Cultured County Durham new openings at Beamish

Monday 12 August 2024 to Friday 16 August 2024

£675pp Single supplement £120

4 night stay with breakfast 3 course dinner with tea/coffee every evening (min 4 choices) Entry to Crook Hall Gardens (NT) Entry to Beamish Living Museum of the North Entry to The Bowes Museum Entry to The World of James Herriot Free time in Barnard Castle and Durham
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Spend time exploring the welcoming area between The Pennines and The North Yorkshire Moors that’s full of attractions which celebrate the history and heritage of this culturally rich region. Step back in time at Beamish Museum where a multi-million pound ‘Remaking Beamish’ project has seen the opening of new exhibits including a 1950s Town and Farm, a Bus Depot and the expansion of the 1820s Landscape. The treasured permanent collection at The Bowes Museum is complemented by fascinating temporary exhibitions including over 50 rarely seen works by Northern artists, Norman Cornish and LS Lowry, in a powerful exhibition dedicated to the region's distinctive industry (here until Jan 2025 only) and 'Stories in Stitch' which showcases a diverse collection of samplers and embroidered pictures from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

The National Trust’s Crook Hall is considered one of Durham’s most significant medieval domestic buildings, frequented by none other than William Wordsworth and Walter Scott! Summer garden highlights include roses and oriental poppies, find out what there is to see and do here. The World of James Herriot is a multi-award winning attraction that offers a unique insight into the world of veterinary medicine and the filming of the beloved TV series All Creatures Great & Small, there's time to visit on our scenic journey home.

Visit the timeless University City of Durham with cobbled streets beneath your feet and towering architectural masterpieces up above. The whole city is steeped in history and heritage with over 600 listed buildings and its very own UNESCO World Heritage Site, formed by the Romanesque Cathedral and the adjacent Norman Castle. Start planning your free time with This is Durham and don't miss your chance to gaze at up to fifteen thousand Peace Doves in the Nave of Durham Cathedral this summer, at Peter Walker's peaceful new art installation.

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Tour code: B3446


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Visit Beamish – a world famous, open air museum guiding you through life in the NE from the 1820s to the 1950s. A multi-million pound ‘Remaking Beamish’ project has seen the opening of a 1950s Town and Farm featuring a hairdresser, a pavilion, a chip shop and more! Step inside a 1900s town and colliery, peep inside a pit village cottage, ride the colourful, heritage trams and experience wartime life on a 1940s farm. There’s a full day's worth of discovery at Beamish along with a fitting choice of eateries including a tea room, chip shop and pub.


Spend the day in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, which takes its name from the 12th century fortress around which it grew. Wander amongst the charming independent shops and local eateries or take a stroll along the raging River Tees. We’ve included a visit to the town’s highly impressive Bowes Museum, housed in a Grade I Listed French-style château and holding a treasured collection of fashion, furniture and fine art.


This morning, wander through a series of linked gardens, each with its own character, at Crook Hall. Intriguing paths lead to blooming borders and secluded walled gardens, whilst sheltered spots tempt you to sit awhile and soak up the views of Durham Cathedral. Spend a leisurely afternoon in the beautiful university city of Durham. The Castle & Cathedral combined are an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site and you’ll find a great choice of riverfront bars, restaurants, cafés and boutiques.


A 10:00am departure allows time to celebrate Yorkshire’s most famous vet at the World of James Herriot Museum, in Thirsk. The fully restored site of his original 1940s home and veterinary practice (known in his books as Skeldale House) features the TV set, the original dispensary and the marvellous 1938 Austin Seven that he famously drove along those narrow country lanes.

  • 4 night stay with breakfast
  • 3 course dinner with tea/coffee every evening (min 4 choices)
  • Entry to Crook Hall Gardens (NT)
  • Entry to Beamish Living Museum of the North
  • Entry to The Bowes Museum
  • Entry to The World of James Herriot
  • Free time in Barnard Castle and Durham
  • Welcome tea/coffee at the hotel
  • Porterage
  • Door2Door Travel (save £10pp by meeting the coach at a central departure point)
  • BCH ABTOT Financial Protection
  • Pre allocated coach seat
  • Executive touring coach featuring a refreshment station, reclining seats, reading lights, curtains, foot and arm rests, toilet, safety belts, air suspension and individual air-flow controls
  • An experienced, friendly, highly-rated and professional tour driver
  • Friendly booking team on hand to answer any questions you might have in the run up to your holiday
  • Book with just a £50pp deposit (balance due 8 weeks prior to departure)
  • Book soon to guarantee this reduced single supplement, available on a limited number of rooms
  • LOYALTY DISCOUNT! Book 3 holidays (in any calendar year) and save £15pp, book 4+ and save £20pp, just let us know in special requests that you'd like to redeem your discount
  • £5 discount for National Trust Members
The Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham
  • 17th century Jacobean Manor House set within 26 acres of landscaped grounds
  • Located between The Pennines and The North Yorkshire Moors
  • Stylish, classic décor throughout, perfect for a restful stay
  • Ensuite bedrooms with flat screen Freeview TV, desk and/or seating area, free WiFi and complimentary tea/coffee tray
  • Restaurant, cocktail bar & lounge
  • New Retreat Leisure Club featuring pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room
  • Treatments & hair salon (extra charge)
  • Lift

ACCESS: No lift access to rooms in the original hall and limited standard rooms with walk-in showers. Additional walk-in showers in exec rooms which carry a supplement, ground floor rooms available on request

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