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Relax in the
countryside of
County Durham.

Local Attractions

Sustrans cycle track

Sustrans cycle track - (visible from the granary)
The charity was founded in 1977, by a group of people in Bristol keen to work towards a future in which people travel in ways that benefit their health and our environment. The first route was the Bristol & Bath Railway Path, a 17-mile traffic-free trail along a disused railway. Completed in 1984, this route immediately became hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, and now carries nearly two million trips a year.
Gibside Chapel

Gibside Chapel - (15 mins)

Gibside, only 3 miles from Gateshead's MetroCentre, offers the visitor forests and parkland with over 15 miles of woodland and walks alongside the River Derwent with views of dramatically staged romantic ruins.A fortune built on coal enabled George Bowes to create this great 'forest garden' over 200 years ago. It is now being restored by the National Trust. You can explore this Eighteenth Century landscape and enjoy the beautiful settings of the Jacobean Hall, the Column of Liberty and the Banqueting House (a Landmark Trust property).
Hownsgill Viaduct

Hownsgill Viaduct - (15 mins)

The Viaduct, which has stood for over a 130 years, is a magnificent example of Victorian railway engineering on the course of the old Stanhope & Tyne Railway between Consett and Rowley.
Metro Centre

Metro Centre - (20 mins)
MetroCentre is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre and it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out. MetroCentre, located in Gateshead, three miles south west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, has some brands that cannot be found anywhere else in the North East or indeed in the UK. Nowhere in Europe have you got more retailers, restaurants and leisure attractions for your complete enjoyment. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone

Beamish - (20 mins)
Visit the town, colliery village, working farm, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway, recreating life in the North East in the early 1800s and 1900s.

Durham - (20 mins)
Durham is a compact city yet offers a wide range of facilities. A wide range of shops and restaurants co-exist happily with the Victorian Market. Much of Durham's shopping area is closed to traffic, making for a more relaxed atmosphere. Take time to sit in the cobbled Market Place and enjoy some of the street entertainment, particularly during July and August. The monthly Farmers' Market is a welcome new addition to the events calendar. Here you will find fresh local specialties to take back home. In the Spring and Summer, stunning floral displays adorn the City for which Durham regularly wins prizes.
Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir - (25 mins)

Derwent Reservoir is the second largest reservoir in the North East at 404.9 hectares. The south-western area of the reservoir has been managed as a nature reserve since 1967 on account of its breeding birds and wildfowl interest. A diverse range of species are found roosting and feeding here, including mallard, teal, coot, moorhen, tufted duck, pochard, goldeneye, goosander and greylag geese. Occasionally pink-footed, white-fronted, barnacle geese, pintail and scaup may be seen.

Newcastle - (30 mins)
Eldon Square is the focus of shopping and dining in Newcastle Upon Tyne. With 156 stores, including John Lewis, Fenwick and Marks and Spencer, the Shopping Centre is at the vibrant heart of the city centre and is a must-see for tourist visitors and locals alike with improved, comfortable transport links from around the region.
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