Things to Do in County Durham

There's plenty of things to do and see in County Durham, and The Manor House Hotel is centrally located for exploring everything that the local area has to offer. In addition to our suggestions below, visit the official tourist board website, This is Durham, for more suggestions.

  • The Bowes Museum

    The Bowes Museum
    Teesdale in the Durham Dales is home to one of the country's most fascinating museum experiences - The Bowes Museum was created over 100 years ago and contains the greatest collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North.

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  • Beamish Museum

    Beamish Museum
    Beamish, the North of England Open Air museum, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and early 1900s. DISCOUNT: Hotel residents receive 25% discount at Beamish Museum - ask for a voucher at Reception

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  • Barnard Castle

    Barnard Castle
    Barnard Castle in Teesdale is a historic market town which takes its name from the castle around which it grew. A haven for discerning shoppers and treasure seekers, and the restaurants, cafés and pubs serve good quality home-made food with local produce

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  • Killhope

    Killhope
    Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.

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  • Egglestone Abbey

    Egglestone Abbey
    The charming ruins of a small monastery of Premonstratensian 'white canons', picturesquely set above a bend in the River Tees near Barnard Castle. Remains include much of the 13th century church and a range of living quarters, with traces of their ingenio

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  • Hamsterley Forest

    Hamsterley Forest
    Hamsterley Forest is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to forest adventure or a tranquil getaway from the hustles of modern living.

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  • High Force Waterfall

    High Force Waterfall
    High Force is the most majestic of the waterfalls on the River Tees. The falls are only a short walk from a bus stop, car park and picnic area.

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