Christmas in County Durham

Christmas in County Durham

Join us at this new Christmas holiday in County Durham, based at the delightful Blackwell Grange Hotel – a firm favourite with Impression Holidays for many years. We visit the impressive city of Durham as well as taking in the festive delights of Christmases gone by at Beamish.

We visit the impressive city of Durham as well as taking in the festive delights of Christmases gone by at Beamish.


This tour includes our popular door-to-door collection service.


Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the journey to our hotel on the outskirts of Darlington, with a welcoming cup of tea and biscuits on arrival. Tonight, evening meal is followed by musical entertainment.



Christmas Eve: After breakfast, we journey to Beamish (admission included). Experience Christmas from days gone by, take a tram ride into the unique atmosphere of the 1913 Town, explore the houses and shops gaily decked in their Christmas finery with a town crier, carol singers and brass bands to entertain and lots of Christmas fayre to enjoy. After dinner this evening we are entertained by a cabaret act. For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass details of local church services will be available at reception.



Christmas Day: Happy Christmas! Enjoy a relaxing morning. Open your presents, take a stroll or have a swim to work up an appetite for Christmas Day Lunch. Father Christmas will be popping in for a visit before enjoying a slice of Christmas cake while listening to the Queens speech. Later you may want to watch a movie before tonight’s Christmas Day Buffet, followed by a quiz and music from our resident DJ.



Boxing Day: This morning we travel to the ancient and historic city of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent cathedral and Norman castle nearby, high above the River Wear. We have a chance to explore the historic city, take a stroll along wooded riverbanks or maybe visit the cathedral. The great loop of the River Wear’s wooded gorge provides a natural backdrop to its massive cathedral and castle. Downhill from the castle you can trace Durham’s medieval layout as you thread through the narrow winding streets and snickets. Back at our hotel we have a final evening of entertainment after dinner.



Sadly we bid farewell to our hosts at the Blackwell Grange and retrace our journey back to Cambridgeshire where our door-to -door service will take you home.


EB=Full English Breakfast, D=Evening Meal

Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington III

The 3-star Blackwell Grange Hotel is a beautiful 17th century mansion peacefully situated in nine acres of its own grounds and surrounded by a scenic 18-hole golf course. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, lift and leisure club with heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna.


Your Holiday Includes:

  • Door-to-door collection service

  • Luxury coach travel throughout

  • 4 nights choice dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Christmas Lunch

  • Full Christmas programme with nightly entertainment

  • Excursions as described in the itinerary

  • Admission to Beamish at Christmas

  • Porterage


Please note that the Christmas programme is not confirmed at time of publication and is subject to change.

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
Acland Street Coach Park Acland Street Coach Park, Peterborough
Peterborough Services Peterborough Services Coach Park, A1
Stamford Danish Invader Stamford Danish Invader
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