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  1. Add Picnic Spot  - Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 276 reviews276 reviews

    Picnic Spot - Egglestone Abbey

    Type

    Type:

    Abbey / Priory

    Bowes Village, Barnard Castle

    Medieval monastic communities probably did not have much free time to enjoy picnics but the legacy they left behind in terms of beautiful abbeys and churches beckon the modern visitor.     In the 13th century the Premonstratensian Canons, or “white…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020
  2. Add The Auckland Project - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 381 reviews381 reviews

    The Auckland Project - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    Journey through a thousand years of history, art, culture and faith at The Auckland Project in Bishop Auckland.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020Open 07:00 - 17:00
  3. Add Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 135 reviews135 reviews

    Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

    Type

    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Durham

    Ushaw is set in the beautiful Durham countryside and houses architectural gems by Augustus Pugin and his followers. This amazing venue offers conference facilities; art exhibitions; a concert and events programme; a gift shop, and a wide range of…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS

    Indicative Availability

    Book Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels and Gardens Online (opens in a new window)

  4. Add Auckland Castle Deer House and Park to your Itinerary

    Auckland Castle Deer House and Park

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Bishop Auckland

    Auckland Castle commands a prominent position overlooking the River Wear, surrounded by formal gardens and 150 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 2019to31 Dec 2020
  5. Add Beaurepaire Manor House to your Itinerary

    Beaurepaire Manor House

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Durham

    Ruins of a medieval manor house used as a medieval country retreat for the Priors of Durham. Dates from mid 13th century. .

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  6. Add Derwentcote Steel Furnace to your Itinerary

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    Derwentcote Steel Furnace

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    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:
    2 Jan 2020to29 Mar 2021
  7. Add Raby Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 793 reviews793 reviews

    Raby Castle

    Type

    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, Stables Cafe and Shop.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020to31 Dec 2020
    From:
    2 Mar 2020to30 Sept 2020Open 10:00 - 10:00
    From:
    1 July 2020to31 Aug 2020Various Opening Times

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS
    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit Britain We're Good To Go 2020We're Good To Go
  8. Add Brancepeth Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 7 reviews7 reviews

    Brancepeth Castle

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    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Durham

    Brancepeth is one of the oldest castles in the North East. The building today is a combination of the Nevilles' medieval stronghold and the grand country house created for the wealthy Russell family in Regency times. In 2020 the castle will be open…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to2 Dec 2020

    Awards

    • Visit Britain We're Good To Go 2020We're Good To Go

    Indicative Availability

    Book Brancepeth Castle Online (opens in a new window)

  9. Add Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 276 reviews276 reviews

    Egglestone Abbey

    Type

    Type:

    Abbey / Priory

    Barnard Castle

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

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2020

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  10. Add Bowes Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 54 reviews54 reviews

    Bowes Castle

    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 2019to31 Dec 2020
  11. Add Finchale Priory to your Itinerary

    Finchale Priory

    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:
    1 Apr 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2020to31 Mar 2021Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2016TripAdvisor Travellers Choice
  12. Add Barnard Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 727 reviews727 reviews

    Barnard Castle

    Type

    Type:

    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 2019to31 Dec 2020

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  13. Add Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 to your Itinerary

    Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    900-year-old Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland is once again open to visitors, following a three-year conservation programme led by regeneration charity and visitor destination, The Auckland Project.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2019to31 Dec 2020
  14. Add Durham Castle Tours - NO TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1265 reviews1265 reviews

    Durham Castle Tours - NO TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    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 2020to31 Dec 2020

    Awards

    • Visit England VAQAS 2019VAQAS

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Castle Tours - NO TOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Online (opens in a new window)

  15. Add Binchester Roman Fort - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 99 reviews99 reviews

    Binchester Roman Fort - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Type

    Type:

    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    Remains of Commandant's house and neighbouring bath-house containing one of the best preserved examples of a hypocaust (underfloor heating system) in the whole of Britain.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 10:00 - 16:30