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Hamsterley Forest
Hamsterley Forest
Attraction type: Forests
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Auckland Castle
Auckland Castle(Bishop Auckland)
Owner description: A Palace fit for Kings, built for Prince Bishops Auckland Castle Trust is transforming this 900 year old Bishop’s Palace from an unknown and almost unvisited private dwelling into... more Owner description: A Palace fit for Kings, built for Prince Bishops Auckland Castle Trust is transforming this 900 year old Bishop’s Palace from an unknown and almost unvisited private dwelling into a vibrant and fascinating visitor experience. Auckland Castle stands apart as the medieval home and hunting lodge of the Prince Bishops of Durham who for centuries were equal in power to the Kings of England. Please note, Auckland Castle is now closed to daily visits for major restoration and redevelopment work until 2018. However we still have many events running throughout the year less
Attraction type: Art Galleries; Castles
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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon(Shildon)
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty(Bishop Auckland)
Owner description: The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape of open heather moors, dramatic dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close-knit... more Owner description: The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape of open heather moors, dramatic dales, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, close-knit communities, glorious waterfalls, fantastic birds, colourful hay meadows, stone-built villages, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive plants and much, much more. As well as being an AONB the North Pennines is also a European and Global Geopark - a status endorsed by UNESCO. The AONB is a distinctive landscape of high moorland and broad upland dales in the North of England. It shares a boundary with the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the south and extends as far as the Tyne Valley, just south of Hadrain's Wall, in the north. Parts of the North Pennines AONB are in the three counties of Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is exactly what it says it is: an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so precious that it is in the nation's interest to safeguard them.There are 46 AONBs in Britain (33 wholly in England, four wholly in Wales, one which straddles the English/Welsh border and eight in Northern Ireland) and they cover 18% of our countryside. AONBs are designated in recognition of their national importance and to ensure that their character and qualities are protected for all to enjoy. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Low Barns Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre
Low Barns Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre(Bishop Auckland)
Owner description: Low Barns is a valuable wetland reserve and one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites, located adjacent to the River Wear. The reserve has become important for wildlife... more Owner description: Low Barns is a valuable wetland reserve and one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites, located adjacent to the River Wear. The reserve has become important for wildlife due to the wide range of habitats including wet woodland, grassland, open water and river side, which are home to many different types of birds, mammals, plants and insects. However, Low Barns has not always been a haven for local wildlife. Originally farmland, the site underwent sand and gravel extraction until 1964 when the area was given to Durham Wildlife Trust and restored as a nature reserve. In 2003 a redundant sewage treatment works on the site was replaced with a new reed bed habitat and a boardwalk which enabled public access with minimal disturbance to wildlife. The site’s flat terrain and large accessible bird hides make it an ideal place to visit for everyone. For upcoming events check our website. Parking is free for DWT members and £2.50 for non-members. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centres
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The Cross Keys
The Cross Keys
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Hamsterley
Price: US$10 - US$23
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Hamsterley Forest Tea Rooms
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Hamsterley

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The Copper Mine
The Copper Mine
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Crook
Cuisines: Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Viva Restaurant
Viva Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Crook
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
The Bridgewater Arms
The Bridgewater Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Winston
Price: US$20 - US$89
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Pub, European
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

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The Brown Horse Hotel
The Brown Horse Hotel
US$82 - US$85 (£59 - £61)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tow Law
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Redworth Hall Hotel
4.0 of 5
Redworth Hall Hotel
US$91 - US$182
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Redworth
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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
3.0 of 5
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
US$71 - US$162
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Walworth
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

West Hoppyland Lodges
West Hoppyland Lodges
US$56 (£40)

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Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf
4.0 of 5
Headlam Hall Hotel Spa & Golf
US$181 - US$248
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Headlam
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Premier Inn Bishop Auckland Hotel
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Bishop Auckland Hotel
US$70 - US$111
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Bishop Auckland
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

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Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Best Western Beamish Hall Country House Hotel
US$107 - US$273 (£77 - £196)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Beamish
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Middleton Lodge
5.0 of 5
Middleton Lodge
US$181 - US$242
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Richmond
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Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner
4.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner
US$64 - US$126
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Scotch Corner
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