Local points of interest, historical landmarks and recommendations

Things To Do & Places To Visit

We've put together a collection of local attractions, places to visit and sights of historical interest within the local vicinity of our holiday cottages. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like any information about any of the attractions we have listed or would like information about anywhere else you may be looking to visit during your stay.

  • Barnard Castle

    Barnard Castle offers a host of family-run shops, some excellent pubs and the medieval ruins of the 12th Century Castle.

  • Teesdale & High Force

    Take a walk around Teesdale and the Waterfall at High Force.

  • Bowes Museum

    The Bowes was designed and purpose-built as a public art gallery by the French architect Jules Pellechet and opened in 1892.

  • Kynren

    The UK’s Most Spectacular Open-Air Live Show

    Taking place in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham every summer, 'Kynren - an epic tale of England' is a live action extravaganza that takes you on a journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.

    Taking place on a vast open air stage with a huge lake at its centre hiding a host of wonders you'll meet many of the characters and events that have shaped the North East - and the country as a whole - as the 29 scenes, encompassing the Roman occupation to World War II, unfold in front of your eyes.
    With a cast and crew of 1,000 performing alongside the animals of Kynren, the scale of the show must be seen to be believed. Spectacular sets appearing as if by magic, mass choreography and fierce battles are illuminated with dazzling special effects, lighting and pyrotechnics, set to a spine-tingling original score which you'll experience in movie-like surround sound.

  • Beamish Open Air Museum

    Beamish is a living, working experience of life as it was in the Great North in the early 1800s and 1900s.

  • Hamsterley Forrest

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest.  

    From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.

  • Durham

    In Durham City you will find historic buildings, museums, galleries, guided walks, Durham University, shopping and more.

  • Hadrians Wall

    Designated a World Heritage Site in 1987, Hadrian's Wall ranks alongside the Taj Mahal and other treasures of the great wonders of the world.

  • Richmond & the North Yorkshire dales

    Find out more about Yorkshire and Richmond.

  • Lake District

    The Lake District National Park in the north-west of England is the largest English National Park.

  • Newcastle

    Shops, theatres, nightclubs, bars, hotels, galleries and lots more.

  • Pennines

    Visit this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which has become Britains's first European Geopark.