Staying at the four star Radisson Blu Hotel
2 DAYS | 25th August 2017
This corner of England offers beautiful countryside and a rich heritage, which can be seen in both Beamish and Durham. Beamish is an Open Air Museum, with an outstanding collection of artefacts and buildings reflecting the way people used to live and work in the North East between 1825 and 1913. The museum offers a Colliery Village, a Town and Home Farm all recreating a bygone age. There are a number of eating establishments, shops and a tramway system which takes you around the site. Durham is a World Heritage Site home to the great Norman Cathedral situated overlooking the River. There is also a Castle situated in the medieval quarter of the city and for the shoppers the city boasts a great shopping centre.
Our base for the tour is the four star Radisson Blu Hotel, situated on the banks of the River Wear in the heart of charming Durham. A short walk from Durham’s castle, cathedral and marketplace, the hotel offers elegant guest rooms and suites, the Filini restaurant and bar and the casual Lobby Bar serving light meals, coffee and snacks. The hotel also boasts the Lime House Spa with a spa bath, sauna, steam room, gym and indoor pool.
We depart Macclesfield after breakfast calling for coffee en-route to Durham, we arrive in time for lunch with the afternoon at leisure to explore the city. Why not visit the Cathedral, take a stroll around the shops or a trip on the River? The cruise takes in many of the sights of the city from the unique perspective of the River Wear. Dinner and evening at your leisure.
After a leisurely breakfast we head for the fascinating world famous open air museum of Beamish. Take a ride on a tram, visit the old school room and the shops or perhaps have a gill in the pub with your lunch. We start to head for home mid-afternoon calling for afternoon tea en-route, we aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.
£138.00 per person sharing twin/double
£25.00 single room supplement
£15.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT