Stanhope is perfectly located within stunning Weardale & the North Pennines. Close to all of the major places of interest, as well as being within easy driving distance of the beautiful city of Durham with its multitude of shops, historic buildings & attractions as well as bars bistro's & cosmopolitan restaurants, The Lake District with its stunning scenery quaint towns & villages, North Yorkshire & its market towns & dales , the rugged Northumberland coast with its fishing villages & castles such as Bamburgh, the Historic market town of Hexham, & the vibrant city of Newcastle.
Whatever you enjoy doing, why not visit Stanhope "the Gateway to Weardale & enjoy the many benefits & attractions in this hidden dale & surrounding areas.
A few places you may wish to visit or things you may wish to do when you stay at
Bric-a-Brac Cottage, Stanhope.
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Stanhope , Weardale
Stanhope open air heated swimming pool
Visit the award winning Killhope Mine Visitors centre and decend down a lead mine
Take a nostalgic trip down the Dale on a steam train from Stanhope to Bishop Auckland
Visit the world famous Beamish. Not just a museum but a fully working, living environment where past meets present. Stroll around an edwardian town, ride on a tram around the 300 acres of historic Home Farm, a Colliery Village, Take a trip on "Puffing Billy" to Pockerley Manor and much much more.
Take the woodland walk to Englands highest waterfall. Relax and enjoy a picnic in the area provided.
Stanhope & Weardale
Located on the beautiful river Wear whether you wish to just take a stroll along the river bank or enjoy a bit of fishing (Permits req) you can endulge yourself.
Take a leisurely trip down the river enjoy a drink and a bite to eat whilst taking in the stunning views of the city of Durham. If you want something more lively, night time disco cruises are available.
Stanhope Castle & Market Place
The Market Place in Stanhope is the central hub of the village and home to 2 of the local traditional village pubs - The Pack horse & The Bonny Moor Hen
Opposite the Market Place in Stanhope stands beautiful 12th Century Norman church of St Thomas which is home to the famous Fossil Tree.
Within the grounds of St Thomas's stands the impressive 300 Million year old Fossil Tree.
Stanhope & Weardale
You will find some of the most incredible cycle routes in the country around Stanhope & Weardale which is located on the famous C2C (Coast 2 Coast) cycle route.
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Outstanding collections of historic treasures to entertain & inspire everyone. explore the beautiful gardens & parkland, relax in cafe Bowes.
Stanhope & Weardale
If you want to get away from it all ,you are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.) so you can experience some of the best walking & rambling in the country with Stanhope being located on the famous Weardale Way walk.
Enjoy stunning scenery via horseback.
Why not try some quad biking in the countryside.
Hexham & Newcastle Races
If you like a flutter watching "The sport of kings" then visit the beautiful courses at Hexham & Newcastle.
The Lake District
Stanhope is perfectly located to enable you to easily take a day trip to the Stunning Lake district & its quaint towns & villages such as Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere & Conniston.
North Yorkshire & Moors
Stanhope & Weardale are located above North Yorkshire enabling you to easily visit this area and its historic market towns such as Harrogate, Richmond etc as well as exploring the North Yorkshire moors.
Take a fantastic day trip over to the Northumberland coast, explore the fishing villages, Castles & rugged coastline, coves & stunning deserted beaches.
Take a day out to visit the beautiful Kielder Water & forrest. Visitor centres, walks, cycling, Sailing, Water skiing etc
visit this 14th century castle which displays fine furniture, artwork and elaborate architecture, also explore the deer park, walled gardens & carriage collection.
Hartlepool Historic Maritime Quay
Superb visitors centre & maritime museum, explore tall ships & experience the past.
Visit the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Newcastle with its huge selection of shops, theatres, cinemas, museums, bistros restaurants & its famous bars & nightclubs.
Gateshead Metro Centre
A must for all shopoholics. Visit The biggest out of town shopping centre in Europe - The Metro Centre.
Visit Weardale in winter for spectacular scenery & sporting activities available.
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