Countryside attractions in County Durham



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British History Quiz

This 13th century Franciscan monk and scholar taught at Oxford and Paris, and is famous for his research into optics



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This Day in British History

19 July, 1545

Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth

The Mary Rose was Henry VIII's pride and joy, and the ship sank while Henry watched from the shore.

Monarch Mayhem

This queen reluctantly put Mary, Queen of Scots to death



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Stainton (Self catering)
Peace Cottage, Stainton

Peace Cottage

A mid-terraced cottage in the small village of Snainton, a mile from Barnard Castle. With two bedrooms, sleeping four people, this cosy cottage makes a great base for the northern …
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Coxhoe (Self catering)
The Byre, Coxhoe

The Byre

This semi detached barn conversion is located on a working farm in Coxhoe near to Durham and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
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Darlington (Historic Hotel)
The Blackwell Grange Hotel

The Blackwell Grange Hotel

Unwind in the elegance of this beautiful 17th century mansion set in 15 acres of its own wooded parklands. Walking distance from the centre of Darlington and yet only a short drive from breathtaking Yorkshire Dales scenery, this hotel is fabulous for both business and leisure.Minutes from the A1, and … more >>

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Walworth (Historic Hotel)
Walworth Castle Hotel

Walworth Castle Hotel

Ever dreamed of being a King of a Castle? Well now you can at 12th century Walworth Castle Hotel! Try our Fit for a King Suites featuring Castle Towers and Jacuzzi baths, and enjoy award winning cuisine in Hansards restaurant. Sample the local cask Ale. Try our famous Carvery served … more >>

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