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  1. Add Barnard Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 619 reviews619 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
  2. Add Balderhead Reservoir Wild Brown Trout Fishery to your Itinerary

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    Fishery

    Baldersdale

    Balderhead Reservoir is one of the best wild brown trout fisheries in the country, offering fantastic scenery of the North Pennine Grouse Moors.

  3. Add Wetheriggs Animal Rescue at Thorpe Farm Centre to your Itinerary

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    Farm

    Greta Bridge

    Come and visit Wetheriggs - Wetheriggs Animal Rescue is a small family run animal rescue centre at Thorpe Farm Caravan Park located on the border of County Durham and North Yorkshire.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018Various Opening Times
  4. Add Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Hamsterley to your Itinerary

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    Walking

    Hamsterley Forest

    Bring the Gruffalo and other characters to life with our brand new Gruffalo Spotters trail and exciting augmented reality app.
    Download The Gruffalo Spotter app at home, then visit Hamsterley Forest.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2018to31 Dec 2018
  5. Add Bowes Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 40 reviews40 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 2018to31 Dec 2018
  6. Add Hamsterley Forest Cycling to your Itinerary

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    Cycle Route

    Hamsterley

    Hamsterley Forest is a magnet for mountain bikers from all over the North of England, attracted by a wide range of cycling experiences. Cycle hire available +44 01388 488222, www.woodnwheels.org.uk

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2009
  7. Add Bowlees Visitor Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 205 reviews205 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
  8. Add Stargazing in the North Pennines to your Itinerary

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    Outdoor and Wildlife Activity

    Stanhope

    Some of the darkest skies in England are found in the North Pennines. Much of the area is remote, wild countryside with little development and the views of the night sky are second to none.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018
  9. Add Selset Reservoir Wild Brown Trout Fishery to your Itinerary

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    Fishery

    Baldersdale

    Selset Reservoir is one of the best wild brown trout fishery in the country offering fantastic scenery of the North Pennine grouse moors.

  10. Add Rockliffe Hall Luxury Golf and Spa Resort to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 400 reviews400 reviews

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    Spa and Relaxation

    Hurworth Place

    At 50,000 square feet, The Spa at Rockliffe Hall guarantees the luxury of space to relax, unwind and indulge. Using exclusive Comfort Zone and Dr Murad products, therapists offer a range of treatments from facials to detoxing treatments.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018Open 08:00 - 22:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous Good Spa Guide Luxury 5 Bubble Spa 2017Good Spa Guide Luxury 5 Bubble Spa
  11. Add Cow Green Wild Brown Trout Fishery to your Itinerary

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    Fishery

    Baldersdale

    Cow Green Reservoir is one of the best wild brown trout fishery in the country offering fantastic scenery of the North Pennine grouse moors.

  12. 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
  13. Add Rookhope Fields and Fells to your Itinerary

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    Walking Route

    Bishop Auckland

    In and around the former lead mining village of Rookhope, this walk takes in both the heritage and the nature of this part of Weardale.

  14. Add The Witham to your Itinerary

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    Arts Centre

    Barnard Castle

    The Witham is a vibrant arts centre with a gallery, shop, theatre and café.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2018
  15. Add High Force Waterfall to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 879 reviews879 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
  16. Add Walworth Castle Birds of Prey to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 427 reviews427 reviews

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    Animal Collection

    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.

    Dates

    From:
    1 July 2018to31 Aug 2018Open 10:30 - 16:00
    From:
    1 Sept 2018to28 Oct 2018Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  17. Add Hury Reservoir Circular to your Itinerary

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    Walking Route

    Barnard Castle

    A 3.5 mile circular footpath around the shoreline of Hury Reservoir, providing magnificent views across the water with a picnic area and shop.

  18. Add Walking in the North Pennines to your Itinerary

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    Walking

    Stanhope

    The North Pennines has a vast rights of way network, including the Pennine Way National Trail, numerous circular walks and large areas of open access land making it a great place to go for a walk.

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  19. Add Weardale Museum and High House Chapel to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 28 reviews28 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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  20. Blackton Reservoir Wild Brown Trout Fishery

    Add Blackton Reservoir Wild Brown Trout Fishery to your Itinerary

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    Fishery

    Blackton Reservoir is one of the best wild brown trout fisheries in the country, offering fantastic scenery of the North Pennine Grouse Moors.