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Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

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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 Hamsterley Forest to your Itinerary

    Hamsterley Forest

    Type

    Forest

    Bishop Auckland

    2000 hectares of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hamsterley is a delightful oasis of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no...

  2. Add Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre  to your Itinerary

    Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

    Type

    Nature Reserve

    Chilton Moor, 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. There have been over 140 species of birds recorded here and the ponds are rich in wildlife. The reserve also includes disabled access, a...

  3. Add Mini Moos Fun Farm to your Itinerary

    Mini Moos Fun Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Holmside, Edmondsley

    With a choice of outdoor or indoor activities to keep kids of all ages happy, Mini Moos is the perfect place to visit with your family. Mini animals and massive fun!


    With farmyard animals and live shows, Mini Moos really makes farmyards and fairy tales come to life for young children. So...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.


    Visitors...

  6. 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...

  7. Add Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

    Egglestone Abbey

    Type

    Abbey / Priory

    Barnard Castle

    The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle. Remains include much of the 13thC church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenious toilet drainage system.

  8. Add Thorpe Farm Centre to your Itinerary

    Thorpe Farm Centre

    Type

    Farm

    Greta Bridge

    The beginning of 2010 saw a major refurbishment at Thorpe Farm changing it into a stylish coffee shop, food and gift shop. Mixing old traditional features with new contemporary styles to create a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy. Both for shopping and eating, it is a must for a visit.

    The...

  9. Add The Bowes Museum to your Itinerary

    The Bowes Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Barnard Castle

    The Bowes Museum is the jewel in the heart of the historic market town of Barnard Castle in the beautiful Durham countryside.


    Housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts, the Museum was purpose built in the 19thC by wealthy businessman John Bowes and his French...

  10. 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,...