Castles, chateau and cathedrals – ancient Durham’s hidden treasures
Immerse yourself in treasures of one of Northern England’s most historic cities. Learn how Durham’s strategic role in defending the Scottish border, led to immense powers being conferred to the “Prince Bishops” who raised armies, and levied. Witness the legacy of their wealth and power writ large in the region’s palatial architecture, its reputation as place of learning, its libraries and its art works.
This tour will visit some of the country’s finest buildings, traditional market towns and encounter the rugged beauty of the Durham Dales. We will enjoy privileged access to the University’s outstanding modern art collection and behind the scenes tours with conservators at The Bowes Museum, the magnificent French style chateau built by John and Josephine Bowes in the 19th century to house one of the most exceptional collections of fine and decorative art in Europe.
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