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The Treasure Trove Tour: Durham, York and Lincoln

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Highlights

  • Spend 4 days experiencing 3 of the UK’s best-loved locations
  • Visit the fascinating city of Durham, home to Durham Cathedral
  • Enjoy entrance to Whitby Abbey and the Jorvik Viking Centre
  • Experience the history of the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle
  • Gorgeous 4 star hotel stay included
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Day 1 – Durham

Your journey begins at London’s King’s Cross Station where the Harry Potter fans amongst you can take a selfie or two at Platform 9 ¾ . Before you board your train, decide if you’re more of a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff!

When you get to Durham, check into your gorgeous 4 star hotel and venture out to settle that rumbling stomach. Why not try the Undercroft restaurant? This scrumptious restaurant is located in Durham Cathedral’s medieval undercroft and offers an array of tantalising hot and cold favourites.

Whilst you’re in Durham Cathedral’s grounds, why don’t you explore the historic Cathedral itself? As one of the most lavish cathedrals in Britain, it is bursting at the seams with exceptional beauty that you won’t go forgetting in a hurry. Durham Cathedral is known as the earliest church to be sealed with a rib vault that went on to be used across the rest of Europe’s cathedrals. Enjoy the glorious state-of-the-art exhibition gallery and see if you can recognise the cloisters used in the Harry Potter film franchise!

Day 2 – York

Start your 2nd day of UK adventuring with free leisure time in Durham for you to use as you please! Whether you want to do a spot of shopping or uncover more historical treasures, the decision is yours.

Check out of your hotel and jump on the train to your next fabulous destination – York! After arriving, check-in to your hotel so you can start your evening exploration.

Want a drinks suggestion? Settle down and relax to drinks at Brew York, a showpiece ten barrel craft brewery and tap room, showcasing the best local ales in the area. As scrumptious as it is beautiful, you can sit in the riverside garden or in the pub’s traditional surroundings.

Day 3 – Lincoln

Enjoy a trip to Whitby Abbey Clifford’s Tower, built for Henry III in the 13th century. Offering sensational views of York, it is an unmissable visit on your trip to the great city. Once you’re in the mood for learning, try out Whitby Abbey which inspired Bram Stoker’s world-famous tale of Dracula! Full of drama, history and gore, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your day’s adventure.

Spend the afternoon of your Treasure Trove Tour at the Jorvik Viking Centre where you will explore the most famous and shocking discoveries of modern archaeology. These incredible discoveries enabled the centre to be built on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience where you take a journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets and experience life as it would have been in 10th century York.

Check out of your hotel late afternoon and journey to your last destination – Lincoln. Once you’ve got yourself settled into your hotel, walk up Steep Hill to soak in idyllic views of Lincoln, dubbed ‘Britain’s Best Place’ in 2012. Here, you’ll get to explore the beautiful boutiques and eateries and enjoy the beautiful architecture dating back almost 2,000 years.

Day 4 – London

One of the highlights of the trip has to be seeing the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle. Featuring on many tourists’ bucket lists; it is an absolute must do activity during your time in Lincoln. The Magna Carta is the sole surviving copy of the 13th century original. Get up close to it as you learn more about this fascinating document that changed the course of history making Lincoln Castle one of the most important landmarks in the country

At the end of your day, jump on the train from Lincoln back to London with bags full of memories and photos!

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