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Durham & the Cleveland Hills at Christmas

Enjoy a Christmas holiday based on the outskirts of Darlington.

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Enjoy a Christmas holiday based on the outskirts of Darlington with two contrasting excursions - Durham, a delight to visit at this festive time and North Yorkshire, across the scenic Cleveland Hills.


At a glance:

  • Durham

  • Thirsk

  • Helmsley

  • Festive entertainment

  • Traditional Christmas lunch

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Please note: at the time of publication, not all Christmas events have been confirmed and may be subject to change.


23 December

Following collection from home, travel to County Durham and the Blackwell Grange Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. A welcome drink will be available on arrival and enjoy musical entertainment after dinner.


Christmas Eve

Drive to Helmsley with its huge market square to purchase lunch before travelling on to Thirsk, home of James Herriott, for a short break before returning to the hotel and tonight’s cabaret act entertainment. For those wishing to attend midnight mass there will be details of local churches available at reception.

B, D

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! Enjoy a relaxing morning, maybe take a stroll or have a swim to work up an appetite for Christmas lunch. Father Christmas will pay a visit and enjoy the Queen’s speech with a slice of Christmas cake, watch a film before getting ready for tonight’s buffet followed by a quiz and music.

B, D, L

Boxing Day

This morning travel to the ancient and historic City of Durham to explore the city or visit the cathedral. Away from the bustle, stroll along wooded riverbanks offering a peaceful retreat below the peeling bells of the cathedral. Enjoy a final evening of entertainment after dinner.

B, D

27 December

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included

Blackwell Grange Hotel


Stay at the grade II listed Blackwell Grange Hotel, a beautiful 17th Century mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds.


The hotel has a lift.


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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
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
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
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
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
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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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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