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Historic Railways & Medieval Durham

June & September 2021

5 days from £529pp

Travel to England’s beautiful north-east – the birthplace of railways – for a fascinating journey through history. Ride on the South Tynedale Railway, the Woodhorn Railway, enjoy a guided walk around the ancient city of Durham and visit the open-air Beamish Museum.
 
  • Roundtrip on the South Tynedale Railway
  • Visit to Bowes Railway Museum and enjoy a guided tour
  • Guided walking tour of Durham
  • Visit to Beamish open-air living museum
  • Entrance and guided tour of Alnwick Castle and Gardens
With its winding cobbled streets, famous Cathedral and Castle, Durham is a captivating city with a timeless quality. It is also the perfect place from which we’ll explore the beautiful north-east of England where history and heritage are still very much alive. Experience a real sense of the past at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, and visit iconic Alnwick Castle where centuries of history are interwoven with Potter-inspired magic. We also step aboard the South Tynedale Railway to enjoy memorable journeys from a bygone era in this charming corner of the country considered the birthplace of railways.

Your Accommodation

Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

★★★★
Overview
Situated in the historic city of Durham, this 4-star hotel is situated by the Castle, Cathedral and the River Wear. Within the hotel there is an international restaurant where we’ll have breakfast and dinner, a lounge bar - perfect for a drink after a day of exploring, and fantastic leisure facilities including a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and fully-equipped gym.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En Suite bathroom
  • Flat screen television
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities