DURHAM

including REDCAR and CLEVELAND, MIDDLESBROUGH, STOCKTON ON TEES, HARTLEPOOL and DARLINGTON

 

 
Kilhope - North of England Lead Mining Museum         Nr Cowshill            www.durham.gov.uk/killhope
Killhope is an award winning, Family Friendly, 'Quality Assured Visitor Attraction' where visitors discover the lives of Lead Mining families. Park Level mine is a real adventure. Equipped with hardhat, lamp and wellies you are guided down the original tunnel. On the surface, work as a washer boy and find your own lead ore. See the North of England's largest working water wheel. Quiet Woodland Walks, Exhibitions, Shop and Cafe enhance you memorable day out.
Directions: Situated between Stanhope and Alston on the A689, the heart of the North Pennines ANOB.
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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience                        Hartlepool              www.hartlepoolsmaritimeexperience.com
An amazing recreation of an 18th Century seaport. This attraction is a great day out for all ages and really brings to life this fascinating time in British history. Featuring the oldest warship afloat in Europe, HMS Trincomalee. Costumed guides add to the experience and there are regular musketry, cannon and sword fighting displays. Available to hire for family celebrations, weddings, business meetings and pirate parties.
Directions:
 North - A19 then A179. South - A19 then A689. Look out for the ships' masts.
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Mini Moos Farm                        Holmside Park, Edmondsley                                        www.minimoosfarm.co.uk

Mini Moos Farm is a Farm Visitor Centre with unique miniature animals.  50,000 square feet of indoor play area means that even if it rains, the fun doesn’t stop. With live animal shows throughout the day, you’ll find plenty to do until the rain goes. Located next to the play area, with views out over the farm, our cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.  Open 10am until  5pm every day of the week.
Directions:  Between Edmondsley and Holmside, County Durham DH7 6EY

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Auckland Castle Deer HouseBishop AuklandDeer House
A charming Gothic Revival 'eyecatcher' built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham. It provided deer with shelter and food, and had grounds for picnics and rooms for enjoying the view.

Barnard CastleBarnard CastleCastle
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. With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as ‘Barney’ so there is plenty to do for families on a day out. Try and spot Richard's boar emblem carved above a window in the inner ward or visit the 'sensory garden' of scented plants and tactile objects.

Bowes CastleBowesCastle
The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th century keep, on the site of a Roman fort guarding the approach to strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines.

Bowes Museum, TheBarnard CastleMuseum
The Bowes Museum houses a collection of outstanding European fine and decorative arts and offers an acclaimed exhibition programme, alongside special events and children’s activities.

Deepdale OffroadBarnard Castle
An opportunity to explore the capabilities of our Land Rover under the guidance of an instructor in 25 acres of challenging off road terrain.

Derwentcote Steel FurnaceNr Rowlands GillFurnace
Built in the 1720s, Derwentcote is the earliest and most complete steel-making furnace in Britain. It produced high-grade steel for springs and cutting tools.

Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art GalleryDurhamMilitary Museum
One of the finest Regimental Museums in the Country. The Durham Art Gallery will inspire you with its changing programme of traditional and contemporary exhibitions.

Egglestone AbbeyBarnard CastleAbbey
The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle. Remains include much of the 13th-century church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenious toilet drainage system.

Finchale PrioryDurhamPriory
The very extensive remains of a 13th century priory, founded on the site of a retired pirate's hermitage. Part of it later served as a holiday retreat for the monks of Durham Cathedral. Beautifully sited by the River Wear with delightful riverside walks nearby.

Forum Music Centre, TheDarlingtonMusic Venue
Live music venue with a varied programme of events plus three fully equipped rehearsal rooms and a professional recording studio available at competitive rates.

Gaunless Valley Visitor CentreButterknowleVisitor Centre
Open throughout the year to promote the heritage of the Gaunless Valley and Cockfield Fell - North of England's largest ancient monument.

Gisborough PrioryGisboroughPriory
Triumphal arch in market town of Guisborough. East end of priory church an outstanding example of gothic architecture and reminder this was very wealthy monastery.

Ormesby HallOrmesbyHouse and Garden
Once the home of the Pennyman family for over 300 years. Marvel at the fine plaster work and carved wood decoration of this historic house.

Peterlee Parachute CentreShotton CollieryParachute Centre
Parachuting and Skydiving for beginners. Solo and Tandem Freefall courses available. Hangarage, tarmac runway, & aviation fuel available. Aerosports club canteen, licensed bar & bunkhouse.

Saltburn Cliff LiftSaltburnIndustrial Heritage
Opened on the 28th June 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalanced cliff lift in Britain. Height of the lift is 120ft; length of the track 207 ft.

Saltburn Smugglers Heritage CentreSaltburnHeritage Centre
The Award Winning Saltburn Smugglers is set in ancient fisherman's cottages, which skilfully blends costumed characters with the authentic sounds and smells of days gone by.


