Tourist Information

Hardwick Country Park -

New carved sculptures are proving popular at a County Durham beauty spot.

High Force: High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been plunging into this gorge for thousands of years but the rocks it reveals are far more ancient – with origins dating back over 300 million years!

Bowes Museum: Located in Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale.

Housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.

Picnic Area & Playground.

Free Entry to Café & Shop. Free Parking.

Shows: Fashion & Textiles, Silver Swan, Fine Arts.

Raby Castle: Raby Castle is a medieval castle located near Staindrop in County Durham, England, among 200 acres of deer park. It was built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, between approximately 1367 and 1390.

The Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of red and fallow deer live wild.

Enjoy a full day exploring exploring the Castle and surrounding park .