15 August 1997

Durhams historic pleasures

THE magnificent cathedral and castle towering over the city of Durham beckon you to the autumn FWC weekend.

Rooms at the luxurious Royal County Hotel have been reserved for three nights, Fri, Nov 14 to Sun, Nov 16. The hotel is situated on the banks of the River Wear and has a modern leisure club with heated indoor pool, spa bath, solarium, sauna and plunge pool as well as a new gymnasium.

For those who like walking, the riverside paths around the city are accessible from the hotel.

There is much to see in this historic city including the architectural museum, botanical gardens and oriental museum. A tour of the castle and a visit to the Bowes Museum are included in the cost of the weekend which is £175 a person and covers dinner, bed and breakfast for three nights.

If you would like to join us on this weekend please fill in the coupon below and send it with your cheque to Jean Howells, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant. Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS by Oct 1, 1997. (Extra nights dinner, bed and breakfast £60 a person).

Durham Castle and cathedral viewed across the river. Our hotel is beside it and has access to riverside paths.