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Further Afield

Activities Further Afield

This page lists some activities and attractions that are within a reasonable travelling distance from Teesdale.

The distances indicated are in miles from Barnard Castle town centre and are approximate only.

Within 15 miles:-

Binchester Roman Fort

Remains of a commanding officer’s house on Teesdale border.
Nr. Bishop Auckland

T:01388 663089   Visit Web site
Low Barns Nature Reserve

120 acre nature reserve on Teesdale border.
Witton le Wear

T:01388 488728   Visit Web site
Witton Castle Holiday Caravan Site

Open to the public on Teesdale border.
Witton le Wear

T:01388 488230   Visit Web site
Butterfly Farm

Greenhouse with tropical & native butterflies at Tow Law Nursery, High Stoop. ¾ mile NW of Tow Law on A68

T:01388 730980    

Within 25 miles:-

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

The North of England Lead Mining Museum on Teesdale border.
3miles west of Wearhead on the A689.

T:01388 537505   Visit Web site
Appleby Castle

11th C Norman keep & Great Hall in 25 acres of grounds.

T:01768 351402   Visit Web site
Hall Hill Farm

Family farm where children can handle animals.
4 miles from Lanchester on B6296.

T:01388 730300   Visit Web site

The National Railway Museum at Shildon.

T:01388 771448   Visit Web site

Within 30 miles:-

South Tynedale Railway

Narrow gauge railway running along picturesque South Tyne valley.

T:01434 382828   Visit Web site
Beamish Museum

Vast open air museum depicting life in the early 1800s & 1900s.
On the A693.

T:01207 231811   Visit Web site

Within 40 miles:-

Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Entertainment for all the family including white knuckle rides.
Also a factory shopping outlet.
North Stainley, Nr Ripon

T:01765 635321   Visit Web site
Wet n Wild

Large indoor water park with chutes and pools
Royal Quays, North Shields

T:0191 2961333   Visit Web site
Hartlepool Historic Quay

Purpose built museum depicting Britain’s maritime heritage in an 18thC seaport.
Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool

T:01429 860077    
HMS Trincomalee

The oldest British warship afloat.
Jackson Dock, Hartlepool

T:01429 223193   Visit Web site

Nearby towns/cities:

  • Darlington and  Richmond (approx.15miles B/Castle)
  • Durham
  • Alston
  • Northallerton
  • Newcastle
  • York
  • Whitby

Nearby areas:

  • Herriot Country
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Lake District
  • Hadrian’s Wall