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  1. Type

    Type:

    Cathedral / Minister

    Durham City

    Open Treasure is a new world-class exhibition route which transforms public access to some of Durham Cathedral’s most spectacular spaces, including the fourteenth-century Monks’ Dormitory and the monastic Great Kitchen.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017
  2. Add Derwentcote Steel Furnace to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1 reviews1 reviews

    Type

    Type:

    Industrial Archaeology

    Hamsterley

    Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace to have survived in Britain.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017
  3. Add Barnard Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 448 reviews448 reviews

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    Castle / Fort

    Barnard Castle

    A spectacular fortress set on a high rock above the market town, Barnard Castle takes you back to the 12th century. Spot Richard III’s boar emblem carving, enjoy the sensory garden and stunning views of this riverside location.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2016to24 Mar 2017Various Opening Times
    From:
    25 Mar 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  4. Add The Bowes Museum to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1109 reviews1109 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Barnard Castle

    An iconic building and Museum set in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle in the midst of Teesdale, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Visit England Code of Practice 2016
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  5. Add Escomb Saxon Church to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 45 reviews45 reviews

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    Type:

    Church / Chapel

    Bishop Auckland

    One of England's finest Saxon churches, Escomb dates to the 7thC and contains a Roman arch and stonework. If locked keys available from 28 Saxon Green (daily 9-6 during summer and 9-4 during winter).

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016to31 May 2017
    From:
    1 June 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 09:00 - 18:00
  6. Add Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 742 reviews742 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Shildon

    Over 60 railway vehicles from the national collection on display, special events, family activities and train rides during sceduled passenger train days.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2016to31 Mar 2017Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    1 Apr 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  7. Add Beamish - The Living Museum of the North to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4927 reviews4927 reviews

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Beamish

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Feb 2017to5 Apr 2017Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    6 Apr 2017to29 Oct 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    30 Oct 2017to23 Mar 2018Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2016VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2016North East England Tourism Awards - Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze
  8. Add Durham University Oriental Museum to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 225 reviews225 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    The only museum in northern England dedicated to the art and archaeology of North Africa and Asia from prehistory to the modern day. Explore collections from ancient Egypt, India, China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

    Dates

    From:
    5 Jan 2017to23 Dec 2017Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended 2015North East England Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Highly Commended
  9. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 15 reviews15 reviews

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    Museum

    Ireshopeburn

    Small but fascinating volunteer run folk museum with an amazing collection including the beautiful Weardale Tapestry and the historic and High House Chapel. New display commemorating the lives of Weardale Soldiers who fought in the Great War.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 13:30 - 16:30
  10. Add Binchester Roman Fort to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 47 reviews47 reviews

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    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    Remains of Commanding Officer's bath-house with one of the best preserved hypocausts in the whole of Britain.

    Dates

    From:
    15 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 11:00 - 17:00
  11. Type

    Type:

    Gallery

    Bishop Auckland

    210-seater theatre and cinema, art gallery, library, tourist information and cafe/bar. Full programme of events throughout the year.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  12. Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Bishop Auckland

    Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by formal gardens and 200 acres of idyllic parkland. The highlight is a Deer House built in 1760 in Gothic Revival style constructed as a folly to provide shelter.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016to31 Mar 2017Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    1 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:00 - 18:00
  13. Add Ankers House & St Mary and St Cuthbert's Church to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 18 reviews18 reviews

    Type

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    Church / Chapel

    Chester-le-Street

    The cathedral church and shrine of St Cuthbert from AD883 to 995 with attached anchorage containing displays on Roman, Saxon and medieval times.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016to13 Apr 2017Various Opening Times
    From:
    27 Mar 2017to30 Sept 2017Various Opening Times
  14. Add Killhope to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 178 reviews178 reviews

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Cowshill

    Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, Park Level Mine, is a real adventure. Be a washerboy, find minerals. Woodland walks, Exhibitions, Shop and Cafe enhance your day. Killhope offers a grand day out for the whole family.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to30 Oct 2017Open 10:30 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2015Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Code of Practice 2016
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016Visitengland Hidden Gem
  15. Add Ushaw College to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 38 reviews38 reviews

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Ushaw Moor

    Ushaw College is a former Catholic seminary set in beautiful Durham Countryside with architectural gems by Augustus Pugin.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to31 Oct 2017Various Opening Times
  16. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 369 reviews369 reviews

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    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Staindrop

    Medieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard's family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, shop and tearoom.

    Dates

    From:
    15 Apr 2017to1 Oct 2017
    From:
    15 Apr 2017to1 Oct 2017

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  17. Add World Heritage Site Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 51 reviews51 reviews

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Durham City

    A free visitor centre providing an introduction to Durham World Heritage Site and what there is to see and do in and around the site. Ideal for families.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Open 09:30 - 17:00
  18. Type

    Type:

    Abbey / Priory

    Durham

    The very extensive remains of a 13thC priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jan 2016to31 Dec 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2016TripAdvisor Travellers Choice
  19. Add Bowes Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 17 reviews17 reviews

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Barnard Castle

    The massive ruins of Henry II's 12thC tower keep, set within the earthworks of a Roman fort guarding the strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017
  20. Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham. This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2016to26 July 2020Various Opening Times