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Auckland Castle, County Durham

With its grand arch, Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace or the Bishop's Castle, is the official residence of the.....

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Barnard Castle, County Durham

This historic town is a picturesque centre for discovering the delights of Teesdale. The town occupies a clifftop site above.....

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Beamish Open Air Museum, County Durham

Beamish Museum lies in a basin of stunning countryside covering over three hundred acres. This is no ordinary museum, but an.....

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Binchester Roman Fort, County Durham

For over 300 years, Binchester Roman Fort was occupied for. To begin with, soldiers in this fort did not come from this area;.....

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Bowes Museum, County Durham

Josephine Bowes, wife of John Bowes was a Parisian actress, and perhaps this shows in the choice of building they chose as a.....

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Castle Eden Dene NNR, County Durham

Hidden in an area which was once noted for its coal-faces, the lush wooded ravine of Castle Eden Dene offers a welcome respite.....

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Durham Castle, County Durham

Durham Castle is another one of Durham's magnificent buildings. It was founded in 1072 and such was the impregnability of the.....

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Durham Cathedral, County Durham

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....

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Hamsterley Forest, County Durham

Hampsterley Forest encompasses over five thousand acres, it is a combination of parkland and forest, giving access to some of the.....

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High Force, County Durham

This is the Tees most spectacular offering, it is also England's highest waterfall. The best time to see High Force is just.....

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum, County Durham

Killhope Lead Mining Museum keeps alive the counties lead mining traditions. This is a fully restored site of a working mine.....

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Raby Castle, County Durham

Arriving close to Staindrop from almost any direction the view of Raby Castle, built by the powerful Nevill family in the.....

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Weardale, County Durham

This lovely scenic valley lies between the town of Bishop Auckland, seat of princes of the church and the charming market town of.....

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