Places to Visit
Hadrian's Wall is an epic World Heritage Site, marching 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic country in England. Experience Roman life and epic history in stunning locations. http://www.visithadrianswall.co.uk/
The Bowes Museum is the jewel in the heart of the historic market town of Barnard Castle in the beautiful Durham countryside. The museum was purpose built in the 19thC and houses outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art. http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/
2000 hectares of mixed woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to activities with waymarked walks, bike hire, cycle routes and horse riding trails. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/hamsterleyforest
Durham's Heritage Coastline
Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. The coastal path that runs along much of the coast leads you through a wonderful mosaic of great natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views along the coastline and out across the North Sea.