Durham and Teesdale cottage holidays

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

Durham City
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel
Durham Cathedral Treasury Museum
Durham University Botanic Gardens
Durham Castle
Cruises and boating on the river

Award winning North of England Open Air Museum

Barnard Castle
Extensive ruined Norman stronghold high above the river
Bowes Museum – French style chateau housing impressive collection of paintings and furniture
Formal Gardens
Teesdale swimming and sports centre


The Civic Theatre
The Arts Centre
Leisure Centre
Darlington Museum
Railway Centre and Museum

Hamsterley Forest – forest drives, guided and waymarked walks.
Picnic areas

Near Middleton

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

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