The Briar Rose at Xmas

The Briar Rose at Xmas
The Briar Rose at Xmas

In keeping with our phrase “Your Home from Home” we have put up some xmas decorations to give our guests for December that homely feeling.

The Briar Rose offers free entry to Beamish Folk Museum for guests.

The Briar Rose is located close to this internationally acclaimed award winning attraction. We have a number of entry tickets that we are offering free of charge to our guests. Only guests booking direct can qualify for free tickets. To claim your free entry tickets type in the offer code BEAMISH when making your booking

Bookings for 3-4 nights, 1 free ticket

Bookings for 5-7 nights 2 free tickets

Bookings for 8+ nights 4 free tickets

Beamish Folk Museum
Beamish Folk Museum


Beamish Folk Museum

Durham Cathedral Tower set to reopen

It won’t be long before the skyline of Durham is restored to its former glory, as the conservation work on Durham Cathedral’s central tower draws to a close.  It will be open to the public once again from Saturday 1 June 2019.

The reopening, sponsored by Baldwins Accountants, will mean that visitors will once again be able to take on the challenging 325 step climb to take in the unrivaled views of Durham and beyond for the first time in over three years. It is only from this height that the beautiful dapple effect of the new sandstone merging with the old can be fully appreciated.

Our 2019 Welcome Starter Pack

Guests arriving at our award winning cottage, The Briar Rose, located in the Vale of Durham, can immediately enjoy a cuppa and a snack before unpacking. We supply a selection of teas, coffees and hot chocolate for your stay. Arriving late is not a problem, we provide s selection of goodies for your first breakfast. (There may be some choc ices in the freezer too). No need to bring your kitchen supplies with you as there is seasoning, a selection of herbs , spices and sauces available.

Briar Rose Ready for 2019

All the Christmas decorations have been put away for another year.
Touch up decorating has been completed. Soft furnishings and carpets have been cleaned. New bed linen purchased. The Briar Rose is ready to provide our guests with the high standard of accommodation they have come to expect from us.

We understand the importance of having a welcoming, clean, comfortable place to stay where you can totally relax after a great day out, given there is so much going on in the region throughout the year. Whats On 

We look forward to welcoming you in 2019

Whats on in 2019

The North East has lots of events going on throughout the year. Here is a sample of what visitors can expect during 2019

13-14 April 2019Bishop AucklandBishop Auckland Food
Festival of Steam
June – SeptemberBishop AucklandKynren
8-9/6/18SeahamSeaham Food Festival
28/6. 1/7. 3/7Chester le StreetCricket World Cup
5-8/7/19TynemouthTynemouth festival
13-21/7/19DurhamBrass Band Festival
26-28/7/2019Seaburn & RokerSunderland Air Show
7-8/9/19WolsinghamAgricultural Show
5-13/10/19DurhamBook Festival
28/11 – 1/12/19DurhamDurham Xmas Fair

Christmas at The Briar Rose

The majority of families mark Christmas by putting up and decorating a Christmas tree in their homes over the Christmas period. We have done this for our guests over the Christmas period to ensure they feel “home from home”.