Things to do in County Durham

Culture Vultures

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Durham Castle and Cathedral
Raby Castle, Staindrop
Beamish Museum near Stanley

Local Food Lovers

Durham region food Festival(October), Durham Indoor market
Bradley Burn Farm shop

Train buffs

Tanfield railway
Weardale railway
Darlington Railway museum

Garden Lovers

Polemonium Plantery
Durham Botanical Gardens
Hardwick Country Park
Crook Hall Gardens
Birkheads secret garden and nursery


Durham Gala
Sunderland Empire

Scenic days out


Low force, high force, and for the fitter ones falcon clints, cauldron snout and high cup nick. cow green resevoir

Stanhope, killhope lead mine, lead mine trail. Hamsterly forest (dont forget the bike!)

Durham Heritage Coast-UK Landscape Award Winners 2010
hartlepool to seaham, coastal path, eastcoast rail

Nature- the birds and bees

RSPB Saltholme and Seal Sands
Rainton Meadows
Castle Eden Dene, home of Durham Argus Butterfly, which can also be seen at Trimdon Grange local nature reserve.
Low Barns nature reserve