Spennymoor attractions

Spennymoor attractions

SpennymoorSpennymoor 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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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 3 miles southwest of Spennymoor.

Auckland Castle

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 3 miles southwest of Spennymoor.

Binchester Roman Fort

Attractions 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 Spennymoor .

Sedgefield Racecourse

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. About 5 miles south of Spennymoor.

Locomotion: the National Railway Museum

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 7 miles north of Spennymoor.

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 7 miles north of Spennymoor.

Crook Hall & Gardens

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