Join us on our weekend tour to the historic city of Durham and enjoy one of the most exciting visual and architectural experiences in England. We explore Durham’s Christmas Festival with colourful markets and street entertainment and make a visit to the famous Beamish North of England Museum.
Overlooking the River Wear right in the city centre, the 4 star Radisson Blu hotel is in an ideal location to wander into the city for day of exploration. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Our door to door service takes you to join the Club Class coach for the drive north to make a stop for lunch in elegant Harrogate, then on to Durham to check into our hotel with time to settle in before dinner.
Today, walk the short distance into the City of Durham and a day of Christmas excitement. The great loop of the River Wear’s wooded gorge provides a natural backdrop to its massive cathedral and castle. Downhill from the Castle you can trace Durham’s mediaeval layout as you thread through the narrow winding streets and snickets. There is a wide range of shops and the traditional Victorian indoor market will be augmented by traditional stalls, street theatre, jugglers and Victorian clad peddlers selling their wares. Away from the bustle you can stroll along wooded riverbanks offering a peaceful retreat below the peeling Cathedral bells.
What better way to count down to Christmas than by visiting the winter wonderland at nearby Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. Experience Christmas from days gone by, Stroll around Town Street, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall. Lots of opportunity to obtain a drink and a bite to eat before returning to our hotel.
A leisurely breakfast before setting off for our return journey. We travel by way of the scenic North York Moors National Park before arriving in our home area late afternoon.
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