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Coast & Countryside Attractions

Coast and 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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  1. Add Crook Hall and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Crook Hall and Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Durham City

    Visitors from all over the world come to share the magic of 13th Century Crook Hall and its idyllic English gardens.


    Soak up the atmosphere over a home made cream tea in the pretty courtyard.


    A short walk from the Cathedral and described in Country Life as having ‘history, romance and...

  2. Add Durham University Botanic Garden to your Itinerary

    Durham University Botanic Garden

    Type

    Botanic Garden

    Durham City

    Don't miss all that the Botanic Garden has to offer, attractions that appeal to young and old alike. Wander through the Alpine Garden, Winter Garden, Bamboo Grove and our recently developed Woodland Garden and wild flower meadow. With many places to just sit and muse, view the Modern Art or watch...

  3. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

    Raby Castle

    Type

    Castle / Fort

    Staindrop

    The dramatic 14thC castle built by the mighty Nevilles has been home to Lord Barnard's family since 1626.


    In the well-preserved halls and chambers history comes vibrantly to life. Throughout the castle the rooms display fine furniture, impressive artwork and elaborate architecture...

  4. Add Hall Hill Farm to your Itinerary

    Hall Hill Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Lanchester

    Award-winning farm attraction offering family fun. Set in attractive countryside with opportunity to see and touch animals at close quarters. Farm trailer ride, barrel train, gift shop, tearoom, picnic and indoor and outdoor play areas. Wide variety of animals both large and small, from chicks,...

  5. Add North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to your Itinerary

    North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

    Type

    Parkland / Woodland Garden


    The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), incorporates much of the Durham Dales, and is a stunning landscape of open heather moors, dramatic dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close-knit communities, glorious waterfalls, fantastic birds, colourful hay meadows,...

  6. Add Rokeby Park to your Itinerary

    Rokeby Park

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Barnard Castle

    Rokeby was designed by the talented amateur architect Sir Thomas Robinson, around 1730. It is an important early example of the (then) new Palladian style but unlike the conventional formula, at Rokeby the pavilions are placed en echelon. Among features of particular interest is the wide use of...

  7. Add Carricks Picnic Area to your Itinerary

    Carricks Picnic Area

    Type

    Picnic Site

    Edmundbyers

    Carricks is the perfect place for a family picnic. It has an area of flat open grass where children can run around until they tire. They may however share their play area with the many rabbits and moles which live and feed here.


    A shallow section of the River Derwent runs alongside the...

  8. Add Bowlees Picnic Area to your Itinerary

    Bowlees Picnic Area

    Type

    Picnic Site

    Newbiggin

    There are four small waterfalls and a riverside footpath leading to Summerhill Force and Gibson’s Cave; named after a 16th century outlaw who lived behind the waterfall to stay hidden from the law. There are plenty of places to sit in quiet contemplation surrounded by the sound of cascading water....

  9. Add Pow Hill Country Park to your Itinerary

    Pow Hill Country Park

    Type

    Country / Royal Park

    Edmundbyers

    Pow Hill is set in moorland overlooking the Derwent Reservoir. The word Pow comes from Old English and means ‘slow moving stream’ which refers to the waterlogged boggy area in the north of the site. Rain falling on the surrounding moors is absorbed into the peaty ground, water then seeps downhill...

  10. Add Allensford Country Park to your Itinerary

    Allensford Country Park

    Type

    Picnic Site

    Allensford

    Picnic park in sheltered riverside setting, children's play park and shop. Parking, toilets, caravan park adjacent to picnic area and nature trail in Deneburn Wood. Beautiful riverside woodland walks and magnificent views of the Derwent Valley, only minutes away from the North Pennines.