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Lumley Castle & Durham

6 Days from £679per

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Was very impressed as this was our first time with rail discovery. Now looking for next years trip.
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Lumley Castle, County Durham and excursions

Experience Durham on this 5-night break based at majestic Lumley Castle, in the heart of this alluring County Durham. Discover some of the region's other beautiful castles and step back in time with a captivating visit to the Beamish Museum.

  • Elegant Lumley Castle
  • Durham
  • Raby Castle and Gardens
  • Beamish Museum
  • Journey on the Weardale Railway
  • Hadrian’s Wall
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Lumley Castle & Durham 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Lumley Castle
Lumley Castle


Your tour begins in Durham, where you meet your Tour Manager and group at the train station. From here, transfer to your unique home for 5 nights, Grade I listed Lumley Castle.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral

Guided Tour of Durham

Return to Durham for a fascinating guided tour this morning. Take in the city's most popular sights, including its impressive Romanesque cathedral and 11th-century castle, the only castle in the United Kingdom never to have suffered a breach. Your afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum

Take a step back in time to 1913 as you enjoy an excursion to splendid Beamish Museum, a world famous open-air museum unlike any other. Opened in 1972, and occupying three hundred acres of Durham's countryside, Beamish was England's first open-air museum. In the last four decades, this authentic recreation of everyday life in a north-eastern industrial community during the Victorian/Edwardian era has won a host of awards and become famous worldwide.

Beamish features life-sized replicas of period locations which are accurate to the finest detail. The Edwardian Town, for example, contains many authentic structures reclaimed from towns and villages throughout north-east England, and features recreations of a typical inn, Co-operative store, sweet shop, bank, dentist and other businesses as they were at the beginning of the twentieth century.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Hexham Abbey
Hexham Abbey

Hadrian’s Wall

After breakfast, travel by coach to Hadrian's Wall, enjoying a guided tour of a section of wall as well as the Birdoswald Roman Army Fort. Continue to Haltwhistle for a rail journey to Hexham, where you have the chance to explore the Grade I listed abbey here before returning to the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Raby Castle
Raby Castle

Raby Castle and Gardens

Today, discover Raby Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in England. Built in the 14th century, Raby Castle is in remarkably good condition. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its parkland grounds, taking in the grand state rooms as well as the striking gardens. This afternoon, enjoy a journey on the Weardale Railway, a nostalgic heritage journey that takes you through miles of verdant countryside.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound


Leave Lumley Castle and transfer to Durham by coach. You are free to make your way home, or perhaps continue exploring the city further.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Guided tour of Durham
  • Visit Beamish Museum
  • Discover Raby Castle
  • Journey on the Weardale Railway
  • Hadrian's Wall

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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