Durham and the Historic North East

Durham and the Historic North East

4* Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham & the Historic North East. Crook Hall, Beamish Living Museum, Bowes Museum

Sunday 3 June

Departing the local area we travel north with a stop on route at the lovely Yorkshire town of Harrogate, before arriving at the 4* Redworth Hall Hotel, a Jacobean Manor House situated in 26 acres of grounds.


Monday 4 June

This morning we visit Crook Hall, a beautiful Grade 1 listed medieval manor house and explore its gardens, described by Alan Titchmarsh as a “tapestry of colourful blooms”. This afternoon discover the captivating medieval city of Durham, the jewel in the crown of an extraordinary county and a wonderful place to explore with ancient winding streets packed with history, culture and stunning architecture, including the magnificent Norman Castle and Cathedral.


Tuesday 5 June

Take a step back in time at the Beamish Living Museum, where the past is brought vividly to life.  Nestling in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, visit Pockerley with its stunning manor house and railway, and take a tram ride through a real Edwardian market town with its beautifully rebuilt houses and shops.  You can also visit Home Farm, wander around the Pit village and enjoy a ride on an old carousel.


Wednesday 6 June

Enjoy a trip through the stunning Durham Dales, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, passing through the pretty village of Blanchland, and across the Pennines to the town of Barnard Castle with its popular Wednesday market. After lunch we visit the renowned Bowes Museum, a spectacular French-style Chateau with ornate gardens housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.


Thursday 7 June

On our final day we will take a morning stop in the pretty town of Thirsk, ever famous as home to the real James Herriott, before continuing our journey home.


£465 per person sharing a twin/double room

£80 single supplement (double/twin room for sole occupancy)

Home to home pick up/set down from £25


Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Crook Hall

Admission to Beamish Living Museum

Admission to the Bowes Museum

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Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Melbourn Car Park N MELBOURN High St Opp Car Park
Vicarage Close Bus Stop
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Royston Melbourn Rd N ROYSTON Green St Bus stop
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfitchet N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K

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