Things to Do . . .

Teesdale is in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - excellent for walking, cycling and touring.

It is perfectly placed for exploring the North East and is within easy driving distance of The Yorkshire Dales, North Yorks Moors and Coast, The Lake District and Hadrian's Wall.

Places to See . . .
  • Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
  • Castles; Barnard Castle, Raby Castle, Auckland Castle, Durham Castle, Bolton Castle, Middleham Castle.
  • High Force Waterfall, Teesdale. The highest unbroken fall of water in England.
  • Binchester Roman fort and bath house.
  • Industrial Heritage: Cockfield Fell, Killhope Lead Mine, Nenthead Mine.
  • Hamsterley Forest - walks, cycle hire and cycle trails.
  • Beamish Open Air Museum.
  • Hadrian's Wall.
  • Railways: Weardale, Wensleydale, Tanfield, North York Moors Steam Railway.
  • 'Locomotion' - the National Railway Museum at Shildon.
  • Darlington 'Head of Steam' Railway Museum.
  • York's National Railway Museum.
  • Cathedrals of Durham, Ripon and York.
  • Hartlepool Historic Quay and Museum.
  • Between July 2nd and September 17th, 2016 the first performances of what promises to be spectacular event will take place - "Kynren: an epic tale of England", an open-air night show, at Eleven Arches, Bishop Auckland.
  • Indoor Swimming Pool and leisure centre in Barnard Castle.
  • 18-hole golf course at Barnard Castle.
  • Riding and fishing in the area.
  • And much more.
Raby CastleHigh Force waterfallBarnard CastleKillhope Mining Museum