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Delightful Durham Dales

Delightful Durham Dales

The beauty of the Durham Dales offers a nice contrast with historic Durham, stunning scenery, historic towns and more. On this holiday we visit the spectacular Kielder Water where we enjoy a boat trip.

Holiday Highlights

• 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

• Historic city of Durham

• Bowes Museum and The Silver Swan

• Barnard Castle

• Kielder Forest Park and Kielder Water Cruise

• Hadrians Wall Country

• Bellingham and North Tyne Valley


We depart and make our way to the
northeast and arriving late afternoon for the
next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and breakfast
where tea/coffee is served on arrival.


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


This morning we travel to the
historic City of Durham, acclaimed as a World
Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent
Norman Cathedral, 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, before we leave Durham and return
to the hotel.


Leaving after breakfast we begin our
day with a drive to the market town of Barnard
Castle. You can see where Dickens immortalised
‘Dothboys Hall’, take a look at Cromwell’s
refuge, browse round the antique shops or visit
the castle itself, high above the Tees. We then visit Bowes Museum, just outside the town. It is a
majestic French-style chateau, opened in 1892
and will amaze you with its superb collection.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
journey home.

Your Hotel

The Blackwell Grange Hotel


The Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th century

mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds.

Hotel facilities include leisure club with heated indoor swimming

 pool, spa and saunas. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV,

radio, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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 outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
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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