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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in County Durham

As well as Durham itself, County Durham contains other large settlements such as Darlington, Hartlepool and Wolsingham. The county also hosts a large area of the stunning North Pennines. Places to Visit in County Durham Brancepeth Castle Golf Club and Diggerland are listed below.
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Brancepeth Castle has some of the finest par threes and can claim to be one of the North-East's most picturesque courses. Designed by Harry Colt and at 6,400 yards and with a par of 70 it's a sound test. The first thing you notice are the rippling fairways and the second, ninth and 10th (played in the shadow of the castle) are three of the hardest par threes around. The latter two are close to 200 yards and play across a deep ravine which weaves through the course. The clubhouse is entered t...
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Diggerland Durham is one of the four Diggerland theme parks that operate in the UK. With thrill-a-minute rides and the opportunity to drive and operate real-life construction vehicles, Diggerland provides a unique day out for the whole family.
in Durham
There are few things more welcoming that a glowing log fire in the quintessential cosy English pub and this is precisely what greets you when you enter the Rose and Crown. Once settled in one of the snug armchairs it would be very tempting not to move for the rest of the evening. However, this would mean missing the oak panelled dining room bathed in romantic candlelight and, of course, the wonderful food served there. The four course menu could start with seared king scallops with leek ris...
in Durham
Headlam Spa is a rural retreat in the picturesque countryside of Teesdale and stands next to the superb Headlam Hall Hotel, a Jacobean mansion steeped in character. The facilities include a 14m deck-level pool with water jet feature, outdoor hydrotherapy spa pool, sun terrace, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym, studio and 5 luxury treatmetn rooms. The design reflects the rural surroundings with a contemporary edge; earthy colours, natural stone, bespoke joinery and stunning mosaic tiles a...
in Tyne & Wear
Opened by the club's attached touring professional Lee Westwood in May 2011, the championship Lee Westwood Colt course at Close House is a typical, thoughtfully-designed English parkland lay-out offering a rich variety of outstanding holes through the estate of an 18th century mansion, now a splendid hotel. Individual features of the area, including a forest, Roman fort and an historic wall, have been skilfully incorporated with panoramic views over the Tyne Valley, yet just ten miles from Ne...
in Tyne & Wear
Discover the manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone built 17th century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington´s direct ancestors. There are displays on George Washington, and how the Hall was saved with American support. The rooms are furnished in Jacobean style with a fine collection of oil paintings, delftware and heavily carved oak furniture. ...
in Tyne & Wear
The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley's art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races. In 1977 the Shipley began collecting contemporary art made in Britain. O...
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Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city centre gem of an attraction has much, much more to see and will keep visitors from 1 to 100 fascinated, such is the eclectic mix of exhibits, many pleasingly hands-on. Tyne and Wear was a pow...
in Tyne & Wear
St Vincent is a small cosy wine bar, inspired by places found while traveling in France and Italy. It's the sort of place for friends to hang out and enjoy great food and great drinks.
in Tyne & Wear
The Broad Chare has won accolades and awards from a whole heap of judges, including the Good Food Guide 2018, Hardens Best UK Restaurants 2018 and the AA Pub Guide 2017. Taking the best of a traditional pub and blending it with modern touches, The Broad Chare offers a simple, warm gastropub experience that keeps people coming back for more.
in Tyne & Wear
This small but important gallery on Newcastle's New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th century paintings and world class watercolours. The pre-Raphaelite paintings are worth the trip alone. But there is contemporary work here too with Moore's Seated Woman: Thin Neck, Gaugin's The Br...
in Tyne & Wear
Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated Roman site in the UK. It marks the beginning (or end) of the Roman Wall and the Museum was opened in June 2000.
in Northumberland
Discover the Life of Roman Solider at Chesters Fort & Museum on Hadrian's Wall Part of Hadrian's Wall and built in 122-123AD, Chesters Fort & Museum is the best-preserved Roman cavalry fort in Britain and allows visitors to explore officers' quarters and the well-preserved baths and steam room. Inside the museum there is a treasure trove of Roman items unearthed during the excavation of Hadrian's wall including the Clayton Collection of altars and sculptures.
in North Yorkshire
At the 1783 they bring fresh, locally sourced ingredients together to create a menu that combines the vision of their Chef's, with the rich history of North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. The 1783 re-launched in 2018 with a stunning new look, new Manager, new menu and new Chef to bring high quality, authentic food to Reeth.
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in Tyne & Wear
Stephenson Railway Museum is a small heritage railway that occupies the test track for the Tyne & Wear Metro. Its heritage railway is run by dedicated local volunteers, with trains running in season on Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Thursday during North Tyneside school holidays. During December weekends, the railway runs Santa Specials.
in Tyne & Wear
The Belsay Hall comprises three distinct but related elements: a medieval castle that was enlarged in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that superseded it as a family residence at the beginning of the 19th century, and an outstanding garden linking the two buildings. A mix of eclectic architecture Belsay Hall is a stately home like no other, explore the great room of the ruined medieval castle on the site and clamber to the top of the tower for lovely Northumberland views. Altho...
in Tyne & Wear
Explore one of Britain's most Intriguing Country Mansions The Belsay Hall comprises three distinct but related elements: a medieval castle that was enlarged in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that superseded it as a family residence at the beginning of the 19th century, and an outstanding garden linking the two buildings. A mix of eclectic architecture Belsay Hall is a stately home like no other, explore the great room of the ruined medieval castle on the site and cla...
in Tyne & Wear
South Shields Museum is housed in a listed building which used to be the Library. It specialises in local history and has an art gallery and small animal collection. There are both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions.
in Tyne & Wear
Arbeia Roman Fort was the supply base for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. Its strategic position at the mouth of the Tyne gave advance notice of any invading troops. It is an UNESCO Heritage site.
in Northumberland
Go Back in time and Experience the Life of a Roman Soldier at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrians wall Set on Hadrians wall, Housesteads Roman Fort is home to stunning panoramic views of Northumberland and a fantastic educational visitors centre. The Fort is one of twelve built by Emperor Hadrian in around 124BC and the accompanying museum is stacked with a range of objects found on the site such as flat-bottomed pottery and cooking pots. English Heritage, which operates the site, ha...
in Tyne & Wear
Discover Seaton Delaval Hall, A place of great theatre and drama Built in the early 18th century and the best example in the country of English Baroque, Seaton Delaval Hall and Gardens was created by Sir John Van Brugh who was also responsible for Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace. The house has survived terrible fires and military occupation over its 900 year history but still stands defiant, from the glorious breathtakingly beautiful Central Hall to the dark cellar network of servant...
in Tyne & Wear
Discover Seaton Delaval Hall, A place of great theatre and drama Admiral Delaval commissioned Sir John Vanbrugh to build the hall in 1718. The house was the home of the Delaval family who were famous for the notoriously extravagant parties they threw in the Georgian period. The Hall was damaged by fire in 1822, but successive generations of the family, particularly the late Lord Hastings, undertook extensive repairs to ensure the Hall's survival.
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