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Durham, Richmond & The Delightful Dales

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Your Holiday Hotel

The Holiday Inn Scotch Corner 2*

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 an indoor swimming pool and gym, bar and lounge. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, telephone, and tea & coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift.


Your Tour Includes

  • Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Daily excursions

  • Bowes Museum excursion

  • Hotel with leisure facilities

Day 1

Depart from your home area travelling to North Yorkshire, arriving late afternoon at the Holiday Inn Darlington (Scotch Corner). Four nights stay- dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 2

This morning we drive north to the historic city of Durham, well known for its huge cathedral, sat 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.

Day 3

We begin today with a ride to nearby Richmond, a pretty town where we stop this morning with time to explore and wander at leisure. You could enjoy the 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 Wensleydale. Later we return to Bedale and the hotel.

Day 4

Today we make for Barnard Castle. In this little town you can see where Dickens immortalised 'Dothboys Hall'take a look at Cromwell's refuge, browse around 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. You will be amazed by its superb collection.

Day 5

After breakfast, we leave and head for home.

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
Aberdeen, Skene St Skene St, behind HMT, Aberdeen
Arbroath Burnside Drive Bus stop Burnside Drive near police st,Arbroath
Aviemore, Rail Station Rail Station Bus Stop, Aviemore
Banff, St Marys Car Park Outside St Mary's Car Park, Bus Stop, Banff
Buckie Square Cluny Square, Buckie
Craibstone Park & Ride Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen Park & Ride
Dundee Tesco Retail Park Kingsway Retail Park Bus Stop, (Behind Pizza Hut)
Elgin Old Post Office Outside, Old Post Office, Elgin
Fochabers Square Fochabers Square
Forfar Bus Stop Forfar Bus Stop, Outside RBS
Forres, Tolbooth Outside Tolbooth, Forres
Huntly, Tesco Bus Stop Tesco Bus Stop, Petrol Station, Huntly
Inverness, Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Tesco, Inverness, Off A96
Inverurie, Town Hall Town Hall Bus Stop, Inverurie
Keith, Bus Stop Tescos Bus Stop at Tesco's, Keith
Nairn, Sainsburys Sainsburys, Bus Stop, Nairn A96
Perth Broxden Services Broxden Services, Perth
Portlethen, Muirend Road Muirend Road Bus Stop (Beside Asda), Portlethen
Portsoy, Station Hotel Outside Station Hotel, Portsoy
Stonehaven Car Park Stonehaven Beach Road Car Park
Stracathro Services Stracathro Service Areas
Turriff Tesco Bus Stop Bus Stop Outside Tesco Turriff

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