 
Allensford Country ParkNr Consett
Anker's House Museum, TheChester-le-Street
Arts Centre DarlingtonDarlington
Auckland CastleBishop Aukland
Barnard Castle Tourist Information CentreBarnard Castle
Beamish (North of England Open Air Museum)Beamish
Bear BottomsDurham
Bears Plus CraftsDurham
Billingham Art GalleryBillingham
Billingham Beck Valley Country ParkBillingham
Binchester Roman FortBishop Aukland
Bishop Auckland Discovery CentreBishop Aukland
Bishop Auckland Tourist Information CentreBishop Aukland
Bowlees Picnic AreaMiddleton-in-Teesdale
Bowlees Visitor CentreMiddleton-in-Teesdale
Butterfly WorldStockton-on-Tees
Captain Cook Birthplace MuseumMiddlesbrough
Captain Cook Schoolroom MuseumMiddlesbrough
Castle Eden Dene National Nature ReservePeterlee
Causey Arch and Picnic AreaStanley
Cleveland Ironstone Mining MuseumSkinningrove
Cocken Lodge Golf Course and Golf Driving RangeLeamside
Croft CircuitDalton-on-Tees
Crook Hall and Gardens Sidegate, Durham
Croxdale HallDurham
Dalton ParkSeaham
Darlington Civic TheatreDarlington
Darlington Railway Centre and MuseumDarlington
DiggerlandLangley Park, Durham
Dorman MuseumMiddlesbrough
Durham CastleDurham
Durham CathedralDurham
Durham City Tourist Information CentreDurham
Durham Dales CentreStanhope
Durham Tees Valley AirportDarlington
Durham University Botanic GardenDurham
Durham University Oriental MuseumDurham
Eggleston Hall GardensBarnard Castle
Empire TheatreBishop Auckland
Exotic Animal Welfare TrustTow Law
Forum TheatreBillingham
Fowler's Yard Art and Craft WorkspacesDurham
Gala TheatreDurham
Glass and Art GalleryConsett
Great Ayton Tourist Information CentreGreat Ayton
Green Dragon MuseumStockton-on-Tees
H M Bark EndeavourStockton-on-Tees
Hall Hill FarmNr Lanchester
Hamsterley ForestBishop Auckland
Hardwick Hall Country ParkSedgefield
Hart Saxon Church Saint Mary MagdaleneHart Village
Hartlepool Art GalleryHartlepool
Hartlepool Historic QuayHartlepool
Hartlepool Tourist Information CentreHartlepool
High Force WaterfallMiddleton-in-Teesdale
HMS TrincomaleeHartlepool
Hollywood BowlStockton-on-Tees
Houghall CollegeHoughall
HuntcliffSaltburn
Josephine & John Bowes Museum, TheBarnard Castle
Kascada Leisure ComplexDurham
Kirkleatham Owl CentreRedcar
Locomotion The National Railway Museum at ShildonShildon
Low Barns Nature Reserve and Visitor CentreBishop Auckland
Margrove South Cleveland Heritage CentreMargrove
Meet the MiddletonsMiddleton-in-Teesdale
Middlesbrough Football and Athletic CompanyMiddlesbrough
Middlesbrough TheatreMiddlesbrough
Middlesbrough Tourist Information CentreMiddlesbrough
Mister Twisters Wacky World of FunConsett
Monks DormitoryDurham
Museum of ArchaeologyDurham
Museum of HartlepoolHartlepool
Natures World at the Botanic CentreMiddlesbrough
Newham Grange Leisure FarmCoulby Newham
Old Fulling Mill Museum of ArchaeologyDurham
Otter Trust's North Pennines ReserveBowes
Paddock Farm Water GardensDarlington
Peterlee Tourist Information CentrePeterlee
Phoenix Hot Glass StudioDurham
Preston Hall MuseumStockton-on-Tees
Raby CastleDarlington
Reptile Trust, TheBurnopfield
Rokeby ParkNr Barnard Castle
Ruff N Tumble Adventure WorldNewton Aycliffe
Sacred JourneyDurham
Sedgefield PotterySedgefield
St Mary and St Cuthbert's ChurchChester-le-Street
Stockton-on-Tees Tourist Information CentreStockton-on-Tees
Tanfield RailwayNr Stanley
Tees Cottage Pumping StationDarlington
Teesside White Water CourseStockton-on-Tees
Thorpe Farm Peel HouseBarnard Castle
Timothy Hackworth Victorian & Railway MuseumShildon
Tom Leonard Mining MuseumSaltburn-by-the-sea
Top Gear Indoor KartingGilesgate Moor
Transporter Bridge and Visitor CentreMiddlesbrough
Weardale Open Air Swimming PoolStanhope
Weardale RailwayStanhope
Whitworth Hall Country ParkNr Spennymore
Witton CastleBishop Auckland
Yarm ViaductYarm

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