Group Travel and Tour Operator and DMC for County Durham
Christmas at Beamish
Discover the amazing festive sights, sounds and delicious tastes of Christmas past. If you’re looking for a unique Christmas outing, there’s so much on offer at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North. Around the museum you’ll experience the magic of Christmas in days gone by. Join the celebrations at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall, The 1900s Town and Pit Village and The 1940s Farm. Admire the shops and houses decked out in their finery, sample Christmas cooking lovingly baked in coal-fired ranges or find some last minute quirky gifts in the shops in The Town and the Beamish Bazaar. You can also visit the Newcastle Christmas Markets.
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Be enchanted by Christmas at Beamish
Today we travel to Christmas past. Beamish museum is a living, working experience of life as it was in the great north in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Travel on the restored tramway to visit Pockerley Old Hall, The Town, Rowley Station, The Fairground, Home Farm and The Pit Village, all specially decorated for the festive season. This is definitely a full day visit. There are plenty of places for food and drink and a large gift shop as well, you may even pick up a few Christmas presents! If your group wishes to enjoy a delicious 3 course festive lunch at Beamish let us know and we can book this for you (available weekdays only, supplement on request, pre-booking essential).
Newcastle Christmas Markets and return home
Time permitting, be sure to visit Newcastle Christmas Markets, offering gourmet ingredients and a very real taste of Europe. You can get a currywurst from Germany, waffles from Holland, paella from Spain and crepes, both sweet and savoury from France. Come along and experience something a little different, with the sights, sounds and smells of Europe!
Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in February 2019
Holiday Inn Washington ***
Situated adjacent to the A1 and a short drive from Washington & Durham in a residential area. There is an open plan lobby, lounge and bar and a restaurant. There are 135 recently refurbished and modern bedrooms, lift access and ample free onsite coach parking.
Radisson Blu Hotel Durham ****
This modern hotel is right in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Wear and within walking distance of the castle and cathedral. There is a large open plan lobby and lounge area, two bars and restaurant. The leisure centre has an indoor pool, sauna and gym. There are 207 modern and comfortable bedrooms. Lifts to all floors and ample onsite coach parking available.
Raddison Blu Durham
|Dates||3 days / 2 nights|
|December 2021||From £159.00 per person|
Single supplement available on request.