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Durham's Living Past

Durham's Living Past

History lovers can experience some of Durham's amazing heritage on this tour as we visit Beamish - the Living Museum of the North & The Bowes Museum with its outstanding collection of European fine and decorative art.

Your holiday takes in the World Heritage Site of Durham during the 1820’s, 1900’s and 1940’s. Go back in time as you enter the world famous open air Beamish Museum, taking a ride on the tramway and discovering Edwardian recipes at the bakery. The past continues as you visit Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and the market town of Bernard Castle.



· Luxury coach travel

· Home pick up

· 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

· Porterage

· Admission Beamish Museum

· Admission Bowes Museum.

Day One

From your home pick-up we travel to the north east towards the cathedral city of Durham with a stop in York for refreshments before continuing to our hotel, arriving with time to relax before dinner.


Day Two

After a leisurely breakfast we travel to nearby Beamish, a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Take a ride on the Beamish Tramway, watch delicious bread, cakes & biscuits being made using traditional Edwardian recipes at Herron's Bakery and try the fish and chips, cooked in coal-fired ranges using beef dripping.

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Day Three

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast as you will have the day at leisure to explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham. Embark on one of Durham's walking routes, enjoy a Prince Bishop River Cruise along the River Wear, explore Durham Cathedral set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below.

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Day Four

Today we travel via Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland to the Bowes Museum, this magnificent French Chateau created in the 19th century by John & Josephine Bowes, houses internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts spanning five centuries. After our visit we continue to the market town of Barnard Castle for free time before returning to our hotel.

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Day Five

A final leisurely breakfast this morning before beginning our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included


Walk in the footsteps of Royalty at this historic hotel situated on the banks of the River Wear.  With parts dating back to the 19th century the hotel offers modern amenities whilst preserving the buildings historic charm.  All rooms feature safe, iron & ironing board, flat screen TV, telephone & tea/coffee making facilities.




Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Admission Beamish

Admission Bowes Museum


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chester Services Chester, Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
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