Looking for a place to take a trip to the past, full of history and charm, with enough to entertain the entire family? When you’re in County Durham the one place that offers all this and more has to be the Beamish Museum, located in Stanley. Conveniently located close to Durham and Chester Le Street, this is an ideal day trip for those looking to spend a few days or longer in the area. It’s only a few hours’ drive from London meaning it’s a simple and easy getaway location in the North, accessible by road and public transport.
Discover The Beamish Museum
The Beamish Museum experience offers amazing sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes in an experience that brings the past to life. Beamish is unique as visitors can get their hands on history instead of just looking at it in a glass case. Here you can step into the past to explore the 350-acre site, as Beamish tells the story of the people of North East England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Take the opportunity to taste traditional food, hop on board a tram or steam train, play schoolyard games and visit the Co-op shops. For more information on planning your visit take a look here, and decide which tickets would be best for you and your group. Adult tickets are available from £21, children from £12, and family tickets from £37. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the museum and entry is free for dogs!
Find Local Accommodation For Your Visit
If you are looking for a holiday home, cottage, or self-catering apartment for your Beamish Museum visit or on any Durham escape, Plawsworth Hall has everything you could possibly need. Plawsworth village is surrounded by beautiful Durham countryside, with acres of natural surroundings Plus, a few of the holiday cottages are dog friendly if you want to bring your four-legged friend with you on holiday. The accommodation is fully equipped and our weekly housekeeping and linen service will keep your self-catered space in tip-top shape during your stay, while an onsite office and reception will assist as required.
Close to Durham Delights
There are so many Durham delights in the surrounding area offering a host of sights and places to explore, including stately homes, old churches, countryside walks, and of course, the delights of Durham city. Chester Le Street is also close by, home to many local restaurants, pubs and bars to get out and enjoy a day or evening out. Discover local walking loops, longer trails, and countryside rambles with your family, taking the time to enjoy everything and immerse in nature – the best opportunity to relax.
We Look Forward to Your Visit
For more information about Plawsworth Hall, and the ever-popular self-catering accommodation, take a look at the website or give the hall reception a call. The team would be happy to assist you to book the best accommodation for your group, family, or pets to join you.