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Historic Durham And Beamish

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Historic Durham and Beamish

  • History comes to life at the Beamish Open Air Museum

  • Visit the historic city of Durham where the cathedral towers over the cobbled streets

  • Enjoy the idyllic English themed gardens at Crook Hall

  • Discover ancient Barnard Castle

The beautiful city of Durham, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the jewel in the crown of an extraordinary county. The city’s Castle and Cathedral are almost 1000 years old and are the perfect place to discover the long history of Durham.

We will also enjoy the museums at Shildon and Beamish with different aspects of the industrial history of the North East on show. So come away with us and discover what the magical North East corner of England has to offer.

PRICE FROM ? £254 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1:

Leaving this morning you’ll travel to Rushyford by luxury coach. All of our coaches feature onboard Wi-Fi, our Roadshow entertainment system and more spacious legroom than many short-haul airlines. After check-in and time to settle into your room, come down to the hotel’s restaurant for a delicious three-course meal. (Dinner)

Days 2 - 4:

We spend the next three days in Rushyford, with three included excursions to discover the beauty and heritage of the North East.

We visit stunning Durham, one of the countries most important and historic cities, with thousands of years worth of people and stories to discover at the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Cathedral and Castle. We will also visit Crook Hall, a 14th century Grade I listed house in the city.

We will also discover more of the industrial history of the region at the museums at Beamish and Shildon Railway Museum. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5:

It’s our last day! After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we’ll travel home. Why not start planning your next Shearings break or order a brochure through the Roadshow entertainment system? (Breakfast)

Eden Arms Hotel

Set in the heart of County Durham the facilities at the Eden Arms Hotel include en suite accommodation, a leisure club and fully equipped conference and banqueting facilities. Dining is available in our bar lounge and Binchesters Restaurant, which serves a wide variety of dishes throughout the day. From light lunches in the bar, to bistro style cuisine in the restaurant you're sure to enjoy a most memorable meal. During your stay you can enjoy free use of the leisure club with its fully equipped gym, indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, spa. The hotel also provides excellent wedding and conference facilities, making the Eden Arms the perfect location for both your business or leisure break.

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Half Day Shildon Railway Museum - Included

A place where the past comes to life, a trip to the National Railway Museum at Shildon is a celebration of locomotion.

Full Day Beamish Open Air Museum - Included

Full Day excursion to the superb Beamish Open Air Museum, a unique living museum depicting life in Northern England in the early 1900s.

Full Day Durham and Crook Hall - Included

Full day excursion to the historic city of Durham whose dramatic skyline is dominated by the stunning cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. We go on to Crook Hall, a medieval manor house with stylish cottage gardens.

Half Day: Barnard Castle - Included

Jaunt to the quaint and historical market town of Barnard Castle, whose thirteenth century fortified walls still survive today.

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