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The beauty of the Durham Dales offers a nice contrast with the historic town. This scenic region with its renowned castles and museums has a lot to offer, no matter what time of year you visit.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee on arrival

  • Admission to Beamish Open-Air Museum

  • Admission to Bowes Museum

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Departing in the morning, we travel northeast to the hotel where tea and coffee will be served on arrival.

Day 2

Beamish Open-Air Museum
Today we visit the famous 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, go down the mine, old fashioned sweet shop, working farm, steam locomotives and much more.

Day 3

City of Durham
This morning we 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. We can explore the city with its labyrinth of little streets and alleyways, or you may fancy a stroll by the river.

Day 4

Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum
We begin our day with a drive to the market town of Barnard Castle, known as 'Barny' to the locals. You can see where Dickens immortalised 'Dothboys Hall', take a look at Cromwell's refuge, browse the antique shops or visit the Castle itself (entrance not included). Then visit Bowes Museum, just outside the town. It is a majestic French-style chateau, opened in 1892 and will amaze you with its superb collection including the beautiful Silver Swan which will majestically swoop down to collect the silver fish, a feat of mechanical engineering and a sheer delight to watch.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way back home.

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4* The Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham

The Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham, is surrounded by landscaped gardens and woodland. It is a stunning Jacobean House offering a traditional atmosphere with a modern twist. All of the rooms have been beautifully furnished with modern fixtures and fittings. With premium mattresses and bedding, surrounded by the quiet seclusion of the Durham Countryside, you're guaranteed a good night’s sleep at Redworth Hall Hotel.

• En-suite facilities • Flat Screen TV with access to Freeview channels • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Swimming pool • Gym • Spa pool • Steam room • Solarium • Lift •

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