Beamish where to stay Kingslodge Inn

Great North Festival of Transport, Beamish

29 March – 23 April

Amazing vehicles, fantastic horses and magnificent mining banner parades. It's all part of The Great North Festival of Transport at Beamish - popular among enthusiasts and families alike. 

Just half an hour's drive from The Kingslodge Inn, take in The Great North Festival of Transport ias part of your usual entry to Beamish. 

Durham Regatta where to stay The Kings Lodge Inn

Durham Regatta

10 - 11 June

The 184th Durham Regatta will take place in 10 - 11 June 2017.

The regatta is the second oldest in the country, attracting more than 2,000 competitors including international entries and ten thousand spectators from across the United Kingdom.

There's a wealth of activities to get your oar into, from a classic car rally to a climbing wall, live music to gymnastics. 

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Kynren - the spectacular tale of England

Kynren - the spectacular tale of England

1 July - 16 September

 Kynren - the spectacular tale of England that wowed more than 100,000 visitors last year returns to light up Bishop Auckland (just 11 miles from The Kingslodge Inn) once again this summer.

Produced by Eleven Arches, Kynren is a stunning open-air live action night show played out on a whopping eight acre stage with magnificent Auckland Castle as a backdrop.

Kynren takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon word for generation and will take the 8,000-strong audiences on an epic journey through 2,000 years of British history, myth and legend.

With an even bigger cast and crew including 1,500 local volunteers, performance horses, sheep, goats, cattle, geese and ducks as well as Norman longboats, steam trains, wagons and carriages, this open-air tribune is a must-see event that promises to be crammed with special effects bringing to life scenes with thrilling visual impact.

Early booking strongly recommended for accommodation during Kynren performances.

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Durham Brass Festival The Kingslodge Inn

Durham Brass Festival

7 - 16 July

Durham is the home of street brass. Throughout the week-long festival, international street bands will cover all four corners of County Durham to perform to the public. Come along and have a blast!

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Where to stay for Lumiere The Kingslodge Inn Durham

Lumiere Durham

16 – 19 November 2017


Great North Run, Newcastle to South Shields

10 September

One of the world’s most famous half-marathons attracting world-class athletes among the 50,000-plus entries every year, takes place on Sunday 10 September this year, running 13 miles from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields and watched by massive crowds. Don't miss out book your accommodation now.