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Durham & Kynren
Head to the beautiful North East of England, travel back in time with a journey through British history, and experience an epic tale of England at Kynren, with a live action spectacular show
Thursday 15th – Monday 19th August 2024
Tour Price £691.00
Single supplement: £136.00
o Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast
o Three course dinner menu
o Tea/coffee after dinner
o Full English breakfast
o All coach travel
o Superior seating for Kynren
o Admission to Alnwick Castle
o Entry to the Beamish Open Air Museum
o Escorted throughout
DAY I After joining your coach in the morning, set off north towards beautiful County Durham for a four night stay in the heart of the ancient city of Durham itself.
DAY 2 This morning we make our way toAlnwick Castle and Gardens. Home to the Duke of Northumberland, and a family home to the Percy family for over 700 years, the castle has been used as a location for films and Downton Abbey. Explore the castle grounds, which have played a part in historical features, Shakespeare adaptations and, most famously, two Harry Potter films.Take a walk through the State Rooms, see craft demonstrations and themed talks in the Artisans’ Courtyard, and explore the magnificent landscaped gardens.
DAY 3 Your fantastic location allows you to discover the captivating medieval city of Durham at your own pace.This is the jewel in the crown of an extraordinary county and a wonderful place to explore, with ancient winding streets packed with history, culture and stunning architecture, including the magnificent Norman Castle and Cathedral. This evening we head off to the highlight of our tour, Kynren, which provides an unforgettable experience taking audiences on a thrilling adventure through 2,000 years of history. Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage, this multi-award-winning live action spectacular delights and dazzles the senses, with its mix of hand-to-hand combat, daring stunts, incredible horsemanship, stunning pyrotechnics and amazing special effects. From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans to two world wars, via Vikings,Tudors and the fate of Charles I, Kynren is a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.
DAY 4 Take a step back in time today with a visit to the Living Museum of the North at Beamish, where the past is brought vividly to life. Nestling in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, visit Pockerley, with its stunning manor house and railway, and take a tram ride through a real Edwardian market town with its painstakingly and lovingly rebuilt houses and shops.You can also visit Home Farm, wander around the Pit Village and enjoy a ride on an old carousel.
DAY 5 After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to County Durham and head homewards today.
Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Wonderfully located in the heart of the city | Overlooks the river
Lift to all floors | Swimming Pool | Spa | Tea/coffee in room | Free Wi-Fi
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Dorothy – Ferndown
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Durham – thank you for a good few days. The hotel was ideally placed and comfortable, and we enjoyed the food. Lastly we cannot fault David and Caroline. They both worked hard to make our trip such a pleasure.
Terry & Marilyn – West Moors
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Rosemary & Doug – West Moors
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Amanda – Christchurch
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Tom – Sevenoaks
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