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County Durham - Festive

County Durham - Festive

A fabulous weekend combining Grassington Dickensian Festival, the Beamish Museum and Durham City dressed for Christmas staying at the delightful Redworth Hall

County Durham - Festive

 

Grassington Dickensian Festival

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Dickens, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Just imagine soaking up the festive atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier.

 

Beamish at Christmas

Discover festive celebrations from the Georgian, Edwardian, 1940s and 1950s periods. See traditional decorations, enjoy festive food and drink and try Christmas crafts. 

Visitors can see Father Christmas in his Grotto, meet his reindeer, take a spin on the real ice rink at The Fairground and browse the stalls at the Christmas Bazaar in The 1900s Town park. A small extra charge applies for the Grotto, ice rink and fairground.

 

Durham

4 Christmas Markets and around 400 independent traders in the city centre. The Craft & Gift Marquee on Palace Green, the Regional Producers’ Market in the wonderfully atmospheric Cloisters of Durham Cathedral, Durham Market Hall – home to 40 local independent businesses, and the Festive Outdoor Market in Durham Market Place.

 

There will be plenty of entertainment including carol singers and festive live music. No visit is complete without heading into the Cathedral with its 25ft Norwegian Spruce and Nativity Scene. In a nod to the regions rich mining history, the traditional nativity figures are replaced by mining figures, including a pit pony instead of a donkey and the innkeeper dressed as a miner.

 

Your Holiday Includes:

2 Nights - Redworth Hall Hotel

Breakfast - 2 Mornings

Choice 3 Course Dinner - 2 Evenings

 

Included Highlights:

  • Grassington Dickensian Festival

  • Beamish Open Air Museum

  • Durham

 

Notification Of Boarding Times:

Departure Times/Itinerary/Luggage Labels will be forwarded to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

 

Day 1

We depart early morning and commence our journey to Grassington in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the picturesque village of Grassington is transported back to the time of Charles Dickens. Shopkeepers, villagers and visitors are dressed in Victorian costume.

Soak up the atmosphere of the cobbled streets, with a warming mulled wine or hot chocolate, next to the festive glow of an open brazier. Also, there is a full entertainment programme, with bands, buskers and Victorian street entertainers.

We check into Redworth Hall late afternoon. Time to relax before Dinner is served in the Restaurant.

Day 2

A leisurely breakfast to begin our day, before we head the short journey to Beamish to experience the magic of Christmas. Meet costumed characters at the 1940s farm and early 20th-century Pit Village. Step back into the Georgian era and visit Pockerley Hall, a 1900's town featuring a bakery, garage, Co-op store, old fashioned sweet shop, Colliery and Farm - even a fairground. and Ice Rink. Discover the seasonal sights, smells and tastes of Christmas past as you enjoy Victorian festive traditions or browse homemade gifts - Be sure to ride one of the many trams on the restored tramway.

We return to the hotel, with time to swim in the pool or enjoy a drink by the fireside, before we prepare for dinner once again in the Restaurant.

Day 3

This morning, we head to the old University City of Durham, with its delightfully winding cobbled medieval streets. Enjoy its colourful town centre, 4 Christmas Markets and around 400 independent traders in the city centre. There will be plenty of entertainment including carol singers and festive live music. No visit is complete without heading into the Cathedral with its 25ft Norwegian Spruce and Nativity Scene. In a nod to the regions rich mining history, the traditional nativity figures are replaced by mining figures, including a pit pony instead of a donkey and the innkeeper dressed as a miner. We depart Durham at 2.30pm to retrace our steps home.

YOUR HOTEL

 

Redworth Hall

Our accomodation is the magnificent Jacobean country house - Redworth Hall, which is set in 150 acres of parkland and surrounded by landscaped gardens. The property has comfortable lounges, a Restaurant and the Redworth Bar. It retains many of its original features such as an impressive Great Hall and ornate staircae. The en-suite rooms include Flat Screen TV, WiFi, Hairdryer and Tea/Coffee Hospitlity Tray. There is also a Health Club and Fitness Suite, Spa, Pool, Sauna and Steam Room.

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Burntwood The Wych Elm Pub Bridge Cross Road
Burntwood
Burton upon Trent The Bus Stop Outside The Octagon Centre
Burton upon Trent
Cannock The Bus Station
Cannock
Hednesford The Bus Stop Outside Tesco Victoria Street
Hednesford
Lichfield The Bus Station
Lichfield
Rugeley The Bus Station
Rugeley
Stafford Outside the Police Station Eastgate Street
Stafford
Sutton Coldfield McDonalds Lower Parade
Sutton Coldfield
Swadlincote The Bus Station
Swadlincote
Tamworth Assembly Rooms Corporation Street
Tamworth
Wylde Green Co-Op - Birmingham Road
Wylde Green
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