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A Taste Of Luxury In The Durham Dales A Taste Of Luxury In The Durham Dales

A Taste Of Luxury In The Durham Dales

A Taste Of Luxury In The Durham Dales

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Join us as we head to County Durham for our A Taste of Luxury in the Durham Dales Tour.  If it’s ever been your dream to stay at a castle now’s your chance with a wonderful stay at the 4-star Lumley Castle Hotel. The magnificent Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape for 630 years, the Grade I listed castle is a monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honor. During our stay visit South Shields home of the late Catherine Cookson, one of the UK’s most extraordinary traditional seaside resorts, experience the coastal charm and unparalleled charisma surrounded by golden sands, dramatic cliffs and uninterrupted views out to the North Sea with a guided tour of Arbeia Roman Fort Unesco World Heritage Site and a scenic coastal drive included. Discover the ancient and historic city of Durham, another wonderful World Heritage Site with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with its magnificent cathedral and castle. Take a journey to uncover the secret story behind Ushaw house, chapels and garden, the historic gem hidden in beautiful Durham Countryside. Don’t miss out on this little ‘taste of luxury’ in the North East.



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Guided tour of Arbeia Roman Fort

Admission to Ushaw historic house, garden and chapels


Executive coach travel throughout



Single room supplement – £100.00


Depart Leyland at 09.00hrs for our journey to the Lumley Castle Hotel with a lunch stop in Hexham and a photo opportunity at the Angel of the North en-route.

Tuesday - Thursday
Free time in the resort with the following excursions:

Today's excursion takes us to the coast and South Shields with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Arbeia Roman Fort before heading to the town for free time to explore, why not visit the South Shields Museum and Art Gallery or head to the quayside. Following our visit, we take a scenic drive along the coast, past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn before returning to the hotel.

This morning we visit Ushaw, a magnificent historic house with wonderful gardens and chapels, uncover the story that was born more than 200 years ago in secret as a religious community for training priests, followed by an afternoon visit to the ancient and historic city of Durham, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman cathedral and castle sitting high above the River Wear, explore the city with its labyrinth of little streets and alleyways, or take a stroll by the river, allowing time for lunch return to the hotel mid-afternoon.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for our return journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route

Single room supplement


For Sole Use










 Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-Le-Street, Durham, DH3 4NX







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







Hotel Website







Hotel Contact

 0191 389 1111





About the hotel

   For 630 years the Grade I listed Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham Landscape, now a wonderful hotel offering 4-star accommodation surrounded my magnificent parkland overlooking the River Wear and The County Durham Cricket ground. Relax and unwind in the newly refurbished Library Bar. Guest bedrooms are elegant, uniquely designed, comfortable rooms with all the essentials you would need for a relaxing stay. N.B. For an additional cost and to be booked and paid directly with the hotel you can indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea; Lumley Castle is also the first UK Historic Site to have its own Escape Room – Lily of Lumley – a truly immersive and thrilling Escape experience.










Yes- some upper floors accessible by stairs only





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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed