Chester-le-Street attractions

Chester-le-Street attractions

Chester-le-StreetChester-le-Street is in County Durham, a county whose southern boundary is formed by the River Tees, its northern boundary by the River Tyne, its western boundary high in the Pennine Hills and to the east, the limestone cliffs of its North Sea coastline, the unspoilt Durham Heritage Coast. Here you will find the magnificent World Heritage site Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The county is mainly rural with the moors and valleys of Teesdale and Weardale, bustling market towns, former colliery villages, majestic castles and living museums.

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Durham Cathedral and Castle

Attractions Durham Cathedral and Castle - Here you can visit the Tomb of St. Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede. The Castle is now part of the University College but tours take place throughout the day. With the Cathedral, it is still very much an icon of the City and County of Durham. University College, Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW. Tel: 0191 334 4099. www.durhamcastle.org. About 6 miles south of Chester-le-Street.

Durham Cathedral and Castle

 Crook Hall & Gardens

Attractions Crook Hall & Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, Uk, DH1 5SZ Tel: 0191 384 8028. A Medieval Manor House surrounded by romantic gardens. All within walking distance of Durham City Centre. Described by Alan Titchmarsh as "a tapestry of colourful blooms". www.crookhallgardens.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Chester-le-Street.

 Crook Hall & Gardens

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Attractions University of Durham Botanic Garden. Eighteen-acre garden set in mature woodland with exotic trees from America and the Himalayas. Prince Bishops’ Garden, tropical house, cactus house with butterflies and insects. Visitor centre with changing exhibitions, cafe and toilets. About 7 miles south of Chester-le-Street.

University of Durham Botanic Garden

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AttractionsBeamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham Tel: 0191 370 4000. Visit the town, colliery village, farm, railway station, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway, recreating life in the North East in the early 1800's and 1900's. Beamish Museum is an open air museum where you can go underground in a drift mine, visit the pit cottages, Victorian schoolroom, a Victorian dentist and an old fashioned sweet shop. Step on board our trams and we'll transport you into the past. www.beamish.org.uk. About 4 miles west of Chester-le-Street.

Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum

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AttractionsGateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478 The Angel of the North is Britain's largest and most impressive sculpture. It stands near the A1 in Gateshead. Designed by Antony Gormley, it weighs 200 tons, is 20- metres high and has a 54-metre wing span. About 4 miles north of Chester-le-Street.

Gateshead Angel of the North

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