Win a historic getaway for two in Durham

Seaham Hall HotelDurham’s fascinating past is brought to life at award-winning attractions across the county. Enter our competition for the chance to win an incredible experience for two, as you take a step back in time.

Enjoy a romantic escape for two people to Seaham Hall, a 5 Red Star luxury boutique hotel and spa surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens on cliff tops overlooking the Durham Coast. Like many Georgian country houses, Seaham Hall has a fascinating history and an eccentric character. Did you know the infamous poet Lord Byron married the beautiful Anne Isabella Milbanke at Seaham Hall in January 1815?

Relax and unwind in a garden suite complete with private hot tub and bottle of Taittinger Champagne on arrival. Enjoy a delicious three course seasonal dinner at The Dining Room on one night of your stay and you’ll definitely feel revitalised after you both enjoy a 45 minute Temple Spa massage in the 5 star bubble rated Serenity Spa

During your stay, you’ll also be able to experience Durham’s top historic attractions including The Bowes Museum in the Durham Dales and the historic Beamish Museum and Locomotion, found in the Vale of Durham.

Seham Hall HotelTravel through time at the world-famous Beamish Museum. See the story of life in Northern England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s brought to life before your very eyes at this immersive museum. Get hands on with history as you have your portrait taken Edwardian style in the 1900s photography studio, and see what surprises from the past you’ll receive in a Beamish goody bag.

Enjoy your very own guided tour of Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection - the first major retrospective exhibition of works by a renowned Durham-born artist Norman Cornish at The Bowes Museum. And spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea for two at the museum’s acclaimed Café Bowes.

Explore the magnificent Durham Cathedral – home to the shrine of St Cuthbert with a guided tour of the Cathedral and grounds. Take in the spectacular views from the top of the cathedral’s newly re-opened Central Tower and see the treasures of St Cuthbert at Open Treasure – the cathedral’s award-winning exhibition experience. 

Explore highlights from the incredible national collection of railway vehicles at Locomotion, located in Shildon - the world's first railway town, making it the perfect place to enjoy a train ride on a historic engine and discover Durham’s role in the development of the world’s railways.

From countryside to coast, and everywhere in between, there's lots of  'must-visit' historic attractions to experience including The Auckland Project and Raby Castle. Enjoy free entry to these and more with your very own Durham VIP Pass.

Prize details –

  • Two night stay at Seaham Hall in a garden suite with hot tub, plus a bottle of Taittinger Champagne in suite on arrival
  • Three course seasonal dinner on one night of the stay at Seaham Hall in The Dining Room (sides and sauces carry a supplement)
  • 45 minute Temple Spa massage for each guest at Seaham Hall’s Serenity Spa
  • Photography experience and goody bag at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
  • Guided tour of Durham Cathedral with entry to Open Treasure exhibition and tickets for Central Tower. 
  • Guided tour of Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection at The Bowes Museum
  • Afternoon Teas for two at Café Bowes
  • Two tickets for a ride on a passenger train at Locomotion

Closing date: Noon, Monday 6 January 2020

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