High Force is a beautiful sight with its 70 foot drop into a plunge pool making it
England's highest uninterrupted waterfall. With its surrounding walks along the River
Tees and its gift shop its a lovely visit. More information can be found here.
Based in the local Market town of Barnard Castle the Bowes Museum is a breathtaking
building with its artistic design and beautiful gardens. Inside the building exciting
exhibitions of fashion, photography and fine art can be found as well as its gift
shop and cafe. More information can be found here.
Hamsterley Forest is one of the top attractions in the county attracting around 180,000
visitors a year. The Forests many walking trails and cycling routes are all accessible
amongst the forests lush trees. As well as its Walking and cycling routes there are
picnic sites, play areas and a cafe as well as its different car parks. Hamsterley
Forest also features one of the best Downhill bike tracks in the UK. More information
can be found here.
This iconic railway line stretching through 18.7 miles of the Weardale scenery is
a fantastic way to see the views. Different stations have different facilities with
the Stanhope Station including a shop and a cafe. The Railway is only open for certain
days so be sure to check the times and dates on the website as well as prices. More
information can be found here.
Eggleston Hall Gardens and Tearoom
The Coach House and Gardens at Eggleston Hall are set in the grounds of the Georgian
country house looking over the River Tees. Used as the location for Ladette to Lady
the privately owned house has beautiful gardens in which you can view and purchase
a variety of plants and flowers and from March Till Christmas the Cafe and tea shop
and the Garden room gift shop are open. More information can be found here.
Eggleston Abbey is located just outside of Barnard Castle with its picturesque views
over the River Tees. The remains of the Abbey include the 13th century church and
a range of living quarters and the grass land is perfect for families and couples
and activities such as picnics are ideal. More information can be found here.
Located on the outskirts of the village Staindrop Raby Castle’s picturesque landscape
and medieval castle are a fantastic visit. Buit in the 14th Century the Castle has
a rich history held within the walls for you to discover by guided tours of the halls
and chambers. Also found within the vast land including the lakes are deer freely
strolling. A visit to the Gardens, Tearoom and the gift shop can round off an enjoyable
day out. More information can be found here.
For Almost 900 years Auckland Castle has been the Palace of the Prince Bishops. With
its unique history and grounds Auckland Castle has a large variety of activities
for visitors with its Large grounds perfect for a walk with the Deer House, brdges
and a fish pond offering a picturesque walk. Inside visitors can view the long dining
room and exhibitions where you can view and learn about the rich history. And if
you are in need of a rest the Cafes high quality food and drink will more then do.
More information can be found here.
Locomotion (National Railway Museum) offers a fantastic experience with its spectacular
building hosting many fascinating trains spanning the decades. The Museum also hosts
a variety of events to interest many. As well as the trains and information a gift
shop and cafe can be accessed. More information can be found here.
Found Below are links to other tourist attractions within driving distance of the cottages: