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  1. Add Derwentcote Steel Furnace to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 2 reviews2 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 2018to29 Mar 2019
  2. Add Brancepeth Castle to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 2 reviews2 reviews

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    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 2019 the castle will be open...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2019to27 Nov 2019

    Indicative Availability

    Book Brancepeth Castle Online (opens in a new window)

  3. Add Weardale Railway to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 471 reviews471 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:
    1 Mar 2019to31 Oct 2019
  4. Add Museum of Archaeology to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 37 reviews37 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 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. Add Ushaw to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 100 reviews100 reviews

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    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; weddings; exhibitions; events; and a gift shop, a wide range of food and beverages...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times

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  6. Add Locomotion to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1000 reviews1000 reviews

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    Museum

    Shildon

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

    The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2018to31 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    1 Apr 2019to1 Nov 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze
    • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
    • Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  7. Add Auckland Tower to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Bishop Auckland

    Your visit to The Auckland Project begins at Auckland Tower, where you can find all the information you need to explore the castle, grounds and local area. Here you will buy entry tickets, collect guidebooks and maps, get directions, and learn about...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
    From:
    20 Oct 2019to31 Dec 2019
  8. Add Durham Castle Tours to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1135 reviews1135 reviews

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    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 2019to31 Dec 2019

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Indicative Availability

    Book Durham Castle Tours Online (opens in a new window)

  9. Add Finchale Priory to your Itinerary

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    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 2018to29 Mar 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2016TripAdvisor Travellers Choice
  10. Add Ankers House and St Mary & St Cuthbert's Church to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 26 reviews26 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:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019
  11. Add Binchester Roman Fort to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

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    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 2019to31 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 16:30
  12. Add Tanfield Railway to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 349 reviews349 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 2018to31 Dec 2019
  13. Add Beamish - The Living Museum of the North to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 6889 reviews6889 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:
    29 Oct 2018to5 Apr 2019Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    24 Mar 2019to28 Oct 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Awards

    • 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 2017TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
    • Visit England Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze 2016Visit England Award for Excellence Bronze
    • Regional and Miscellaneous North East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017 2018North East Tourism Awards Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – Gold 2017

    Indicative Availability

    Book Beamish - The Living Museum of the North Online (opens in a new window)

  14. Add Egglestone Abbey to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 241 reviews241 reviews

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    Type:

    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
    From:
    1 Apr 2019to31 Dec 2020

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  15. Add DLI Collection at Sevenhills to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Military

    Spennymoor

    The Durham Light Infantry Collection has moved to Sevenhills at Spennymoor. Items from the collection are available to view preferably by prior appointment, there is also a dedicated research and study area. The DLI medal collection is available to...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  16. Add The Witham to your Itinerary

    Type

    Type:

    Arts Centre

    Barnard Castle

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

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2018to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  17. Add DLI Collection at Palace Green Library to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 109 reviews109 reviews

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    Type:

    Museum

    Durham City

    Explore the history of the Durham Light Infantry enjoying items from the collection with audio, displays and access to the medal collection on demand in the Barker Research Library.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 10:00 - 17:00
  18. Add Durham Museum and Heritage Centre to your Itinerary

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 97 reviews97 reviews

    Type

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    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 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019