Historic Durham, Beamish & Captain Cook’s Whitby

Exploring some of the North East’s finest attractions, we enjoy a host of historically-themed excursions. From the bustling port of Whitby, once the home of the famous seafarer Captain Cook, to the open-air living museum of Beamish and beautiful Durham, we take a journey into the past in this fascinating part of Britain.


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Holiday Highlights

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Jury’s Inn, Middlesbrough
  • Excursions to Durham, Beamish Living Museum & Whitby
  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Jury’s Inn, Middlesbrough
  • Excursions to Durham, Beamish Living Museum & Whitby

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Jury’s Inn

We’ll stay at the comfortable Jury’s Inn, situated close to Middlesbrough town centre. The hotel offers a bar and restaurant plus leisure facilities including a Jacuzzi, steam room and gym. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

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Durham (full day)
We visit the handsome university city of Durham, where we find an abundance of impressive historical buildings and sights. These include the 11th-century castle, the university’s Botanic Garden and the highlight of the city’s skyline, the magnificent Norman cathedral.

Beamish Living Museum (full day)
The ever-popular living museum of Beamish gives us the opportunity to discover the amazing industrial heritage in the North of England. From the 1940s farm to the early 20th-century Pit Village, we take a step back in time as we meet costumed characters and catch a tram through The Town; a typical market town from the years leading up to the First World War.

Whitby (full day)
We spend the day exploring the charming coastal town of Whitby, famed for its connection to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and for its striking jet jewellery. Wander around the busy harbour before tackling the climb up to the atmospheric ruined abbey perched on the cliffs above the town. Whitby was once the home of the famous explorer Captain Cook, who lived here as an apprentice. Afterwards, we take a scenic drive along the coast back to the hotel.

Durham (full day)
We visit the handsome university city of Durham, where we find an abundance of impressive historical buildings and sights. These include the 11th-century castle, the university’s Botanic Garden and the highlight of the city’s skyline, the magnificent Norman cathedral.

Beamish Living Museum (full day)
The ever-popular living museum of Beamish gives us the opportunity to discover the amazing industrial heritage in the North of England. From the 1940s farm to the early 20th-century Pit Village, we take a step back in time as we meet costumed characters and catch a tram through The Town; a typical market town from the years leading up to the First World War.

Whitby (full day)
We spend the day exploring the charming coastal town of Whitby, famed for its connection to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and for its striking jet jewellery. Wander around the busy harbour before tackling the climb up to the atmospheric ruined abbey perched on the cliffs above the town. Whitby was once the home of the famous explorer Captain Cook, who lived here as an apprentice. Afterwards, we take a scenic drive along the coast back to the hotel.