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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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...
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...
A children’s farm and petting centre located on the North East coast in between Peterlee and Hartlepool. The farm has lots of friendly animals to meet and lots of hands-on opportunities such as bottle feeding and bunny cuddling. There are also lots of other activities on the farm such as indoor 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...
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...
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.
Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. A truly stunning location, the Heritage Coast is recognised internationally for its rare plants and wildlife. Follow the coastal path that runs along much of the coast...
Country / Royal Park
Historic parkland (73 acres) 7 miles from Durham, former home of the Shafto family, including Bonny Bobbie Shafto, for over 300 years.
Hand-feed the resident fallow deer, wander around the ornamental lake with waterfowl and coarse fishing, woodland walkand, outdoor children's play area. ...
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.
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...