County Durham & The Beamish Museum - Mon 29th July 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: P0BF7K
Located in the heart of North East England, Durham City is a historic jewel at the heart of the region and the proud capital of County Durham. The city is looped by the River Wear which encircles the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durham Cathedral and Castle. The county has many attractions including the award winning Beamish Museum which explores the mining &
industrial heritage of the region.
To the west, the Durham Dales is made up of Teesdale and Weardale and is a peaceful, rich and varied landscape of moors, hills and valleys dotted with picturesque villages and market towns including the charming town of Barnard Castle and the amazing Bowes Museum. A marvellous destination for a lovely holiday.
Collected from your home around 7.00am by our service, we have refreshment stops as required before arriving at the hotel early evening.
In the morning we will arrange for a walking tour of the city centre which is around a 10/15 minute walk away from the hotel. Followed by a day at leisure and plenty of time to explore this Heritage city. And there is much to see - Durham Cathedral is a breathtaking example of Romanesque architecture and one of the finest Norman buildings in the world. Close by stands Durham Castle – which is now part of the University. Durham has a lovely atmosphere – wonderful cobbled streets, lined by interesting shops, plenty of coffee shops and a network of riverside walks.
A superb day today as we are joined by our local guide for an enjoyable commentary as we travel through dramatic scenery. We head for the town of Barnard Castle and visit Bowes Museum (included). This remarkable French Chateau style building is quite a shock to see in Northern Britain – absolutely stunning with a highly regarded collection of European art. From here we
continue for a tour of the wonderful Durham Dales. A memorable day out.
Excursion to the award-winning Beamish Living Museum. Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Always a really popular destination with our customers (Entrance included)
Sadly we depart the hotel after breakfast and journey home with refreshment stops on route. Returning to the local area around 6.00pm - returned to your home by our service.
Meal plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
4* Radisson Blu Hotel
This quality, sleek modern hotel is located on the river front in the city centre with views over the city and high levels of accommodation, facilities and service. Collage Restaurant enjoys lovely views over the city and offers a delicious array of British dishes for dinner – 3 courses with a choice of menu. In the morning, enjoy the Super Breakfast Buffet, an extensive selection of hot and cold items to start the day. Unwind at the Pace Health Club & LimeHouse Spa in the hotel which offers a large indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and a range of treatments.
The stylish spacious bedrooms all have flat-screen plasma television with satellite channels, Free Wi Fi, tea/coffee facilites, iron and lovely ensuite bathrooms. Lifts to all floors.
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