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Lumley Castle in Winter

(Tour code: 17LRW)Lumley Castle, County Durham In Winter

Experience Durham in winter on this four-night break based in Lumley Castle and discover some of the region's most impressive sights.

Tour Highlights
  • Elegant Lumley Castle
  • City tour of Durham
  • Beamish Museum
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Hadrian's Wall Line
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Lumley Castle
Day 1

Lumley Castle

Your tour begins at your splendid hotel and home for the next four nights, historic Lumley Castle. This 600 year old building is an ideal place to start your tour.

  • Dinner
Hexham Abbey
Day 2

Hexham Abbey

Explore the Hadrian's Wall region today. Take a coach to Hexham and time at ancient Hexham Abbey. Established in AD 674, some of the original architecture such as the Saxon crypts still remain, although the Abbey today is a beguiling mosaic of the many different influences it bears from over the years. After lunch you join the Hadrian's Wall Line for a return journey between Hexham and Carlisle. Roughly following the line of Hadrian's Wall, the Roman towns and villages, and skirts the edge of the beautiful Northumberland National Park.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Hexham Abbey
  • Hadrian's Wall Line
Durham Cathedral
Day 3


We travel by coach for a guided tour of Durham's top sights, including its impressive Romanesque cathedral and the UNESCO listed 11th century castle, often described as the finest Norman building in Europe. Following the tour, your afternoon is at leisure to continue sightseeing independently. Perhaps visit Durham University's Oriental Museum, dedicated to the art and archaeology of the Orient or perhaps relax with a drink in one of the city's many taverns.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Beamish Museum
Day 4

Beamish Museum

Take a step back in time to 1913 today on a full-day excursion by coach to the living museum of Beamish. This world-famous openair destination tells the story of what life was like in the north-east of England during the early nineteenth century. Your time here is at leisure and you are free to wander the impressively authentic replicas of The Town, Colliery and 'Rowley Station' for a fully interactive experience, set in 300 acres of stunning Durham countryside.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Lumley Castle
Day 5

Departure day

After breakfast you are free to depart Lumley Castle. Perhaps you'd like to stay a little longer and admire the gardens and surrounding area, the castle's grounds make an ideal location for a gentle stroll.

  • 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.


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