Durham and Newcastle


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • See Durham and its dramatic skyline
  • Experience bustling Newcastle
  • Enjoy the quaint market town on Barnard Castle

Experience the best of the North East with this great value break. You'll see historic Durham, bustling Newcastle and the quaint market town of Barnard Castle.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One:
We make our way to Rushyford via the interchange. After check in at the Eden Arms Hotel we will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two - Four:
We spend the next three days in Rushyford, with three included excursions to discover the beauty and heritage of the North East.

We visit stunning Durham, one of the country's most important and historic cities, with thousands of years’ worth of people and stories to discover at the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Cathedral and Castle. 

From the North East’s most important city historically, to its most important currently. We visit Newcastle, famous for its art, sport, history and nightlife where you will have free time to discover this great city.

The final place we visit is the seaside town of Hartlepool, where you will have the chance to discover the maritime history of the town.

Day Five:
After breakfast at the hotel we checkout and travel home via the interchange. (B) 

Eden Arms Hotel


Set in the heart of County Durham the facilities at the Eden Arms Hotel include en suite accommodation, a leisure club and fully equipped conference and banqueting facilities. Dining is available in our bar lounge and Binchesters Restaurant, which serves a wide variety of dishes throughout the day. From light lunches in the bar, to bistro style cuisine in the restaurant you're sure to enjoy a most memorable meal. During your stay you can enjoy free use of the leisure club with its fully equipped gym, indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, spa. The hotel also provides excellent wedding and conference facilities, making the Eden Arms the perfect location for both your business or leisure break.

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions


We enjoy an excursion to Durham, in the ‘Land of the Prince Bishops’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During free time take the chance to see and explore the magnificent cathedral, Norman castle, medieval streets and riverside walks which all combine to make an unforgettable visit. Or hire a pleasure boat and take a trip along the river for great views of the city from a different perspective.



We'll take a trip to the historical maritime town of Hartlepool the old fishing town now attracts tourists anting to discover the town and the area's nautical past. The award-winning attractions of the town include the historic harbour run by the National Museum of the Royal Navy which contains the oldest Navy ship still afloat, the HMS Trincomalee. Or head to one of the many beautiful beaches nearby. Steetley Pier Beach offers fantastic solitude and stunning golden sands and is just outside the town centre.



From the moment you first spot the iconic Tyne Bridge until you leave, you won't run out of things to see and do while you're in the fantastic city of Newcastle. Whether you want to enjoy some retail therapy at the boutique shops of the Central Arcade or you fancy taking in some history at the remains of the Castle there's something for everyone. There's also the great museums spread across the city including the Great North Museum and University Galleries, after all that why not sample one of the many pubs the city is famous for?