Delightful Durham Dales with Coast & Steam

Sporting Lodge Hotel Middlesbrough

Departure Date:

No. of Days:

5 days

£289.00 pp

Explore the incredible city of Durham!

This wonderful tour gives you the chance to explore the incredible city of Durham whilst also enjoying a rail journey through the stunning Yorkshire countryside. There is also an afternoon exploring the pretty seaside resort of Whitby and a fascinating visit to the historical maritime town of Hartlepool. There is even a visit to Barnard Castle - the historic, ‘must-see’ European market town in the Durham Dales. Discover the best of the North York Moors and Durham Dales on this delightful coach trip.

Middlesborough Sporting Lodge

This modern hotel is packed full of character and features a lovely bar and restaurant area. In addition and, as the name suggest, there are extensive leisure facilities including a large gym, indoor pool and a host of other fitness options. The bedrooms are very comfortably furnished and you are assured a warm welcome from the team.

Day 1

After joining the coach, we head towards our destination that will have coffee/lunch stops along the way. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.

Days 2-4

Traditional English breakfast followed by excursion. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.

Hartlepool & Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Today, we make for maritime Hartlepool - once an old fishing town and now home to award-winning attractions in the historic marina. The centrepiece is the award-winning Historic Quay – a faithful reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the exciting experience of what life was like at the time of Nelson and Trafalgar. Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar which dares you to experience life aboard a real British Naval frigate two centuries ago.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby

We travel to Pickering, where we join the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a steam train journey through rugged moorland to Whitby, passing through Goathland – ‘Aidensfield’ in TV’s ‘Heartbeat’ – on the way. Whitby is a maritime town, fishing port and seafarer’s haven, bursting with character and unique. Wander the alleyways and narrow streets and perhaps climb the steps up to Whitby Abbey. After free time in Whitby, we meet the coach and return to the hotel.

Barnard Castle & Durham

Barnard Castle (featured in The Guardian’s ’10 of the UK’s best small towns’) is a haven for discerning shoppers and treasure seekers, the town’s many antique shops provide a charming shopping experience. Many of the town’s shops are thriving independent retailers. On offer on the high street are many distinctive products, some made locally. We leave Barnard Castle at around midday and travel through the Durham Dales to the ancient and historic city of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman castle high above the river Wear. Explore the city with its labyrinth of little streets and alleyways, or you may fancy a stroll by the river?

  • Reserved coach seating throughout
  • 4 nights' dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Excursions to Barnard Castle & Durham
  • Visit to the Hartlepool Maritime Experience & Hartlepool
  • Ride the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central

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Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have


£60 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Monday 02 Sep 2019
Duration: 5 Days

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