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  1. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 626 reviews626 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:
    24 Mar 2018to4 Nov 2018
    From:
    24 Mar 2019

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  2. Add Bowlees Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 226 reviews226 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.

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    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
  3. Add Golf at Headlam Hall Country Hotel to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Golf Course

    Gainford

    Located in the Durham dales in the North East, and set over rolling pastureland around the Hall gardens this enjoyable and challenging course features an abundance of natural features including rig & fur, woodland, streams and ponds.

  4. Add North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to your Itinerary

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of England. As well as being an AONB the North Pennines is also a UNESCO Global Geopark – an accolade awarded to areas across the world with...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018

    Awards

    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2014Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
  5. Add May the Forces be with you - a walk around Low and High Force Waterfalls to your Itinerary

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    Walking Route

    Near Middleton in Teesdale

    This 5 mile circular walk takes you through the stunning landscape of Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it includes Low and High Force waterfalls - the most spectacular natural features in the Durham Dales.

  6. Add MischMasch at Rockliffe Hall to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 2953 reviews2953 reviews

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Hurworth-on-Tees

    Welcome to the whimsical world of Mischmasch, inspired by much-loved children’s author Lewis Carroll who grew up in nearby Croft. Every adventure requires a first step, so come on in and discover the wonderland of curiosities.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018

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  7. Add A Dales Journey in the Footsteps of John Wesley to your Itinerary

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    Guided Tour

    “A Dales Journey” is a 90 miles drive following the footsteps of John Wesley’s 1761 journey visiting five of the oldest Methodist chapels in the world.

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    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2018
  8. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 30 reviews30 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.

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  9. Add Barnard Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 648 reviews648 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 2018to31 Mar 2019Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  10. Add Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 198 reviews198 reviews

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    Abbey / Priory

    Barnard Castle

    Charming ruins of Premonstratensian Abbey and picnic area in a picturesque location on the River Tees.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2018to31 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 18:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  11. Add Weardale Railway to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 459 reviews459 reviews

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    Railway

    Stanhope

    The Weardale Railway follows the path of the River Wear and passes through the spectacular scenery of Weardale. With historic connections to the Stockton & Darlington Railway, it was once a vital link to the industrial heart of Teesside.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Mar 2018to31 Oct 2018
  12. Add Grassholme Waterside Park to your Itinerary

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    Type:

    Outdoor and Wildlife Activity

    Barnard Castle

    Grassholme Waterside Park is a place that captures your imagination and lets it run wild, for you to make your perfect day out.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Mar 2018to30 Nov 2018
  13. Add High Force Waterfall to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 915 reviews915 reviews

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    Natural Feature

    Forest in Teesdale

    High Force is the most majestic of the waterfalls on the River Tees. The falls are only a short walk from a bus stop, car park and picnic area.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2018to30 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2016VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  14. Add The Garage Spa to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 187 reviews187 reviews

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    Type:

    Spa and Relaxation

    Greta Bridge

    The newly opened destination Garage Spa is set in an historic building, with all the luxury of a first class modern spa and situated in a beautiful area of Teesdale.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous Good Spa Guide 5 Bubble Spa 2017Good Spa Guide 5 Bubble Spa
  15. Add Horse Riding at Hamsterley Forest to your Itinerary

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    Horse Riding

    Bishop Auckland

    Enjoy miles of waymarked horse-riding routes that let you explore the heart of this beautiful forest. Please note, dedicated horse box parking is located in the Grove car park, 2 miles along the Forest Drive from the Bedburn entrance.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2018
  16. Add Bowlees Picnic Area to your Itinerary

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    Picnic Site

    Newbiggin

    The picnic area is in a sheltered side valley of Teesdale. There are 4 waterfalls in the site and more falls alongside a footpath to Gibson's Cave.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2018
  17. Add Blanchland Circular Walk to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Blanchland

    You'll never forget this timeless stroll through one of England's oldest and most beautiful villages with its striking mixed woodland situated right on the River Derwent. It’s set in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  18. Add Walworth Castle Birds of Prey Experiences to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 437 reviews437 reviews

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    Bird Watching

    Walworth

    Walworth Castle Birds of Prey specialises in offering fantastic falconry experiences and daily flying displays. The centre is set within the stunning grounds of Walworth Castle.

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  19. Add Killhope to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 239 reviews239 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Cowshill

    Refurbished in 2016, Killhope is a multi award winning Victorian lead mining museum offering a great day out for the family. Guided mine tours, working water wheel, original machinery, exhibitions, workshops, family events, performances, stunning...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Mar 2018to28 Oct 2018Open 10:30 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold 2017Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
    • Visit England Code of Practice 2017
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Visitengland Hidden Gem 2016Visitengland Hidden Gem
  20. Add Cow Green Geological Trail to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Nature Trail

    Barnard Castle

    Cow Green Geological Trail Approximately 4 kilometres each way, this linear trail uses well-marked footpaths and minor roads and is wheel/push chair friendly to the top of Caudron Snout.