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“a weekend away”

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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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.
jarrow
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“a weekend away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

i spent a nice quiet weekend away with the family and the views were outstanding. the weather was kind so what more could you ask for.

Visited August 2011
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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

beautiful always worth a visit and tranquil setting

Visited May 2012
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“my local area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

This area of the Northeast is perfect for walking and sightseeing. Lots of beautiful views and varied wildlife. Everything you need for a great outdoor experience. Country estates and castles abound.

Visited May 2012
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Tyne & Wear
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Beautiful England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Pastures green as far as the eye can see - its hard to believe that unspoiled beauty like this is only 40 miles away from the City where we live, long may it last!

Visited April 2012
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