Durham is an amazing county in North East England, just three hours by train from London, and less than two from Edinburgh. And with Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley international airports nearby, plus the Port of Tyne, a warm welcome awaits visitors from across the globe. Explore our breathtaking scenery, discover award-winning attractions and enjoy world-class exhibitions, festivals and events.
As one of the finest 5 star hotels in Durham, Rockliffe Hall is the perfect stay. Experience the north of England’s most iconic resort destination. Set within a beautiful 365 acre estate on the County Durham and North Yorkshire border, Rockliffe Hall boasts one of the largest spas in the country, an 18 hole championship golf course and award-winning food.
A unique collection of heritage attractions, galleries, gardens and parkland in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Together the attractions tell the remarkable story of Bishop Auckland. The story is one of faith, art and power, from the Prince Bishops of Durham to Bishop Auckland’s surprising connection with the Golden Age of Spanish art.
Raby Castle is a landmark location in County Durham. Visit one of the most impressive intact castles in the North of England, with a powerful exterior and superb collections. The castle is steeped in history, built by the powerful Nevilles in the 14th century, it has been the family home of the Vanes for nearly 400 years.
Explore the picturesque parkland and meet the herds of red and fallow deer. Discover a hideaway playground at The Plotters’ Forest, built within a Christmas tree plantation, where ‘close to nature’ takes on a whole new meaning. Join us for a delicious lunch at the Yurt Cafe and complete your day by heading over to the Hunters Yard to browse the beautiful Stables Shop.
The Estate also includes High Force, England’s highest waterfall. Found outside the picturesque village of Middleton-In-Teesdale the falls can be accessed from The High Force Hotel or incorporated into a longer walk in the Durham Dales.
Beamish is a world famous open air museum which brings the history of North East England to life at its 1820s Pockerley, 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1940s Farm, 1950s Town and 1950s Spain’s Field Farm exhibit areas.
Outstanding collections of art, fashion and design housed in a beautiful French-style public museum set in gardens and parkland. The Museum is in the picturesque market town of Barnard Castle, County Durham in the heart of the Pennines.