Historic Durham, Beamish & Captain Cook’s Whitby

We enjoy a host of historically-themed excursions on this wonderful exploration of the North East. From the bustling port of Whitby, once the home of the famous seafarer Captain Cook, to the fascinating open-air living museum of Beamish and the beautiful city of Durham, this break offers the perfect chance to journey into the past in this captivating part of Britain.


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Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Jurys Inn, Middlesbrough with dinner & breakfast 
  • Excursions to Durham, Beamish Living Museum & Whitby  

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Jury’s Inn

The comfortable Jurys Inn is 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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Hotel Rating

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

North East England And Whitby Short Breaks

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 unique 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 fascinating and 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 also 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.