Leisure

Set in 18 acres of lawns and woodlands, just 3 miles from the A1(M) junction 58, Walworth Castle is in the perfect location for business and leisure clients alike, with an abundance of activities and areas of interest right on the castle's doorstep.

Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum is located near the market town of Barnard Castle and is a beautiful 19th-century building which houses significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Only a 15 minute drive from the castle, it makes for a great day out.

South Park

South Park is a Victorian park in Darlington and was opened to the public in 1853. There are areas for walking and feeding the birds, a wonderful band-stand, new play areas and a skate park. Why not enjoy a spot of lunch in the bistro-style café while you’re there?

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England, and perhaps even in Europe. Voted one of Britain's most beautiful buildings, you can view inside the cathedral, the cloisters and visit the gift shop and café.

Paddock Farm

Paddock Farm Water Gardens is a selection of nine unique gardens with themes from the Mediterranean to the Orient. It also houses a quaint tea-room.

High Force Waterfall

Discover High Force Waterfall, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, just 20 minutes' drive from the castle.

National Railway Museum

Based at George Stephenson’s, a civil engineer often referred to as the ‘Father of Railways’, old house, this museum offers steam train rides during busy periods and is a great day out to explore the heritage of the railway.

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience is a superb recreation of an 18th-century seaport. A great day out for all the family, it brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Barnard Castle

Visit the market town of Barnard Castle, which is set on a high rock overlooking Richmond with its Georgian architecture and cobbled streets, both of which have wonderful castles for you to visit.

Butterfly World

Butterfly World in Stockton is based at Preston Park. Enter the magical world of a tropical rainforest and view the beautiful butterflies. Also found at the park is a small train, a children’s play area and plenty of open space to enjoy a summer’s day!

Beamish

Beamish is one of the most famous museums telling the story of North-east England during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. Known as the living museum, you can visit the old school and shops of the period, the town, the station and the pit village. Beamish is a wonderful day out for all the family.

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