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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



    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 Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

    Egglestone Abbey


    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.

  3. Add Hall Hill Farm to your Itinerary

    Hall Hill Farm




    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,...

  4. Add Thorpe Farm Centre to your Itinerary

    Thorpe Farm Centre



    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.


  5. Add Hardwick Park to your Itinerary

    Hardwick Park


    Parkland / Woodland Garden


    Now a VisitEngland accredited attraction, Hardwick Park is a great place to visit. Stroll through the historic parkland admiring the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife.

    No visit would be complete withouth calling in to our visitor centre and cafe.

    Open from 0700-dusk....

  6. Add Hamsterley Forest to your Itinerary

    Hamsterley 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...

  7. Add Eggleston Hall Nursery and Gardens to your Itinerary

    Eggleston Hall Nursery and Gardens



    Eggleston, Barnard Castle

    Eggleston Hall Gardens has an atmosphere of its own, like no other place, unhurried, peaceful, and relaxing. A nursery garden that harks back to the Victorian age of plant collectors and quality nurseries where plants were everything and knick knacks things one bought in a shop. This is a...

  8. Add Broom House Forest Adventure Trail to your Itinerary

    Broom House Forest Adventure Trail


    Adventure Park / Playground

    Near Witton Gilbert

    Open farm and adventure trail. Fun for all the family. Who could believe the countryside could be so exciting! Forest Adventure is an adventure on Durham's doorstep. A maze of trails lead from tree-based challenges to hidden surprises. Enjoy the thrills of the zip wire and wizz down the giant...

  9. Add Bowlees Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    Bowlees Visitor Centre


    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Middleton in Teesdale

    The centre is run by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. Nestled within the North Pennines it's a great place for finding out more about the area's history, its people, its landscape and the wonderful wildlife found here.

    The centre's knowledgeable staff,...

  10. Add Durham University Botanic Garden to your Itinerary

    Durham University Botanic Garden


    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...