6 days in County Durham Itinerary

6 days in County Durham Itinerary

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6 days in County Durham Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Seaham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Barnard Castle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Seaham

Seaham ©
Seaham, formerly Seaham Harbour, is a small town in County Durham, situated 6mi south of Sunderland and 13mi east of Durham. Shop till you drop at Spennymoor Town Hall Art Gallery and Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist information. Do some cultural sightseeing at Beamish Museum and Durham Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Raby Castle (in Darlington) and Hall Hill Farm (in Durham). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture, take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seaham day trip planning website .

London to Seaham is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from London in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seaham: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barnard Castle.

Things to do in Seaham

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Durham, Hartlepool, Beamish Museum, Spennymoor Town Hall Art Gallery, Raby Castle
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

2
nights
Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle ©
Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Sandra Parker Studio, then stop by Oswell's, then examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Barnard Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, then take in the exciting artwork at Auckland Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Killhope Lead Mining Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Barnard Castle itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seaham to Barnard Castle. In October in Barnard Castle, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Barnard Castle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bishop Auckland, Killhope Lead Mining Museum
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The Bowes Museum ©
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle ©
Barnard Castle