3 days in Beamish Itinerary

3 days in Beamish Itinerary

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Beamish ©
Beamish, previously named 'Pit Hill', is a village in County Durham, England, situated to the north east of Stanley.The village is contained within Hell Hole Wood and is home to Beamish Museum, an open-air museum seeking to replicate a northern town of the early 20th century. On the 20th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Angel of the North, and then go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Beamish online tour planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Durham, The Angel of the North
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
The Angel of the North ©
The Angel of the North