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Coast & Countryside Attractions

Durham's stunning countryside and coast are home to many exciting attractions. Plus, explore Durham's collection of country parks, with their riverside walks and peaceful places.

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    Whitworth Hall Country Park

    Coast and countryside
    Spennymoor
    Historic parkland with resident deer, ornamental lake, children's playground and Grade II listed building.
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    Allensford Country Park

    Coast and countryside
    Allensford
    Picnic park in sheltered riverside setting with woodland walks, children's play park and shop. Magnificent views of the Derwent Valley only minutes from the North Pennines.
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    Hardwick Park

    Coast and countryside
    Sedgefield
    Recently restored 18thC park with visitor centre/cafe. Open daily.
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    High Force Waterfall

    Coast and countryside
    Forest in Teesdale
    High Force is the most majestic of the waterfalls on the River Tees. The falls are only a short walk from a bus stop, car park and picnic area.
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    Hamsterley Forest

    Coast and countryside
    Bishop Auckland
    Information point and tearoom, cycle hire and forest drive with childrens play area. Four mile forest drive runs through the forest giving access to picnic sites along the way.
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    Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Houghton-le-Spring
    Recently restored former opencast site. Two-hundred acre nature reserve with ponds, newly planted woodland, wild flower meadows, nature trail and visitor centre.
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    Causey Arch and Picnic Area

    Coast and countryside
    Stanley
    Picnic site which is home to the world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge.
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    Thorpe Farm Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Greta Bridge
    Stylish coffee shop, food and gift shop, reclamation barn, country walks, animal paddocks and maize maze all make Thorpe Farm a great place to be, come and 'taste the country'.
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    Pow Hill Country Park

    Coast and countryside
    Edmundbyers
    A moorland country park on the banks of the Derwent Reservoir.
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    Hedleyhope Fell Nature Reserve

    Coast and countryside
    Tow Law
    A 200-acre nature reserve boasting a rich variety of plants and insects (including butterflies), birds, mammals and reptiles.
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    Low Force Waterfall

    Coast and countryside
    Barnard Castle
    Low Force waterfall is part of the River Tees in beautiful Upper Teesdale. It is easily accessible from Bowlees Visitor Centre.
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    Broom House Forest Adventure Trail

    Coast and countryside
    Near Witton Gilbert
    Fun Adventure Farm. Woodland trails and adventure activities for all the family. Farm butchery. Coffee shop. Easter to October open weekends and school holidays.
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    Tweddle Children's Animal Farm

    Nature and Wildlife
    Blackhall Colliery
    A children’s farm and petting centre with a wide variety of animals to interact with and seasonal events such as bottle feeding, tractor rides, and a Santa's Grotto. Lots of additional activities on the farm such as outdoor & indoor play areas, pedal
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    North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

    Coast and countryside
    Durham
    The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of England.
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    Moor House - Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve

    Coast and countryside
    Forest in Teesdale
    This National Nature Reserve gives you the chance to see some of the North Pennines' most spectacular geological formations, waterfalls and panoramic views.
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    Raby Castle

    History and heritage
    Staindrop
    Medieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, shop and tearoom.
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    Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

    Coast and countryside
    Peterlee
    Spectacular wooded valley leading to Durham Heritage Coast.
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    Bowlees Visitor Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Middleton in Teesdale
    Bowlees Visitor Centre is the perfect place for finding more about the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    Bowlees Picnic Area

    Coast and countryside
    Newbiggin
    The picnic area is in a sheltered side valley of Teesdale. There are 4 waterfalls in the site and more falls alongside a footpath to Gibson's Cave.
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    Walworth Castle Birds of Prey

    Nature and Wildlife
    Walworth
    A fabulous falconry centre located in the grounds of Walworth castle, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey specialises in offering fantastic falconry experiences and daily flying displays. The centre is set within the stunning grounds of Walworth Castle.
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    Rokeby Park

    Coast and countryside
    Barnard Castle
    A beautiful Palladian-style country house which was the setting for Sir Walter Scott's ballad 'Rokeby'. A unique collection of 18thC needlework and period furniture.
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    Durham Heritage Coast

    Coast and countryside
    Seaham
    Experience the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and magnificent flora and fauna.
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    Low Barns Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Witton-le-Wear
    Forty hectare nature reserve with nature trail, bird hides, observatory, woodland, ponds, meadow, lake and river. Visitor centre and coffee shop.
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    Auckland Castle Deer House

    History and heritage
    Bishop Auckland
    A charming Gothic Revival 'eye catcher' built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham. It provided deer with shelter and food, and had rooms for picnics and enjoying the view.
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    Hall Hill Farm

    Coast and countryside
    Lanchester
    Award-winning farm attraction set in attractive countryside, see and touch the animals at close quarters. Farm trailer ride, gift shop, tearoom, indoor softplay area picnic and play area.
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    Carricks Picnic Area

    Coast and countryside
    Edmundbyers
    Riverside picnic area.
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    Adventure Valley

    Family Fun
    Durham
    Discover a world of family adventures at Adventure Valley, the North East’s biggest family adventure park, with over 40 attractions, activities and shows.
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Coast & Countryside Attractions

Durham's stunning countryside and coast are home to many exciting attractions. Plus, explore Durham's collection of country parks, with their riverside walks and peaceful places.

