The Northern England / Northumberland regionThe cottage is in an ideal location for exploring all the north eastern counties, while the city of Durham with its lovely cathedral and river walks should not be missed. Shops 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 2 minutes walk.
Beamish has easy access to the A1, which will take you further north to Alnwick and the Heritage Coast, where a day can be spent exploring the many historic castles and friendly villages set amongst unspoilt golden sandy beaches.
Not too far away is the Metro Centre - one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with an abundance of shops and eateries.
For cricket fans, Durham County Cricket Club's ground, 'The Riverside', is a short drive away at Chester-le-Street.
The Durham / Beamish areaThe Beamish Valley is one of the most important archaeological landscapes in England. A picturesque river setting, it boasts country inns and gastro pubs serving home cooked food.
Beamish Museum, the open-air 'Living Museum of the North' which recreates life in the North East over various points in history, including a working coal mine, village, farm and tram system, makes a great day out.
A 15 minute walk up the back road and you will find Tanfield Railway the world's oldest working railway and engine shed.
Activities near DurhamSports:
Golf, less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
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