Days Out in County Durham

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Raby Castle

Raby Castle Park and Gardens, Staindrop, Darlington, UK

Browns Rowing Boats

Browns Rowing Boats, Durham, UK

Weardale Adventure Centre

Weardale Adventure Centre, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

Old Durham Gardens

Old Durham Gardens, Durham, UK

High Force Waterfall

Alston Rd, Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham, DL12 0XH

Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum, Beamish, Stanley, UK

Locomotion

Locomotion, Dale Road, Shildon, UK

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, UK

Durham Cathedral

Durham DH1 3EH, UK

Teesside White Water Centre

Tees Barrage, Tees Barrage Way, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2QW, UK

Infinite Air

Infinite Air Trampoline Park, Durham, UK

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, UK

Hall Hill Farm

Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham, UK

Diggerland

Diggerland Durham, Langley Park, Durham, UK

Adventure Valley

Adventure Valley, The Bungalows Finchale Abbey F, Durham, UK

Information about County Durham

Located in the North East of England, County Durham unfolds as a captivating destination, where history, natural beauty, and a vibrant present converge to offer a rich tapestry of experiences. Set between Northumberland to the north, Cumbria to the west, and North Yorkshire to the south, County Durham is a jewel in England’s crown, boasting a landscape dotted with picturesque towns, rolling countryside, and historic landmarks.

At the heart of County Durham lies the city of Durham, renowned for its UNESCO-listed Durham Cathedral and Castle. Perched high above the River Wear, these iconic structures provide a breathtaking backdrop to the cityscape. Durham Cathedral, with its stunning architecture, is a masterpiece of mediaeval craftsmanship, while Durham Castle, a Norman fortress turned university college, adds to the city’s rich historical allure.

Beyond the city, County Durham offers a diverse array of activities for residents and visitors alike. The Durham Dales, part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, invite outdoor enthusiasts to explore a landscape of dales, moors, and waterfalls. High Force, one of England’s highest waterfalls, cascades dramatically in this scenic expanse, providing a mesmerising natural spectacle.

The heritage of County Durham extends to its mining history, and the Beamish Museum, an open-air museum near Stanley, brings the region’s industrial past to life. Visitors can step back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a bygone era, with recreated streets, homes, and shops.

In addition to its historical and natural attractions, County Durham offers a wide range of cultural events and festivals throughout the year. The Durham Brass Festival, Bishop Auckland Food Festival, and Lumiere Durham, a dazzling light festival, are just a few examples of the vibrant cultural scene that thrives in the region.

County Durham’s charming market towns, such as Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland, add to the county’s allure with their historic architecture, local markets, and welcoming communities. Whether exploring historic sites, enjoying the outdoors, or immersing oneself in cultural festivities, County Durham stands as an all-encompassing destination with an abundance of things to do for every discerning traveller.

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