Historic Durham, Beamish & Captain Cook’s Whitby Weekend

We take a journey into the past on this delightful break to the North East, combining vibrant cityscapes with the picturesque coastline of North Yorkshire. We enjoy a host of historically-themed excursions during our fascinating weekend, from the bustling port of Whitby, once the home of the famous seafarer Captain Cook, to the captivating open-air living museum of Beamish and the beautiful city Durham.


Travel Options


5 Days from just £pp

Holiday Highlights

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

Swipe left and right

Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel from Price Single Supplement  
15/10/2020 £299.00 £N/A Book Now
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.

North East England And Whitby Short Breaks

Day 1
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2
Today we start with a visit to the ever-popular living museum of Beamish, which 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.

Our next stop is 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.


Day 3
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head to 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. After some free time here we rejoin the coach for our journey home.

Please note: itinerary order subject to change