years leading up to the First World War. We rejoin the coach in the afternoon for our journey home.
The heritage city of Durham is a real gem in the North East and a great place to visit all year round.
Overlooked by its World Heritage Castle and spectacular Cathedral, the city is a magnificent place, steeped in history and culture as well as a vibrant shopping destination.
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JG2 or JG3 rating
We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel (JG2 or JG3 rating). The comfortable rooms are en-suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.
Hotel accessibility information
Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are clean and well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and may have tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited but efficient.
Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.Back to top