Visit Durham City and take in the breathtaking Durham Cathedral and Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and don’t miss Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s new world-class exhibition experience. Delve further into the county’s past at amazing attractions including Beamish Museum and Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in the Vale of Durham, and Killhope in the Durham Dales. And if you’re a culture vulture then seek out the fantastic fine and decorative art collections inside The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
If you prefer the outdoors then you’ll find breathtaking views and walking and cycling routes galore amongst Durham’s stunning countryside and coastal areas. Explore the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a picture-perfect landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers – and home to High Force – one of England’s most impressive waterfalls. Or pack your hiking boots and head to the Durham Coast for dramatic sea views along the coastal footpath.
FOR PLACES TO VISIT – GO TO - www.ThisisDurham.com/thingstodo
There are plenty of opportunities to explore Teesdale by foot or on your bike!
Food Festival – Bishop Auckland – April – www.bishopaucklandfoodfestival.co.uk
Events in Scarth Hall - Standrop - www.scarthhall.co.uk/whats-on/
Events at Raby Castle - Staindrop - www.rabycastle.com/whats-on/events
Events at The Witham - Barnard Castle - www.thewitham.org.uk
Activities at Hamsterley Forest - Hamsterley - www.forestryengland.uk/hamsterley-forest