Shildon attractions

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ShildonShildon 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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AttractionsLocomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon, Shildon Tel: 01388 777999 Locomotion is an £11 million project, a joint venture between Sedgefield Borough Council and the National Railway Museum at York. It opened in Shildon in September 2004 and links with the existing Timothy Hackworth Museum. The new Museum houses in excess of 60 exhibits and provides an opportunity to view the history of the railways. In the centre of Shildon.

AttractionsAuckland Castle, Bishop Auckland Tel: 01388 601627 Historically the principal country residence of the Prince Bishops and now the official home of the Bishop of Durham. It has a magnificent marble and limestone chapel, reputed to be the largest private chapel in Europe, and is located on a promontory overlooking the Rivers Wear and Gaunless. About 2 miles north of Shildon.

Attractions Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH Tel: 01833 660202 One of England's most beautiful castles with sprawling battlements and a 200-acre deer park. As well as towers and fortifications, Raby houses a fabulous art collection, splendid interiors and treasures including an important collection of Meissen porcelain. About 7 miles southwest of Shildon.

Sedgefield RacecourseAttractions Sedgefield Racecourse, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 2HW Tel: 01740 621925 Hosting 20 Jump race meetings and spanning 11 months of the year, Sedgefield Racecourse is one of Britain’s most popular racecourses. About 8 miles east of Shildon.

AttractionsBinchester Roman Fort, Bishop Auckland Tel: 01388 663089
Binchester was the largest Roman fort in County Durham. A small part has been excavated and is open to view. Most of the fort and the remains of the nearby civilian settlement still lie buried in the surrounding fields. Car parking is available on site or the fort is a 20-minute walk along the banks of the River Wear from Bishop Auckland Market Place.
About 4 miles north of Shildon.

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