A Taste of Durham

A Taste of Durham

A Taste of Durham

Good food is an essential ingredient for any day out or holiday and you’ll certainly not go hungry in Durham. Our local food heroes work hard to produce high quality ingredients, which are transformed into delicious seasonal dishes in the county’s award-winning eateries and attractions.

• Experience ‘plot to plate’ in action at The Auckland Project in Bishop Auckland. Fruit and vegetables from the restored 17th century walled garden are served in Auckland Castle’s café The Bishop’s Kitchen, the nearby tapas restaurant El Castillo, in the Spanish Gallery and the Park Head Hotel.

• Discover the flavours of yesteryear at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. From fish and chips cooked in beef dripping to moreish treats from the Edwardian Bakery and 1900s sweet shop, you will be spoilt for choice.

• Learn how people prepared food many centuries ago at Raby Castle, which boasts a magnificent medieval kitchen with handwritten recipes on display. Dine in style at the new Vinery Café Restaurant, a stylish and airy recreation of the historic glass house which once stood on the same spot

• After a busy day of sightseeing, teatime treats are on hand with indulgent afternoon teas served in the surroundings of your hotel, the elegant Café Bowes at The Bowes Museum or within the medieval setting of Durham Cathedral at The Undercroft Restaurant.

Did you know...

At Beamish Museum you can try coal ice cream inspired by its 1900s Pit Village, made using black vanilla Italian gelato with popping candy. But watch out, as it’s certain to turn your mouth black!

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Inside the kitchen at Raby Castle

Tour suggestions…

Half day:
Beamish Museum

Full day: Raby Castle plus The Bowes Museum
The Auckland Project
(Auckland Castle, Faith Museum, T
he Spanish Gallery and Mining Art Gallery)

Hotel suggestions…

Delta by Marriott Hotel Durham Royal County
Lumley Castle Hotel

Useful information…

Coach travelling time:
Raby Castle to The Bowes Museum – 20 minutes

Sat Nav:
Beamish Museum DH9 ORG
Delta by Marriott Hotel Durham Royal County DH1 3JN
Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH
Lumley Castle Hotel DH3 4NX
The Auckland Project DL14 7PG
The Bowes Museum DL12 8NP