Self Catering Cottages in Durham and Teesdale
A blend of rugged upland, impressive waterfalls, green and pleasant river valleys, historic market towns and attractive villages, all part of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – all easily accessible from on of our
For an active holiday or complete relaxation far away from the crowds, visit, explore and discover Teesdale and follow in the footsteps of Oliver Cromwell, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott and JMW Turner
There are several museums of note some housing art treasures and others telling the stories of our industrial heritage. The award winning Beamish Open Air Museum vividly recreates life in a by-gone age and is truly history come to life in the most entertaining way.
You will find some truly fantastic self catering cottages in Durham & Teesdale, where you can explore picturesque villages, drive along quiet roads, walk and cycle for miles through magnificent scenery, sail or fish on Teesdale's reservoirs and rivers
Not to be missed is a day in Durham itself, a beautiful city with mediaeval streets, a bustling shopping centre and the magnificent Norman Cathedral and castle. As an enduring monument to human skill and inventiveness, the Cathedral speaks powerfully of heritage and history. Its sheer size and splendour testify to the power of Norman overlords establishing their authority in the land they had conquered.
Some Durham & Teesdale Attractions
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel
Durham Cathedral Treasury Museum
Durham University Botanic Gardens
Cruises and boating on the river
Award winning North of England Open Air Museum
Extensive ruined Norman stronghold high above the river
Bowes Museum – French style chateau housing impressive collection of paintings and furniture
Teesdale swimming and sports centre
The Civic Theatre
The Arts Centre
Railway Centre and Museum
Hamsterley Forest – forest drives, guided and waymarked walks.
High Force – England's highest waterfall
Grassholme Reservoir – fishing and nature reserve
Selset Reservoir – sailing
Raby Castle – impressive Mediaeval home of Lord Barnard's family, set in 200 acre gardens and deer park