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Local Area

Fancy a day out? Our holiday lets are not far from some stunning locations.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round

Raby Castle

Head to the Durham Dales and uncover the history behind Raby Castle, where the medieval exterior hides the opulent home of Lord Barnard, who still makes Raby his home today.

High Force

Explore the vast and breath-taking landscapes of the dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty, and don’t miss High Force waterfall – a spectacular sight and the perfect photo opportunity

Beamish Museum

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling a story of the life in north east england during the 1820s, 190s & 1940s.

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle is situated in the historic town of Bishop Auckland in the Vale of Durham, a lively market town with a fascinating 2,000 year heritage.

National Railway Museum

Discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK's largest railway museum.

The Bowes Museum

A magnificent French château created in the late 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, housing internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts spanning five centuries.

Barnard Castle

Set on a high rock above the River Tees, Barnard Castle takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp family and then passed into the hands of Richard III.

Hardwick Park

Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference, a Visit England accredited attraction, and a great place to visit at any time of the year.

Hartlepool Maritime Experience.

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools - in fact everybody. It brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to forest adventure or a tranquil getaway from the hustles of modern living.


Family-friendly wetlands with hides for birdwatching including a play area, cycle path and cafe.