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Durham the 'Land of the Prince Bishops'

Durham the 'Land of the Prince Bishops'

Mon 23 Apr 2018: Escorted Coach Holiday to Durham & the Land of the Prince Bishops with Johnsons Coaches 5 Days

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Durham & the North Pennines is an area of outstanding natural beauty – Besides the regions acclaimed historic cities there is a whole host of delights just waiting to be uncovered – A land of stunning landscapes, open heather moors, dramatic dales and tumbling upland rivers, with an intriguing imprint of an industrial past.


Your Tour Includes


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Tea/coffee upon arrival, dinner in the historic ‘Great Hall’ on one evening with themed ‘Prince Bishop’ menu featuring dishes which the powerful Prince Bishops could have enjoyed

  • Entrance to ‘Locomotion’ at Shildon & guided tour of Durham Cathedral

  • Entrance to Hartlepool Historic Quay

  • Entrance to the Bowes Museum


Not included: All lunches


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We travel north to our hotel for our 4-night stay.


We visit 'Locomotion' in Shildon, a branch of the National Railway Museum, which contains many historic and interesting exhibits, locomotives and more. Later we continue to Durham City, home to the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. We include a guided tour of the Cathedral before allowing free time to explore Durham's ancient cobbled streets.


We visit Hartlepool's award-winning Historic Quay - A faithful reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the exciting experience of what life was like at the time of Nelson and Trafalgar. Home to the Trincomalee - Europe's oldest floating warship, restored by the people of Hartlepool - this superb visitor attraction offers the sights, smells and sounds of the naval yesteryear.


A drive into the North Pennines takes us to Barnard Castle where we visit the Bowes Museum - an important collection of treasures including fine art, ceramics, textiles and dress. Our return takes us via Weardale where we pause in the pretty village of Stanhope with its Durham Dales Visitor Centre and Castle Gardens with tea rooms and craft workshops.


A leisurely drive homeward arriving home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham

A beautiful Jacobean country manor dating back to 1744. Standing in 150 acres of Durham countryside, the hotel combines traditional elegance with contemporary style.


Mobility Grade: 3 – Locality: Generally level. Hotel: Level entrance & lift to all floors.


Hotel Facilities:


  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Lounge

  • Indoor pool & gym    

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour

Monday 23 – Friday 27 April 2018 – £479


Tour Departs By: 9.00am

Returns By: 5.00pm


Times are approximate




Single Room: £100

Holiday Insurance: £24.50 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain


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