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Durham Historic Weekend

Durham - Bowes Museum

4* Radison Blu Hotel, Durham. Beningbrough Hall, Open Air Beamish Museum, Durham Dales, Bowes Museum and Harrogate

Durham Historic Weekend


We stay at the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham. Visit Beningbrough Hall and Gardens and the open air Beamish Museum, which tells the story of life in the North East during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. We enjoy a journey through the Durham dales with stops at the pretty village of Blanchard and the town of Barnard Castle before visiting the Bowes Museum a spectacular French-style Chateau with ornate garden.




Friday 23 July 2021

4 Days

£395 per person sharing a twin/double room

£70 single supplement

NT Member Discount £10

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £10 for the duration of the tour



Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

Admission to Beamish Museum

Admission to Bowes Museum




Friday 23 July

Departing the local area we make our way to Beningbrough Hall and Gardens(NT). Surrounded by parkland, with riverside and woodland walks on all sides, the view of the hall as you turn on to the long drive evokes images of an intriguing past. From the wealthy teenager who inherited it, to the hall’s use as an RAF billet, Beningbrough has been shaped for more than 300 years by the people who lived there. We arrive at the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel Durham with of time to settle in before dinner.


Saturday 24 July

Today we visit the open air Beamish Museum, which tells the story of life in the North East during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s, all set within 300 acres of beautiful countryside. Experience life in the 1820s at Pockerley, explore a 1900s town and see how families lived and worked in the years leading up to the First World War. Visit the Colliery & Pit village and discover how life was on the home front during the Second World War on the Farm with Land Girls and the Home Guard.

D, B

Sunday 25 July

After a leisurely breakfast we enjoy a trip through the stunning Durham Dales, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, passing through the pretty village of Blanchland, and across the Pennines to the town of Barnard Castle. 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.

D, B

Monday 26 July

Departing after a leisurely breakfast we travel home with a stop on route at the lovely Yorkshire town of Harrogate. We arrive back early evening.


D=Dinner, B=Breakfast

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

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
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
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 Mountfit Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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