A legendary tale of England

Kynren is a spellbinding live action outdoor theatre show. An immersive spectacle, Kynren plays out 2,000 years of British history and myth against the backdrop of Auckland Castle in County Durham. Covering the days of the Romans to World War II, and including sieges, royal dramas and times of epic change, this thrilling experience features 1,000 cast and crew who bring legends to life. From the Vikings and the Saxons, to Shakespeare and Queen Victoria, this extravaganza is an amalgamation of incredible horsemanship, dazzling pyrotechnics, flawless choreography and an original soundtrack.


History brought to life

From £625 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

August, September

Suggested Hotel

Holiday Inn Gosforth Park, Newcastle

  • Modern hotel in a rural, countryside setting
  • Just 6 miles from Newcastle
  • Spacious bedrooms are equipped with all modern amenities
  • Leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool
  • Relaxing lounge, bar and restaurant on site

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.



Enjoy the spirited city of Newcastle. Amongst its wealth of shops and cafés, it also has several fascinating museums and exhibitions that allow you to discover its heritage. These include the Life Science Centre, a unique science village in the heart of the city, and the Victoria Tunnel, a fully preserved coal waggon way from the 19th century which was also used as an air raid shelter during WW2.


This epic, 90-minute spectacle is an outdoor theatre show that is not to be missed. Covering two millennia of Britain’s storied past, this multi-faceted experience brings to life knights, monarchs, and daily life in times past with pyrotechnics and impeccably choreographed equine performances. Featuring historical heavyweights such as Boudicca, King Arthur, Queen Elizabeth, and Shakespeare, the pomp and pageantry of this lavish live action event is unforgettable.


The grandiose city of Durham is packed with fascinating history and architecture. The centre is overlooked by a majestic cathedral and ancient castle: set on a rocky promontory above the city, these icons form one of the first World Heritage Sites and present an imposing profile. The stunning 11th century cathedral displays Romanesque traits, whilst the castle is a Norman fortification currently utilised by the prestigious Durham University.

Beamish Open Air Museum

The open air museum at Beamish tells the tales of industrial life in Britain’s north east during the 19th and 20th centuries. Interesting, interactive and instructive, this living museum has different sections covering the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s which demonstrate how people lived and worked in the region.

Hadrian's Wall

For around three centuries, Hadrian’s Wall was a vibrant, multi-cultural frontier sprawling almost 80 miles from east to west coast. Built by a force of 15,000 men in under six years, it is as astounding today for its sheer vision as it is for its engineering. Remains of the fortifications at various sites lie in the rugged landscapes that stretch across northern England.

Chesters Roman Fort

This cavalry fort at Hexham served as one of the Roman Empire’s northernmost outposts. Today, it’s the most complete fort of its kind left in Britain, and boasts unusually well-preserved features such as the officers’ quarters, steam room and bath houses. An incredible collection of Roman artefacts, all found along the Wall, are kept at the museum here.

Hexham Abbey

The beautiful Hexham Abbey is a peaceful and atmospheric Grade-I listed building. Constructed in the 7th century, it was one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England, and has witnessed immense turmoil in the region since this time. An architectural gem, the Abbey also holds a wealth of fascinating ancient artefacts, and is bathed in a colourful glow thanks to its stained glass windows.


Cragside (NT)

This astounding house and grounds was a wonder of the Victorian age. Once home to innovator Lord Armstrong, Cragside was the world’s first house to be lit by hydroelectricity, and his ingenious gadgets can be found throughout the property. Outside the house, the gardens are extraordinary: within atmospheric woodland, an enormous rock garden tumbles towards formal gardens and an Iron Bridge, and an excess of seven million plants surround five lakes.

Alnwick Castle & Gardens

This illustrious 14th century castle is the Duke of Northumberland’s ancestral home. The mighty fortress is as impressive inside as out, with lavish state rooms and a splendid display of Italian artworks. Alnwick is set amongst ‘Capability’ Brown-designed landscapes with lovely woodland trails.

Seaton Delaval Hall (NT)

Seaton Delaval Hall is a compact Georgian country house, built in the English Baroque style. The scene of much merriment and mischief, it was home to the notorious Delaval family, who were infamous partygoers of Georgian society. The Central Hall was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect of Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace.

Gibside (NT)

Gibside is a spectacular Georgian landscape garden in Tyne and Wear. Covering 600 acres, Gibside was commissioned by a coal baron in the 18th century and boasts beautiful views of the Derwent Valley, winding pathways and neo-Classical features.

Belsay Hall & Gardens

Discover Grecian grandeur at Belsay Hall, a classical revivalist mansion built in the early 19th century. A maze of ionic columns adorn the Pillar Hall at the centre of the house, inspired by Athens and its ancient architecture. Outside, the vast gardens are Grade-I listed, and there is a medieval fortress – complete with pele tower – in the grounds.

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle has recently reopened to the public following an extensive refurbishment and conservation project. Once home to the Prince Bishops of Durham, the lavish medieval castle demonstrated the power and wealth of these men. Georgian Gothic state rooms were added in the 18th century, and have been restored to their original glory. The castle has also housed a series of stunning artworks by Francisco de Zubarán for 250 years, and in due course this collection will be expanded to form the Spanish Gallery – a permanent exhibition of masterpieces from the Spanish Golden Age.

Sunderland National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre in Sunderland is a stunning, modern construction on the banks of the River Wear. The centre celebrates the rich heritage of glass making in the region via exhibition galleries and artists’ studios.

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