Things to do in County Durham

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Things to Do in County Durham


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  • Rob H
    Mansfield44 contributions
    My wife loves history so with it being her birthday in January what a better place to take her is Beamish. With me using a stroller i knew id be unable to get round, so it was a blessing that they hire electric scooters out. I couldn’t get round everywhere or go on the trams but with daughter and son-in-law and 3 year old grandson with us, the wife could go everywhere and i had the freedom to catch up at the next tram stop. Beamish is a place of interest if your 5 years old or 85 years old. Well worthy of the ticket admission as once you’ve paid you can return as many times as you like in the year
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Rob H
    Mansfield44 contributions
    I went to university in Durham in the early 1980’s but never walked up that hill to the cathedral. In January it was my wife’s birthday and id booked a weekend away and she had no idea that our daughter son in law and 3 old grandson was going to be there, infact she had no idea where we was going until we booked into the hotel. On the Saturday we walked up the hill me miles behind with my stroller. When you turn the corner is the best cathedral ive ever seen and we have been to quite a few over the uk. Inside the cathedral it is huge and full of history. It is a voluntry donation to enter and the chap looked shocked when i said theres 4 of us, heres £20. But it is well worth it. They had a quick look round but they were going on to the castle tour. The choir were singing and i sat back watched and listened to them for well over a hour. A stunning building and well worthy of a visit
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Jason H
    Wakefield, UK152 contributions
    The museum itself was great with lots of interesting exhibits. The horseradish on the sandwiches in the cafe left a lot to be desired though. You expect a kick with horseradish - but this was bland and not worth bothering.
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • NSD
    Richmond, UK8 contributions
    First visit to beautiful Raby Castle on News Year Day, for their free opening to walk around the grounds/deer park, this year a donation was welcomed for the MIND charity. The grounds, red & fallow deer & castle are stunning. Also had a coffee in the Yurt cafe, friendly staff & quick service although it was busy (think a new restaurant is opening 2024) also on sale in there was venison & long horn beef (frozen) from the estate. The grounds are dog friendly (not the castle) 🐶 a lovely New Year’s Day walk was had by all
    Written 20 January 2024
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  • debramN8662PJ
    9 contributions
    Amazing trip to Hall Hill Farm, so much to do, staff are so friendly and welcoming, it was a fabulous day out, feeding animals, Ghostbusters school, pumpkin carving, tractor ride, the sheep race is the best, tea room/cafe, food so delicious, would highly recommend.
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Scouser1917
    Liverpool, UK11 contributions
    Nice wee maze for little kids and big kids. Poor disabled access, but to be expected. Good used bookshop.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Ella F
    1 contribution
    Tickets bought online in advance were a little cheaper and worth every penny.
    Two adults and an 8 year old in our party easily spent 4 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it however, if wed have visited without our son, wed have still had a great time.
    The cafe is reasonably priced but was card payment only - unsure if that's a permanent thing.
    The weapons demonstrations were informative, engaging and it was great to see the cannon in use.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • lauratea01
    Manchester, UK125 contributions
    Well worth going on the tour. Tour guide (young chap with dark hair) was excellent, very knowledgable and engaging. Around an hour in length.
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • GalaTA
    Galashiels, UK124 contributions
    My grandchildren have never stopped talking about Diggerland since they returned . Worth every penny for a full day out. Lot of things to do and see with no extra charges unlike some attractions like Centre Parks ,the kids loved every minute of it . Staff were brilliant .
    Would highly recommend for kids AND adults .
    Written 24 October 2023
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  • Bill A
    4 contributions
    A hidden gem. The Hiroshima/Nagasaki exhibition is particularly powerful.
    Well worth a visit and the staff are lovely.
    Written 5 September 2023
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  • jeand1624
    Lichfield, UK215 contributions
    A truly wonderful sculpture/statue of a WW1 Tommy. Looking into the face of this sculpture was quite emotional, it said so much and the artist clearly put his heart into it.
    The Tommy was commissioned to commemorate the First World War centenary and is very awe inspiring. I was amazed to learn from a passerby that the townspeople raised over £100,000 so it could be kept in Seaham.
    It's over 9ft tall, was created by local artist Ray Lonsdale and is entitled Eleven O One '1101'.
    The whole area is one of memorial and truly stunning.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • TravellingGran
    3 contributions
    Visited here on a stay away, never been before, very interesting. Was quiet as probably not the best weather for visitors, but that was nice for us to get around. Little bits are a bit worn and tired looking and need a spruce up. But would recommend for people who are visiting the area
    Written 1 January 2024
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