Find your families next adventure in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, packed full of attractions
The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection, together with a sizeable collection of decorative art, ceramics, textiles, tapestries, clocks and costumes, as well as older items from local history. A great attraction is the 18th century Silver Swan automation. (Approx 7 miles)
High Force is a waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, the waterfall is within the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty. (Approx 8 miles)
Whistle Crag is home to one of several sculpture scattered around Teesdale. The sculpture forms part of a Viewmarkers project by the charity group ARTworks in Teesdale.
Gibsons Cave and Summerhill Forceis only ½ mile walk from Bowlees Visitors Centre.
Hamsterley Forest is one of Durham's most popular visitor destinations. Famous for its Mountain bike courses, Gruffalo Trails, Play Parks and Hiking.
Barnard Castle is a historic market town which takes its name from the castle around which it grew. The castle is an English Heritage property, named after its 12th Century founder, Bernard de Balliol, and was later developed by Richard III.