Love where you live? We certainly do, and are proud to recommend some great places to visit, for those wishing to explore the area during their stay. Here are just a few:
Auckland Castle reopened in 2019 after major conservation work. A former seat of power in the North, being the residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham. Now you can explore its opulence, surrounded by a collection of galleries, gardens, parkland and events. Events, such as Kynren, a dazzling outdoor theatre spectacular.
A nearby market town named after the castle around which it was built. Barnard Castle can be seen set on a high rock with impressive views overlooking the River Tees. A lovely place for riverside walks along the Teesdale Way. The town is also home to Bowes Museum, surrounded by gardens and parkland, this museum holds a significant collection of European fine and decorative arts.