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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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...
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...
Castle / Fort
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...
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,...
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,...
Historic House / Palace
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...
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...
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....
Country / Royal Park
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...
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.