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  1. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5145 reviews5145 reviews

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    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 2017to31 Dec 2017
  2. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 21 reviews21 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
  3. Add Barnard Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 551 reviews551 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 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2017to31 Mar 2018Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  4. Add Auckland Castle Deer House and Park to your Itinerary

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    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 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Oct 2017to31 Mar 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  5. Add Tanfield Railway to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 282 reviews282 reviews

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    Railway

    Tanfield

    Oldest existing railway in the world, opened 1725. Steam-hauled passenger trains, vintage carriages, 61 locomotives and steam-driven vintage workshop. Please see website for datws and operating times.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017
  6. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 469 reviews469 reviews

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    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 2017Various Opening Times
    From:
    15 Apr 2017to1 Oct 2017Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  7. Add Durham Mining Museum to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Spennymoor

    Spennymoor Town Hall has it’s dedicated memorial to the works and lives lost during the mining period across County Durham. Events cover mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland and the...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  8. Add Derwentcote Steel Furnace to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1 reviews1 reviews

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    Industrial Archaeology

    Hamsterley

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

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jan 2017to29 Mar 2018
  9. Add Bowlees Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 161 reviews161 reviews

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Newbiggin

    Situated amidst stunning woodland, near to Low and High Force waterfalls and surrounded by rolling fields of hay meadows, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty memorable.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:30 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Oct 2017to31 Oct 2017

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2016North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  10. Add Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 21 reviews21 reviews

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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:
    27 Mar 2017to30 Sept 2017Various Opening Times
  11. Add Durham Town Hall to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Durham City

    Heritage building and events venue

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Various Opening Times
  12. Add Hardwick Park to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 344 reviews344 reviews

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Sedgefield

    Recently restored 18thC park with visitor centre/cafe. Open daily.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Open 07:00 - 18:00

    Awards

    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  13. Add DLI Collection Research and Study Centre to your Itinerary

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    Military

    Spennymoor

    Research and Study Centre housing DLI research library and over 10,000 objects, available to view by appointment .Volunteers on hand to assist with research.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  14. Add Beamish - The Living Museum of the North to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5718 reviews5718 reviews

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    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:
    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
  15. Add Durham Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 83 reviews83 reviews

    Type

    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Local history museum housed in historic church near cathedral. Tells the story of Durham from 10thC to present day using displays, models and artefacts. Brass rubbing and shop.

    Dates

    From:
    1 July 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 11:00 - 16:30
    From:
    3 Oct 2017to25 Oct 2017Various Opening Times
  16. Add Museum of Archaeology to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 31 reviews31 reviews

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    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 2017to26 July 2020Various Opening Times
  17. Add Bowes Castle to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 29 reviews29 reviews

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    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
  18. Add Durham Castle Tours to your Itinerary

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 923 reviews923 reviews

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    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Durham City

    Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour only. Opening can vary - All enquiries re guided tours should be directed Palace Green Library. Telephone 0191 334 2932 or castle.tours@durham.ac.uk.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017

    Awards

    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  19. Add Finchale Priory to your Itinerary

    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 2017to29 Mar 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2016TripAdvisor Travellers Choice