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Lumley Castle & Durham

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Lumley Castle, County Durham and excursions

6 days From £679 per person
No Solo Supplement*

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

2020 Tour code: 20LRS

About the tour

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.


What’s included


Day 1 - Durham

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
Lumley Castle
Day 2 - 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
Durham Cathedral
Day 3 - 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
Beamish Museum
Day 4 - 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
Hexham Abbey
Day 5 - 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
Raby Castle
Day 6 - Durham

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
Homeward Bound

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham

Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham

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88% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mr R Seaton

Submitted 27/10/2019

Good company and a good place to stay and places to go.

Colin Sharpe

Submitted 21/10/2019

Well organised with little to worry about during its' course.

Ian Morris

Submitted 20/10/2019

Excellent, very well managed trip. Lumley Castle proved to be a first class base!

Mrs C Jones

Submitted 07/07/2019

wonderful accomodation at Lumley Castle


Submitted 07/07/2019

Fabulous venue food and visit sites

Mrs J Knights

Submitted 28/05/2018

accommodation could be better. Would have enjoyed a extra rail trip

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Lumley Castle & Durham

Lumley Castle, County Durham and excursions


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