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Join us for another week of fun and interactive medieval cookery where you’ll learn all about what and how our predecessors from the middle ages cooked and ate. This five day course is hosted between Blackfriars former 13th century Dominican friary and Durham University.

The course will consist of a number of practical cookery sessions in our air-conditioned Cookery School and discussions as well as a field trip to the historic 14th century Raby Castle which houses arguably the best-preserved medieval kitchen in Britain, as well as Durham Cathedral and Library together with an opportunity to see some of its unique medieval manuscripts.

Transport and entry costs are included as well as lunches and three dinners and refreshments throughout the day. Some meals you’ll make yourself under supervision in the Cookery School whilst others will be part of the field trips, or taken in our award-winning restaurants; and all leading-up to an end-of-week banquet-feast in Blackfriars ornate Banquet Hall.

Flights, transfers, accommodation and breakfasts are not included nor are taxis when taken in preference to a scheduled walk to a given destination.

For accommodation, the following hotel in Newcastle is recommended: Hotel Indigo, 2/8 Fenkle Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 5XU, UK which is a 2 minute walk from Blackfriars.

PRICE: Priced at just £1,095 per person, there’s also a time-limited early-bird discounted price of £995.
An initial £150 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance is required three months prior to the start of the course. All monies once paid are non-transferable and non-refundable. You will need to arrange your own travel, accommodation and travel insurance. See Terms & Conditions for details.

There are just 8 places for this exclusive and unique course on a first-come, first-served basis.

This five day course is hosted between Blackfriars former 13th century Dominican friary and Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

DIETARIES: Please inform us of any allergies or dietary preferences when booking.

The walking tours include some steps and inclines. A sturdy pair of walking shoes, warm clothes and a raincoat are advised as well as clothes to cook in.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The deposit must be paid to secure a booking. Any subsequent payments towards the final cost must be paid on demand. All amounts paid towards the final cost are non-refundable or transferable. If the course is cancelled by Blackfriars for any reason, all monies paid will be returned. No additional compensation will be paid in lieu of participants personal costs.

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Mon - Fri, 2 - 6 September 2024


9:00 am - 10:00 pm


Cookery School
Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle. NE1 4XN

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