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Teesdale and Beamish

18th - 22nd May 2025

Join us for an unforgettable four-night tour that unveils the hidden gems of Teesdale and the Pennines. Known as the "Backbone of England," this stunning mountain range offers a perfect blend of exhilarating driving routes, breathtaking landscapes, and charming villages and market towns that seem frozen in time. 


The Pennines are renowned for their natural beauty. Drive through the Yorkshire Dales where you'll encounter stunning vistas, limestone cliffs, and serene reservoirs. The contrasting landscapes provide an ever-changing and captivating view from behind the wheel. 


Teesdale, historically marking the boundary of the North Riding before the 1974 local government reorganisation, remains the northernmost area of the "Yorkshire" Dales region. Its unique position offers a blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty that is waiting to be explored. 


Our tour includes a visit to The Bowes Museum, a magnificent building in the historic market town of Barnard Castle. This grand museum houses significant collections of fine and decorative arts, offering a cultural feast for art lovers. 


We also explore Beamish, a living, working museum set in 300 acres of Durham countryside. Costumed folk bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm, and Pockerley Old Hall, providing an immersive experience of how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings at Beamish are authentic structures, meticulously relocated and rebuilt to give visitors a true sense of history. 


Embark on this thrilling adventure through the Pennines and Teesdale, where every moment is filled with discovery, beauty, and the timeless charm of England's scenic heartland. 

(price based on two people sharing a room)

£1,499 per person (XK or E-type Members)
£1,549 per person (Non-Members)
Brief tour overview
  • DAY 1: Arrival at Headlam Hall Hotel & Tour Briefing

  • DAY 2: ‘Bowling along to Bowes Museum’ Run

  • DAY 3: Day at leisure

  • DAY 4: ‘Up, down & around the Pennines’ Run

  • DAY 5: Tour end & departure

What's Included

  • 4 Nights at Headlam Hall Hotel

  • Welcome drink on the first night

  • Breakfast each morning at the hotel

  • Dinner each evening at the hotel

  • Access to the hotel spa

  • 2 Coffee Stops

  • 2 Organised Runs​

  • Admission to Bowes Museum

  • Admission to Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

  • Detailed Road Book

  • Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

  • Car Parking at Hotel

  • Services of a Backwater Tours Representative throughout the tour

What's Not Included

  • All drinks, to accommodate individual preferences

Option to upgrade to Deluxe Room

£100 per person

To book online, click here

Or call us on 01732 879181

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