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Durham Christmas Festival & Beamish

Durham Christmas Festival & Beamish

Visit the historic City of Durham and enjoy one of the most exciting visual and architectural experiences in England

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Visit the historic City of Durham and enjoy one of the most exciting visual and architectural experiences in England, for over nine centuries the magnificent Norman castle and cathedral have dominated the City of Durham’s skyline, perched high above the River Wear. We also feature a visit to the famous Beamish the Living Museum of the North.


At a Glance:

· Durham

· Beamish Living Museum

· Hotel with spa, sauna and indoor pool.




Day 1

Depart from East Anglia in the morning travelling to the Blackwell Grange Hotel where you will be staying for your 3 night stay dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2

We travel the short distance to the City of Durham and a day of Christmas excitement. The great loop of the River Wear's wooded gorge provides a natural backdrop to its massive cathedral and castle. There is a wide range of shops and the traditional Victorian indoor market will be augmented by traditional stalls, street theatre, jugglers and Victorian clad peddlers selling their wares. Away from the bustle you can stroll along wooded riverbanks offering a peaceful retreat below the peeling Cathedral bells.

B, D

Day 3

Leave the hotel after breakfast. What better way to count down to Christmas than by visiting the winter wonderland at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. Experience Christmas from days gone by, Stroll around Town Street, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall.

B, D

Day 4

After a leisurely breakfast we head for home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th century mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds and surrounded by a scenic 18-hole golf course. Building commenced in 1693 and was finally completed in 1717, the hotel was a private house until 1953.Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and saunas.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Crown Street Layby Ipswich Crown Street Layby
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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