Step into Christmas past on this break as we explore Durham and the Beamish Museum. With door-to-door pickups, a traditional Christmas package at our hotel, starting with a welcome drink and mince pies and trips to Harrogate and York you really can “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
Day 1 – On the way to our hotel we enjoy a leisurely stop in Harrogate, one of England’s most elegant destinations. With a couple of hour’s free time perhaps enjoy a stroll around the town’s handsome historic buildings before enjoying a bite to eat. On arrival at our hotel we enjoy a welcome drink and a mince pie.
Day 2 – Today we include entry into Beamish, a living, working museum. Step into Christmas past as we rediscover the familiar sights, sounds and mouth-watering tastes of traditional festivities in the 1820s, 1900 and 1940’s. Stroll around the beautifully decorated homes and shops before visiting ‘Beamish Bazaar’ in The Town Park, where you can find some gorgeous gifts, pretty presents and local festive food before we return back to our hotel. This evening we enjoy a complimentary mulled wine and entertainment.
Day 3 – We celebrate Christmas day in the comfort of our hotel. After breakfast Father Christmas himself will be visiting and a traditional Christmas lunch is served with a glass of wine. Enjoy a wonderful selection of games and entertainment throughout the day provided by the hotel including ‘guess the weight of the cake’. And this evening we enjoy a buffet followed by more entertainment to make your Christmas day truly magical.
Day 4 – After breakfast we take you into Durham for free time. Bill Bryson once called it ‘a perfect little city’ and whilst we’re here you can explore the timeless quality of this quintessential old English University City crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral. Later we retire back to our hotel where we enjoy a Boxing Day lunch followed by a leisurely afternoon
Day 5 – After a merry stay we travel back home enjoying a leisurely break in York first.
The Blackwell Grange Hotel ***, Darlington
This historic 17th century mansion is set in 15 acres of woodland inbetween the North Yorkshire Moors and the historic city of Durham. The hotel features a modern leisure club with a spa pool, solarium and sauna.
4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
Welcome drink and mince pies
1 mulled wine on Christmas Eve
1 Christmas day lunch with a glass of wine
1 lunch on Boxing Day
Visit from Father Christmas
Excursions to Harrogate, York and Durham
Entrance into the Beamish Museum
Date Days Price From S/Supp
Sat 23 Dec 5 £559 £70