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Durham's amazing days

An historic steam train on Tanfield Railway in County Durham.

Tanfield Railway

Oldest existing railway in the world, opened 1725. Steam-hauled passenger trains, vintage…

Locomotion Festival of Steam

Locomotion

At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s…

Diggerland Durham Spindizzy Ride

Diggerland

Diggerland is the UK’s most unique construction-themed adventure park where guests can drive, ride…

Durham's amazing stays

Headlam Hall Hotel and Spa

Headlam Hall Hotel and Spa

This idyllic country house hotel, dating back to the mid-17th century, stands in immaculate walled…

Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa exterior fountain

Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa

A chic and innovative 5 star hotel and award winning spa overlooking the sea. Set in 37 acres of…

Rockliffe Hall, Luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort

Rockliffe Hall Luxury Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort

The 18th century Hall and grounds in Darlington have been expertly restored and extended to create…

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