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Local Attractions

Auckland Castle

This historic castle has been the home of the Bishops of Durham for over 800 years, and today is the Bishop's official residence.

The historic building, with its magnificent Chapel, Throne Room and Long Dining Room, is already the administrative centre for the Diocese and a notable tourist attraction.

Visit the Auckland Castle website

Telephone 01388 601627

Balderhead Fishery

275 acres, coloured water reservoir run by Northumbrian Water, sited high up among heather grouse moors. Depth between eleven and twenty feet and a ticket machine on site.

Telephone Jeff Sage on 0191 38

Derwent Premier Trout Fishery

With a large lake set in over 1,000 acres of grass and pasture moorland setting. Seven miles of bank for fly fishing, three miles for worm anglers. Reservoir, coloured water over twenty feet deep. Fantastic set up with tuition available in May and July.

Telephone 01207 255250

Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

Everything from dinghy cruising & racing to Sports Boats and Windsurfing!

Visit the Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club website

Telephone 01434 675258

Durham Dales Centre

The Durham Dales Centre and Castle Gardens offer a wide range of facilites for both visitors and local residents. A Tourist Information Centre, Craft Shops and Conference Facilites draw people from all over the area. With some fabulous home-cooking - who can resist a visit?!

Visit the Durham Dales Centre website

Telephone 01388 527650

Northumberland National Park

Officially England’s most tranquil place! The dramatic hills and sheltered valleys stretch all the way from Hadrian's Wall to the Scottish border. A truly stunning place to visit with hundred's of possible days out within the park!

Visit the Northumberland National Park website

Telephone 01434 605555

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

Weardale's Open Air Swimming Pool is the only Heated open air pool in County Durham and only 10 minutes from the park. It's situation in the Northern Dales valley of Weardale makes for a very picturesque swim!

Telephone 01388 528466

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