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Durham and Beamish

  • The Town at Beamish

    Durham & Beamish The Town at Beamish
4 day tour
From £159 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Here’s a short break bringing together two of north east England’s best known tourist destinations. These include the quintessential old English university city of Durham; and also Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.


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Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

Durham and the Botanic Gardens

Today we spend the whole day exploring Durham. It’s a captivating city with winding cobbled streets, a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site, and offering one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe.

Our trip today includes a visit to the wonderful Botanic Garden located in the grounds of Durham University. This 10 hectare university Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Wander through the alpine garden, winter garden, bamboo grove, glasshouses and the recently developed woodland garden and wild flower meadow. Maps and trail sheets can be collected on arrival at the visitor centre.

Day 3

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Another very special place today; Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside. Trams rattle along the cobbled streets and costumed folk bring to life how things were in north east England in the 1820s,1910s and 1940s. But what makes Beamish rather special are the buildings. They’re not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and rebuilt to give visitors a real sense of history.

Day 4

Travel home

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.

Dates 4 days / 3 nights 
2022 dates  From £159.00 per person
2023 dates From £172.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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