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Durham Dales & the Land of the Prince Bishops

Durham Dales & the Land of the Prince Bishops

Discover the North East like never-before on our Durham Dales explorer! On our break we’ve included visits to York, Durham, Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland as well as admission into the award-winning Beamish Museum.



Return coach travel

4 nights half board

Visits to York & Durham

Admission into Beamish Museum

Excursion exploring the Durham Dales including visits to Barnard Castle & Bishop Auckland


Day 1

We travel to York, home to the outstanding York Minster. Enjoy free time to explore before we continue to our hotel.


Day 2

This morning we visit Durham for free time. In this “perfect little city” you can shop for gourmet treats, locally produced food or find a café and watch the world go by.

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Day 3

After a leisurely morning we travel for an afternoon visit to Beamish, a world-famous open-air museum which tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Set in 300-acres of beautiful countryside, folk in period costume bring life to the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall. Experience first-hand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region.

B, D

Day 4

Full day excursion exploring the Durham Dales takes us to the historic ‘must see’ market town of Barnard Castle and Bishops Auckland, the Gateway to Weardale and where the magnificent Auckland Castle was the country residence of the Prince Bishops for more than 900 years

B, D

Day 5

We return home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Holiday Inn Washington ***



The Holiday Inn Washington offers modern bedrooms with a restaurant, a lounge bar and free Wi-Fi.

Traders Restaurant is light and modern with views of the hotel's grounds. It offers modern British cuisine. The stylish lounge and bar area offers a wide choice of dishes throughout the day.


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

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Alfreton, Hall Street Alfreton - Surcharge £15pp,
Hall Street, Bus station, DE55 7BT
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
East Midlands Parkway East Midlands Parkway
Nottingham, NG11 0EB
Leicester Bus Stand CH Charles Street, Bus stand CH , Outside Bistro Live
Leicester, LE1 1HL
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Mansfield Bus station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Rotherham,Interchange Bay Rotherham £15pp Surcharge , Interchange Bay C1/ C2
Frederick Street, S60 1QB
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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