One night dinner bed & breakfast
Three miles from the centre of Durham, The Honest Lawyer provides modern, motel-style accommodation in stylishly decorated rooms with private entrances. En suite bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, TV, telephone and hairdryer. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi and bar. Meals are served in the restaurant in the main building.
SATURDAY A leisurely departure as we make our way to Durham, where you will have free time for individual pursuits. From here we continue to The Honest Lawyer to freshen up and enjoy an early dinner, before the highlight of our weekend. We transfer to Bishop Auckland where, once darkness has fallen, and against the backdrop of Auckland Castle, the 90 minute show takes place. On a landscaped open air space equivalent to five football pitches with a full size lake at its centre, the show immerses you in 2,000 years of history, with a movie-like, fast paced and action packed journey from Roman times to the Second World War. As the story unfolds you’ll be treated to ships, and a steam train, mass choreography, combat, dance and dazzling pyrotechnics. Return to the hotel late evening. Note: We suggest warm clothing for this outdoor event. Due to its location there will be some walking involved to access the site and seating is tiered, therefore it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
SUNDAY After breakfast we make our way to Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, where you can step back in time in this world famous museum set in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham. Talk to the characters that lived and worked in the period, and take a ride on the vintage trams and buses making travelling around the museum easy and fun. We depart mid-afternoon to continue our homeward journey.