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Durham, Richmond & the Delightful Dales

Durham, Richmond & the Delightful Dales

This NEW holiday takes us to the delightful county of Durham, featuring Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum as well as Durham itself.

Holiday Highlights

  • 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Home Link included

  • Historic city of Durham

  • Historic Richmond

  • Bowes Museum and The Silver Swan

  • Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum

  • Swaledale & Wensleydale


We depart and make our way to the
northeast and arriving late afternoon for the
next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


This morning we drive north to the
historic city of Durham, well known for its huge
cathedral which sits overlooking the rest of the
city and its beautiful cityscape. Maybe enjoy a
stroll along the riverside and perhaps obtain
lunch in one of many cosy city cafes. A must visit
is Durham cathedral with its great architecture
and peaceful surroundings.


We begin today and travel to
nearby Richmond, a pretty town where this
morning we have time to explore and wander at
leisure. You could enjoy a walk around Richmond
Castle or perhaps visit the Green Howards
Regimental Museum during our stop. Leaving
Richmond we head along beautiful Swaledale
and Leyburn, a thriving market town in


We travel to Barnard Castle, a lovely
small town in which you can see where Dickens
immortalised ‘Dotheboys Hall School’, visit the
oldest home in the town where Oliver Cromwell
sough refuge, browse around the antique shops
or just visit the castle itself, high above the Tees.
We then visit Bowes Museum, just outside the
town, a majestic French-style chateau, opened
in 1892.


After breakfast we leave and begin our
journey home.

Your Hotel


The Holiday Inn Darlington Scotch Corner is

just a short drive from our visits and is an ideal

base for this tour. Hotel facilities include indoor

swimming pool and gym, bar and lounge. All

bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone,

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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