Bay Inclusive Durham and Beamish

Beamish Open Air Museum
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  • Visit Beamish Open Air Museum – beautifully decorated at this time of year!
  • Explore historic Durham
  • Jaunt to the National Railway Museum
  • Relax in our hotel – originally a 17th-century coaching inn
  • Great value Bay Inclusive package

Make the most of your time away with one of our exclusive Bay Inclusive Breaks. Tuck into a full cooked breakfast, explore on your sightseeing excursions, then return to your hotel for a tempting three-course evening meal and enjoy the entertainment!
What’s more, your holiday includes four free drinks vouchers per person, per night. These can be used at any time of the day on a wide choice of beverages – including branded beers, wines and spirits. Enjoy an afternoon coffee, wine with dinner or a GandT before bed – whichever suits you best!

On this special break to Durham we will also visit the superb Beamish Open Air Museum – a living, working museum which tells the tale of life as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries – at this time of year the museum is festively decorated and you can see how Christmas was celebrated within the Town and the Pit Villages!


Excursion to Shildon Railway Museum (Included)

Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world at the UK's largest railway museum at Shildon.

Excursion to Durham (Included)

Excursion to the historic city of Durham whose dramatic skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral and Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Excursion to Beamish Open Air Museum (Included)

Excursion to the superb Beamish Open Air Museum, a unique, living museum depicting life in northern England in the early 1900s. At this time of year the Town and Pit Village are beautifully decorated as it would have been 100 years - when electricity was in its infancy. The Town and Pit Villages are decorated in different styles reflecting the differences in the two communities at that time.


Eden Arms Hotel (primary)

Set in the heart of County Durham the facilities at the Eden Arms Hotel include en suite accommodation, a leisure club and fully equipped conference and banqueting facilities. Dining is available in our bar lounge and Binchesters Restaurant, which serves a wide variety of dishes throughout the day. From light lunches in the bar, to bistro style cuisine in the restaurant you're sure to enjoy a most memorable meal. During your stay you can enjoy free use of the leisure club with its fully equipped gym, indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, spa. The hotel also provides excellent wedding and conference facilities, making the Eden Arms the perfect location for both your business or leisure break.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • England
  • Durham
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • History
  • Scenic
  • Walking
  • UK Coach Departures
Departure Points
  • North West & North Wales
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • East Midlands
  • South East
  • South West

Day 1:
Enjoy a superb start to a few days away as you travel by luxury coach to your destination. Onboard you’ll be entertained by the onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment system as you get to County Durham. After check-in join your fellow travellers in the hotel’s restaurant for a delicious three-course evening meal. (Dinner)

Days 2 to 4:

Over three days we take three included excursions, we travel to nearby Durham, with its ancient skyline, dominated by a stunning cathedral and castle which make up its UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We also travel to the Railway museum at Shildon.

Finally we visit Beamish, an open air museum which showcases what life was like in the North East of England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.  (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5:

Time to say goodbye today, after a delicious cooked breakfast at the hotel you’ll check out and get back aboard your luxury coach for the journey home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
30-Nov-2020 for 4 Nights Visit Website
07-Dec-2020 for 4 Nights Visit Website
14-Dec-2020 for 4 Nights Visit Website

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