Watch history come to life in outdoor extravaganza near medieval Durham

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Knights on horseback battle at open air present Kynren – An Epic Story of England

There’s a lot outdated stuff it’s onerous to not sound like an American vacationer sightseeing as a result of every thing you see is so ‘historic’.

However we weren’t simply right here to have a look at historical past, we had been right here to re-enact it too.

After checking in to the funky Lodge Indigo in a really fairly nook of the centre, it was time for the primary occasion of our break – a go to to close by Bishop Auckland to observe ‘Kynren: An Epic Story of England’.

I wasn’t fully positive to count on from this open air extravaganza.

 The explosive outdoor show Kynren is an incredible spectacle

The explosive out of doors present Kynren is an unbelievable spectacle

Kynren is billed as a reside, out of doors, whistle-stop tour of two,000 years of U.Ok historical past, fable and legend, as seen by the eyes of a ten year-old boy.

That includes a forged of a thousand individuals plus over 100 animals, together with sheep, goats and donkeys all within the grounds of Auckland Fort, I used to be equipped for an evening out, pitched someplace between Recreation of Thrones and a faculty historical past lesson.

The fact was like nothing I’ve ever skilled earlier than. Suppose Las Vegas model – with some added Geordie aptitude.

There was an incredible gentle present and stage units, firework shows, knights on horseback, choreography and a movie-style soundtrack.

 Impressive stunts and horsemanship keep the action flowing throughout the show

Spectacular stunts and horsemanship hold the motion flowing all through the present

Set in an incredible amphitheatre setting round a lake, the present zipped by all the historical past of the UK, from the arrival of the Romans to World Warfare Two, all in simply ninety minutes.

We cherished each memorable minute, however we bought to observe on a balmy summer season’s night.

When regular climate resumes it’s in all probability a good suggestion to go armed with waterproofs.

Again in pleasant Durham, Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill was conveniently located proper subsequent door to our resort.

The right place for purple meat and chips, a cocktail – and an opportunity to digest all that we’d learnt about our inexperienced and nice land.

Thanks Durham, for a historic weekend away.


STAYING THERE: Lodge Indigo Durham is from £90 per evening. See or name 0191 329 3535.

OUT & ABOUT: Kyren: An Epic Story of England takes place on September eight and 15 at Flatts Farm, Toronto, Bishop’s Auckland, DL14 7SF. See or name 0333 300 3028. For more information on Durham see

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