Delightful Durham Dales

Delightful Durham Dales

Kielder Water and Forest are both man-made landscapes and there is a boat trip on the water to enjoy the scenery. Durham boasts a marvellous setting for its cathedral and Norman castle. You'll think you are in France at Barnard Castle's Bowes Museum!

Your Holiday Highlights

 

5 Days • 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast • Home Link included

 

• The city of Durham

• Bowes Museum and the Silver Swan

• Barnard Castle

• Kielder Forest Park and Kielder Water

• Hadrian’s Wall

• Bellingham and North Tyne Valley

Monday

We depart and make our way to the
northeast and arriving late afternoon at Manor
House Hotel. A welcome drink awaits on arrival
and we enjoy 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and
breakfast.

Tuesday

Today's outing takes us north into Northumberland
and the Kielder Forest Park. Here we enjoy a
boat trip around Kielder Water before our return
taking us through Bellingham and the North Tyne
Valley, continuing south into County Durham
to the hotel.

Wednesday

This morning we visit the ancient and historic city of
Durham, acclaimed as a World
Heritage Site and is dominated by the magnificent
Norman castle high above the river Wear.
We can explore the city with its labyrinth of
little streets and alleyways, or you may
fancy a stroll by the river. During the afternoon
we leave Durham and return to the hotel.

Thursday

Leaving after breakfast we begin our day with a
drive to the market town of Barnard Castle. Known as
‘Barny’ to the locals, you can see where Charles
Dickens immortalised ’Dothboys Hall’. We then
visit the Bowes Museum, just outside the town.
Its a majestic French style chateau, opened in
1892 and will amaze you with its its superb collections
including the Silver Swan which swoops down majestically
to collect silver fish, a feat of mechanical engineering and
a sheer delight to watch.

Friday

After breakfast we depart for home.

YOUR HOTEL

 

The Manor House Hotel

The Manor House Hotel and Country Club,

West Auckland, is a 14th century manor

house in its own grounds in the village of

West Auckland. Once a hunting lodge for

Henry VII, the house is steeped in history.

All the comfortable bedrooms are en suite

and have colour TV, telephone, hairdryer

and tea/coffee making facilities. Relax in the

Beehive Bar with its magnificent fireplace

and original beehive oven. The hotel has its

own health club with indoor swimming pool.

The hotel does not have a lift.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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