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Durham Christmas Festival and Beamish

Durham Christmas Festival and 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 North of England Museum.

Day 1

Depart from your home in the morning and travel to the northeast and the Holiday Inn Darlington North for a 3 nights stay - dinner, bed and 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. Downhill from the Castle you can trace Durham's mediaeval layout as you thread through the narrow winding streets and snickets. 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.

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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. Lots of opportunity to obtain a drink and a bite to eat before returning to our hotel.

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Day 4

Departing after breakfast we make the journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Holiday Inn Darlington North Hotel is conveniently situated for our break and is just a short drive from Durham. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

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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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