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Lumley Castle & Durham

(Tour code: 17LRS)Lumley Castle, County Durham and excursions

Experience Durham on this five-night break based at the majestic Lumley Castle in the heart of this alluring county. Discover some of the region's other beautiful castles and visit the Beamish Museum.


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Tour Highlights
  • Elegant Lumley Castle
  • Durham
  • Raby Castle
  • Barnard Castle
  • Hexam
  • Beamish Museum
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


Your tour begins in Durham as you meet your Tour Manager at the train station. From here, transfer to your home for five nights, the elegant Lumley Castle.

  • Dinner
Durham Cathedral
Day 2

Guided Tour of Durham

Return to Durham for a fascinating guided tour this morning. You will take in this beautiful city's top 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
  • Durham Tour
Raby Castle
Day 3

Raby Castle

Today, discover Raby Castle, one of the finest medieval castles in England. Built in the 14th century, Raby Castle is in remarkably immaculate condition. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its superb parkland grounds, taking in the grand state rooms as well as the striking, verdant gardens. Continue to the charming market town of Barnard Castle.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Raby Castle
Hexham Abbey
Day 4


Explore the Hadrian's Wall region today. Take a coach to Hexham and enjoy a guided tour of ancient Hexham Abbey. After lunch you join the Hadrian's Wall Country Line for a return journey between Hexham and Carlisle.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Hexham Abbey
Homeward Bound
Day 6


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.


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