Beamish, Newcastle & Catherine Cookson Weekend

Beamish, Newcastle & Catherine Cookson Weekend

Beamish, Newcastle & Catherine Cookson Weekend

Join us on this new tour to the North East as we enjoy a guided tour of Catherine Cookson country and visit Newcastle and Beamish Open Air Museum, bringing back many memories of bygone times.

Day 1:

Morning collection from home for the journey north, arriving late afternoon for three nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2:

This morning we make the short journey into Newcastle city centre where we have time to enjoy this vibrant city. After time to purchase an early lunch, we join our local guide for a fascinating tour of South Tyneside as we follow the Catherine Cookson trail. We pass the site of Catherine’s birthplace, former home, places of work and worship as we learn of the areas associated with her life. We return to our hotel for evening meal.


Day 3

Today we make a full day visit to the famous Beamish North of England Open Air Museum, capturing the spirit of the North East in the 1800’s and 1900’s. Attractions include restored tram and replica bus rides, authentic town streets, old fashioned sweet shop, working farm, steam locomotives and much more. We return to our hotel with time to relax before evening meal.


Day 4:

Departing our hotel after breakfast we journey to the delightful cathedral city of Durham, dominated by the magnificent cathedral and Norman castle overlooking the river. Later we continue our homeward journey back to Cambridgeshire by mid-evening where our door-to-door service will take you home.


EB=Full English Breakfast, D=Evening Meal