This tour takes in the best that the North East of England has to offer, with unspoilt countryside through the Dales and the Pennines. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham, cruise along the River Wear, visit the amazing Bowes Museum and the wonderful open-air museum at Beamish.
Day 1 We have an early departure, stop in the beautiful conservation town of Stamford over lunchtime and reach our hotel in Redworth late afternoon.
Day 2 Today we have a free morning at our hotel to enjoy the leisure facilities. Our afternoon is spent at the Bowes Museum which houses a wonderful collection of European and ﬁne decorative arts.
Day 3 We make our way to Durham where we meet our guide for a tour of this splendid city. After time for lunch, we enjoy a cruise on the River Wear.
Day 4 A full day out to Beamish. Britain’s favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s, demonstrating the recent history of the region in a ‘living’ way.
Day 5 A scenic drive today into the Durham Dales and over the North Pennines. We visit the Durham Dales Visitor Centre at Stanhope, the pretty village of Blanchland, and Hexham.
Day 6 Leaving our hotel after breakfast we head south with suitable refreshment stops and arrive back in the local area early evening.
A breathtaking Jacobean country house standing in beautifully landscaped grounds in Redworth, our four-star hotel has spacious and elegantly styled bedrooms equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and hospitality tray. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and health spa. The hotel has WiFi and a lift. www.thecairncollection.co.uk inclusions