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Durham and Bishop Auckland day tour

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  • 8 Hours
  • Grade: Moderate
  • From £255.00

Discover the mighty Prince Bishops

Explore the fortresses of the most powerful northern lords in the Middle Ages.

The Prince Bishops of Durham were incredibly powerful lords and religious leaders in the North of England during the Middle Ages. They wielded the power of both secular lords and medieval bishops – being able to rival monarchs at points in their power. It often joked during the Middle Ages that there were two kings in England – one sat in London wearing a crown while the other sat in Durham wearing a mitre.

During this tour, we will explore the UNESCO world heritage site, Durham Cathedral. From there we will have lunch before proceeding to Auckland Castle – now famous for the internationally acclaimed Auckland Project. Here you will explore Auckland Castle and the Faith Museum, telling the story of Christianity in the British Isles.

For groups of four or fewer, please get in touch with us to organise your bespoke booking. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

Customers travelling from Edinburgh: Please note, we can collect customers from Alnmouth train station at no additional cost, but for groups of four or fewer there will be an additional surcharge of £500.00 for travel for Edinburgh collection and drop off.

    Pickup & Drop Off

    We collect customers from your accommodation on the day of the tour, please include details of your accommodation during booking to facilitate this. 

    Departure Time

    We will collect you by 9 am on the day of your tour. 

    What to Bring

    • Clothing for any weather (this is England, after all!)
    • Shoes you’re comfortable walking in
    • A camera to capture photos of your favourite sights

    Before you Come

    • We’ll need a mobile/cell phone number that we can contact you on in case of any last-minute changes on the day of your tour
    • Let us know if you have any disabilities within your group (e.g. wheelchair use, vision impairment) and we will make the necessary arrangements
    • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is cancelled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

    If you Need to Cancel

    • More than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll provide a full refund
    • Less than 3 days before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 50% cancellation fee
    • Less than 1 day before a booked tour: we’ll charge a 100% cancellation fee