Durham Christmas Market & Beamish

Durham Christmas Market & Beamish

Including visits to Darlington, Durham Christmas Market and see Beamish with a festive feel from the early 1900's


Including visits to Darlington, Durham Christmas Market and see Beamish with a festive feel from the early 1900's

Durham's award-winning, annual Christmas Festival returns in 2012 with a wide range of festive entertainment for all the family in and around the World Heritage Site of the Cathedral and the Castle. In addition to the city centre shops, it typically includes over 200 traders operating throughout the City centre across the weekend - ideal for Christmas presents!

The huge craft and gift marquee on Palace Green features over 160 stalls across all three days of the event. In the Cathedral Cloisters, a Local Food Producers Market operates on both Friday and Saturday. In the Cathedral itself, Carols for All services take place on both Saturday and Sunday.

Weekend entertainment on Palace Green, between the Cathedral and the Castle, includes a live nativity tableau, sleigh rides around Palace Green from Jingle the Pony, live cooking demonstrations by renowned local chefs and tours of the World Heritage Site, ceramic tile decorating, juggling, a falconry display, tours of the Castle and World Heritage Site, and performances from a wide range of local musicians.


A whole season of Christmas festivities at Beamish sees The Town and Pit Village taking on a festive feel with period decorations from the early 1900s.

There will be traditional entertainment and, at weekends, Father Christmas in his cosy fireside grotto and our real outdoor ice rink in the Pit Village. It's how every Christmas ought to be!

Day 1

We leave Cumbria in the morning and head to Richmond for coffee before spending the afternoon in Darlington, with its range of independent stylish shops alongside high street favourites and the Victorian Market Hall. We leave Darlington late afternoon for our short journey to Newton Aycliffe and our hotel the Barcelo Redworth Hall. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

Full day visit to the award winning Durham Christmas Festival, set in and around the world heritage site of the cathedral and the castle. Over 160 stalls offer you the chance to find that 'something different' for Christmas. Entertainment takes place throughout the city. We return to Redworth Hall for dinner.

B, D

Day 3

We leave our hosts at Redworth Hall and travel to the Beamish Open Air Museum, where the town and pit village take on a true festive feel with period decorations from the early 1900's. We return to Cumbria late afternoon.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Redworth Hall Hotel


A beautiful country hotel in County Durham, 4 star Premium Redworth Hall Hotel is perfectly located for holidays and short breaks to Durham and Darlington. This Jacobean Manor House hotel which dates back to 1693 is situated just off the A1(M) only 8 miles from Darlington and 20 miles from Durham. Sitting in 150 acres of stunning woodland Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel is ideal for a relaxing country break, and offers a superb location for exploring Durham and the surrounding area.

This hotel near Durham boasts 143 bedrooms including 34 contemporary Deluxe Spa rooms featuring spa baths and multi-jet showers. Dating back to 1693, the Jacobean styled Redworth Hall has an interesting history being home to various members of the Crosier and Surtees families until 1950. The hall retains many of its original features, namely the magnificent galleried Baronial Great Hall and ornate spiral stone staircase. Dine in the AA Rosette Restaurant 1744 or relax in the bar with the drink. To complete your luxury stay at Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel, let us pamper you in the hotel's Beauty Rooms which offer a wide range of spa and beauty treatments, the hotel also has its own Hair Salon for a complete pampering experience. Open to hotel guests and local members alike, the Health Club  at Redworth Hall Hotel offers a range of facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, fitness studio for classes and outdoor tennis courts. The children can wear themselves out in the indoor soft play area or the outdoor adventure playground.


Barceló Redworth Hall Hotel is ideally located to use as base to explore Durham, Darlington or even Newcastle. Visit the beautiful city of Durham and see the 900 year old Cathedral and Durham Castle, or explore the great outdoors in the Durham Dales. Nearby you'll also find Raby Castle and The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. For a day at the races Sedgefield and Catterick Bridge Racecourses are within 18 miles of the hotel.

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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