Filter results

Category
Area
  1. More Info

    Thorpe Farm Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Greta Bridge
    Stylish coffee shop, food and gift shop, reclamation barn, country walks, animal paddocks and maize maze all make Thorpe Farm a great place to be, come and 'taste the country'.
  2. More Info

    Hedleyhope Fell Nature Reserve

    Coast and countryside
    Tow Law
    A 200-acre nature reserve boasting a rich variety of plants and insects (including butterflies), birds, mammals and reptiles.
  3. More Info

    Low Force Waterfall

    Coast and countryside
    Barnard Castle
    Low Force waterfall is part of the River Tees in beautiful Upper Teesdale. It is easily accessible from Bowlees Visitor Centre.
  4. More Info

    Auckland Castle Deer House

    History and heritage
    Bishop Auckland
    A charming Gothic Revival 'eye catcher' built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham. It provided deer with shelter and food, and had rooms for picnics and enjoying the view.
  5. More Info

    Hamsterley Forest

    Coast and countryside
    Bishop Auckland
    Information point and tearoom, cycle hire and forest drive with childrens play area. Four mile forest drive runs through the forest giving access to picnic sites along the way.
  6. More Info

    Moor House - Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve

    Coast and countryside
    Forest in Teesdale
    This National Nature Reserve gives you the chance to see some of the North Pennines' most spectacular geological formations, waterfalls and panoramic views.
  7. More Info

    Raby Castle

    History and heritage
    Staindrop
    Medieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, shop and tearoom.
  8. More Info

    Adventure Valley

    Family Fun
    Durham
    Discover a world of family adventures at Adventure Valley, the North East’s biggest family adventure park, with over 40 attractions, activities and shows.
  9. More Info

    Hardwick Park

    Coast and countryside
    Sedgefield
    Recently restored 18thC park with visitor centre/cafe. Open daily.
  10. More Info

    Walworth Castle Birds of Prey

    Nature and Wildlife
    Walworth
    A fabulous falconry centre located in the grounds of Walworth castle, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey specialises in offering fantastic falconry experiences and daily flying displays. The centre is set within the stunning grounds of Walworth Castle.
  11. More Info

    Low Barns Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Witton-le-Wear
    Forty hectare nature reserve with nature trail, bird hides, observatory, woodland, ponds, meadow, lake and river. Visitor centre and coffee shop.
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    Allensford Country Park

    Coast and countryside
    Allensford
    Picnic park in sheltered riverside setting with woodland walks, children's play park and shop. Magnificent views of the Derwent Valley only minutes from the North Pennines.
  13. More Info

    Pow Hill Country Park

    Coast and countryside
    Edmundbyers
    A moorland country park on the banks of the Derwent Reservoir.
  14. More Info

    Tweddle Children's Animal Farm

    Nature and Wildlife
    Blackhall Colliery
    A children’s farm and petting centre with a wide variety of animals to interact with and seasonal events such as bottle feeding, tractor rides, and a Santa's Grotto. Lots of additional activities on the farm such as outdoor & indoor play areas, pedal
  15. More Info

    Causey Arch and Picnic Area

    Coast and countryside
    Stanley
    Picnic site which is home to the world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge.
  16. More Info

    Bowlees Picnic Area

    Coast and countryside
    Newbiggin
    The picnic area is in a sheltered side valley of Teesdale. There are 4 waterfalls in the site and more falls alongside a footpath to Gibson's Cave.
  17. More Info

    Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Houghton-le-Spring
    Recently restored former opencast site. Two-hundred acre nature reserve with ponds, newly planted woodland, wild flower meadows, nature trail and visitor centre.
  18. More Info

    High Force Waterfall

    Coast and countryside
    Forest in Teesdale
    High Force is the most majestic of the waterfalls on the River Tees. The falls are only a short walk from a bus stop, car park and picnic area.
  19. More Info

    Durham Heritage Coast

    Coast and countryside
    Seaham
    Experience the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and magnificent flora and fauna.
  20. More Info

    Carricks Picnic Area

    Coast and countryside
    Edmundbyers
    Riverside picnic area.
  21. More Info

    North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

    Coast and countryside
    Durham
    The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of England.
  22. More Info

    Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve

    Coast and countryside
    Peterlee
    Spectacular wooded valley leading to Durham Heritage Coast.
  23. More Info

    Hall Hill Farm

    Coast and countryside
    Lanchester
    Award-winning farm attraction set in attractive countryside, see and touch the animals at close quarters. Farm trailer ride, gift shop, tearoom, indoor softplay area picnic and play area.
  24. More Info

    Bowlees Visitor Centre

    Coast and countryside
    Middleton in Teesdale
    Bowlees Visitor Centre is the perfect place for finding more about the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  25. More Info

    Whitworth Hall Country Park

    Coast and countryside
    Spennymoor
    Historic parkland with resident deer, ornamental lake, children's playground and Grade II listed building.
  26. More Info

    Rokeby Park

    Coast and countryside
    Barnard Castle
    A beautiful Palladian-style country house which was the setting for Sir Walter Scott's ballad 'Rokeby'. A unique collection of 18thC needlework and period furniture.
  27. More Info

    Broom House Forest Adventure Trail

    Coast and countryside
    Near Witton Gilbert
    Fun Adventure Farm. Woodland trails and adventure activities for all the family. Farm butchery. Coffee shop. Easter to October open weekends and school holidays.
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