Durham Holiday Deals & Short Break Offers

Sort:

Late Coach Deals – Just Go Holidays (formerly TheCoachHoliday.com)

Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com) offers

UK Coach Deal: Enjoy a fantastic break with Just Go Holidays, formerly TheCoachHoliday.com from just £129! Celebrating 15 years of success, TheCoachHoliday.com rebranded and renamed themselves as Just Go Holidays! … more.

Expires: 22nd Apr 2018

£10 Annual Senior Coachcard and save 1/3 on travel – National Express

National Express offers

UK Senior Coachcard Deal: Save a third on all standard fares with a Senior Coachcard, just £10 per year! Do you love taking day trips and short breaks? Enjoy visiting friends … more.

Expires: 7th Apr 2018

£129 – UK 5 Day Coach Holiday Breaks – Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com)

Just Go! Holidays (thecoachholiday.com) offers

UK Coach Break Deals: Grab a great value coach break in from £129pp with JustGoHolidays Give yourself something to look forward to in 2016 with a great value coach break … more.

Expires: 14th Jan 2018

£5 – UK Luxury Coach Travel Services – Megabus UK

Megabus UK offers

UK Coach Travel Deal: Relax in a little more comfort on your coach travel, from £5pp Travelling by coach this summer/autumn but crave a little more comfort? Megabus are offering a new … more.

Expires: 1st Dec 2018

10% Off UK Coach Breaks – Alfa Travel

Alfa Travel offers

UK Coach Deals: Save 10% on your UK Coach Breaks with Alfa Travel Try something new for your next holiday and enjoy a mystery break and you could save yourself … more.

Expires: 28th Feb 2018

£1 MegaBus UK Coach Travel – Megabus

Megabus UK offers

UK Coach Deal: Travel across the UK with the Megabus early booking offer travel from just £1 + 50p booking fee! Getting around can be so costly these days and … more.

Expires: 10th Jan 2018

Durham – County birthplace of Rowan Atkinson and “Mr. Bean”

There is evidence to suggest that a settlement appeared in the region as early as 2000 BC and the City itself can be traced back to 995 AD.

Although Durham is located inland, there were proposals in 1720 to make it a sea port. This was to be achieved by creating a canal that would join the River Team. Nothing became of this plan, but the idea was again suggested in 1759, where it was hoped that the Wear could be made navigable from Durham to Sunderland, which would involve altering the course of the river. But because of the increasing size of the ships and the fact that Sunderland had already grown into a main port, this idea was abandoned as well.

By the beginning of the 19th century Durham was well known for carpet making, weaving, mustard and coal extraction.

A number of famous people are connected with the City and County, such as Tony Blair, who spent much of his childhood in Durham, and Rowan Atkinson (creator of Mr. Bean), who was born in Consett, not far from the City.

Reasons to visit Durham

There are many scenic areas to visit, including a good selection of historical buildings such as Durham Castle, a Norman Castle that stands on top of a hill above the River Wear. The castle has been occupied as a university since 1840, although guided tours are allowed.

Other places of interest include Durham Cathedral, which was founded in 1093 AD and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture. Elvet Bridge crosses the River Wear and is a mediaeval masonry arch bridge constructed in 1160. There are a number of other bridges (old and new) like the Framwellgate, Kingsgate and Prebends bridges.

Entertainment and Dining in Durham

Durham offers theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and a good selection of pubs. There are many interesting places to eat such as Finbarr’s Restaurant (British Food), El Coto (Mediterranean) and the Gourmet Spot (European).

Accommodation in Durham

There are Guest Houses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation available, and camping facilities outside the City. Hotels include the Premier Inn in the City Centre, the Radisson Blu Hotel and Lumley Castle Hotel.