Autumn outing to the Cathedral and adjacent 13 century Hall & Gardens
Our Autumn outing will find us in the historic university town of Durham. The cathedral has been a place of worship for almost a millennium. The building is cherished for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and is famous as the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of the Venerable Bede. The Open Treasure experience is a new world-class exhibition giving journeys through the Cloistral buildings of the monk’s dormitory and great kitchen, with displays of the Cathedral’s incredible collections.
In the afternoon we will visit the historically unique Crook Hall & Gardens nestled by the river Dee. The 13th century hall is home to the Bell family. It is an exceptional building illustrating three major domestic architectural styles. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful English country gardens.
How to book this event:
The price, £42, includes coach travel, entrances, guided tour, coffee & biscuits on arrival.
Please note that this outing does not include lunch or afternoon tea. There are cafes available or you can bring a picnic
Please note that Durham is hilly and the coach has to park down by the river. For members less able there is a small public minibus to the cathedral. Please bring
concessionary bus passes otherwise there is a fee.
To book please either download one of the forms below and complete and submit as you prefer either by post (cheque or notification that you have paid online) or online by email (bank payment).