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Durham & Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Durham & Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Enjoy this exhilarating horse show complete with chariot races, jousting & stunts followed by a firework display

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Enjoy this exhilarating horse show complete with chariot races, jousting & stunts followed by a firework display

Bowes Museum

Situated in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, the Bowes Museum took 23 years to complete and has been delighting visitors for more than 100 years. A recent £12m revamp has transformed The Bowes Museum into a must see 21st Century place to visit. The famous Silver Swan, stunning galleries, top class exhibitions and fine collection of decorative arts are all housed inside this fabulous listed building which resembles a French chateau. The museum is surrounded by parkland, woodland walks and formal gardens.

 

Kynren

'Kynren - an epic tale of England'. This action packed open-air live show is performed by a cast & crew of over 1000 people and takes the audience on a thrilling adventure through 2000 years of history. Be swept along by a thrilling journey of dazzling pyrotechnics, beautiful choreography and amazing stunts, together with outstanding horsemanship. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT - YOU ARE ADVISED TO DRESS ACCORDINGLY

 

Beamish Living Museum

Beamish is a world famous open air museum telling the story of the people of North East England at two important points in their history - 1825 and 1913. In 1825, the region was rural and thinly populated. The Industrial Revolution, particularly the coming of the railways, accelerated change. By 1913 the heavy industries of the region were at their peak. Beamish stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, eight miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, twelve miles north west of Durham city. It is not a traditional museum. Most of the houses, shops and other buildings have been dismantled, brought to Beamish and rebuilt there. Some - Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and the Drift Mine - were there already. All of the buildings are filled with furniture, machinery and objects, real artefacts from designated collections. What sets Beamish apart from glass case museums is that the story is told not by labels but by costumed staff who are proud of their heritage and happy to share their knowledge with visitors.

 

Day 1

We depart Cumbria and head to Barnard Castle, after coffee in this historic market town we visit Bowes Museum, this magnificent French style chateau took 23 years to complete and houses a fine collection of decorative arts, with 20 galleries over 3 floors and the famous Silver Swan. We leave late afternoon for our journey to Durham and the Radisson Blu Hotel. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 2

A leisurely morning in Durham before we have lunch in the hotel, we then head to Bishop Auckland for an unmissable afternoon and evening. During the afternoon explore the beautifully landscaped grounds of Kynren, listen to live music by the lake, explore the Viking village and be sure not to miss the exhilarating horse show complete with chariot races, jousting and stunts. Obtain yourself some refreshments from the many food and drink outlets, before taking to our deluxe seat for the show Kynren - 'an epic tale of England'. This action-packed open-air live show performed by a cast and crew of over 1000 people takes the audience on a thrilling adventure through 2000 years of history, including Boudicca's courageous but doomed uprising against the Romans and the clash of Viking and Anglo Saxon leaders at the battle of Stamford Bridge, King Arthur's magical encounter with the Lady of the Lake and as he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Step aboard Queen Elizabeth I's royal barge as she invites Shakespeare to introduce to her some of his most famous characters, trace the bloody outcome of England's Civil War and follow King Charles' final journey to the executioner's block. Join in the lavish celebrations of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and travel with the brave soldiers to the battlefields of the continent during both World Wars. Be swept along by a thrilling, family-friendly journey of dazzling pyrotechnics, beautiful choreography, amazing stunts and hard-to believe horsemanship combined with an inspired, original soundtrack to leave you enraptured and awestruck. We return to the hotel after the show. Please note this is an outdoor event and you are advised to dress accordingly.

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Day 3

Today we visit the famous Living Museum of the North, the Beamish Museum. Set within 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside, this fascinating, open-air museum tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820’s, 1900’s and 1940’s. We experience town life as it would have been during these times and attractions include restored tram and replica bus rides, an authentic town street, colliery village, working farm, steam locomotives and much more. Dinner at the hotel.

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Day 4

Following a leisurely breakfast we travel to Richmond for coffee before heading via Leyburn and Aysgarth to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. We leave Hawes mid afternoon for the journey home, arriving back late afternoon.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Durham

The Radisson Blu Durham overlooks the River Wear and is centrally located within walking distance of the historic city centre. All 207 stylishly decorated rooms are spacious and contemporary in style and all rooms come with flatscreen TVs, tea & coffee making facilities and high-end toiletries. There is a large, modern restaurant with a view over the river and the hotel also has a stylish bar with comfortable seating and leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, steam room and gym. Lift.

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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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 Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
From Price Call Back Telephone Favourites
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