Planet Leisure

Planet Leisure | 20 minutes by car  Visit the website here

Killhope Lead Mine

Killhope Lead Mine | 46 minutes by car Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales. Killhope is famous for its huge working waterwheel, but there is much more to Killhope. Click Here To Visit The…

High Force

High Force | 40 minutes by car High force is a waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Teesdale, County Durham. The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has the largest volume of water falling over an unbroken drop when in full spate, thereby earning its Nordic name ‘High…

Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum | 38 minutes by car The North East of England’s open air museum. The museum’s guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century. Much of the restoration and interpretation is specific to the late…

Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum | 30 minutes by car A magnificent French château created in the late 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, housing internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts spanning five centuries. You can visit the website here: http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral | 30 minutes by car Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set next to the Castle and with the medieval city and the river sweeping round the profile of this World Heritage Site, a must see for any visitor to the County of Durham. You can visit the website…

Raby Castle

Raby Castle | 25 minutes by car One of the best-preserved castles in North East England, provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. Fine examples of interiors and architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods providing a magnificent backdrop for the stunning art collection and the…

Kynren | Eleven Arches

Kynren | 10 minutes by car Kynren is a visually stunning night show of an epic tale of 2000 years of English history opening July 2016. Early booking is highly recommended. You can visit the website here: https://elevenarches.org/ 

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle | 10 minutes by car Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings situated since the days of the Norman Conquest, Auckland Castle has been a seat of power and for almost 900 years, it has been the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham. You can visit the website…

Hamsterley Forest

Hamsterley Forest | 10 minutes by car Hamsterley Forest is a 10 minute drive from Plum Tree Cottage sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to forest adventure from wildlife watching and dark sky gazing to adventure play, high octane mountain biking or…

Witton Castle Fishing Lakes

Witton Castle Lakes | 5 minutes by car One of the premier trout fisheries in the North East. It is located within an extensive area of picturesque parkland. First class fishing within a beautiful peaceful setting. The fishery offers fly fishing on two lakes of approximately 3 acres and 5 acres, and a small ½…

Low Barns Nature Reserve

Low Barns Nature Reserve | 5 minute walk Low Barns is one of our region’s most important wildlife sites, this wetland reserve, bordered by the River Wear, also contains mixed woodlands and species rich grasslands. The reserve is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has become important for wildlife due to the wide…