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Weardale Holiday Cottages - a great base for exploring Weardale

Described as England’s “last wilderness” and possibly one of the best kept secrets, the Durham Dales are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, These Dales are made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, wild flower meadows, impressive waterfalls, snaking stone walls, stunning imprints of a mining and industrial past.

The pretty village of Frosterley lies in the heart of Weardale and has shops and pubs which will make you very welcome and give you a taste of the rural life! There are ample walking and cycle routes which leave the village in every direction, whether it be along the River Path or across the rugged Fells.

You will find other towns and villages dotted around the area and in easy reach such as the Historic town of Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Stanhope, Wolsingham and not forgetting the city of Durham with its Cathedral and Castle. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are listed below.

Within an hours drive of our self catering cottages you can also be in reach of Northumberland with it's rugged coastline and fabulous beaches. Heading west you will find the Lake District. East will take you to a fabulous day out at South Shields beach and funfair and south will take you to the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Distance: 0.5 miles
    Weardale Railway - home to the Polar Express - is right on our doorstep. We are conveniently located for Frosterley Station.
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    The Harehope Quarry Project is located on the edge of the village of Frosterley in Weardale, Co.Durham. We are a workers co-operative offering environmental education, field studies, rural skills training, community development, and community arts.
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  • Distance: 3 miles
    The Durham Dales Centre is situated in Stanhope, Weardale in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). A unique venue with a range of attractions such as a tearoom offering homemade hot and cold meals, speciality coffees and teas, gift shops and speciality craft shops, gardens, visitor information, funtion room and business offices.
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  • Distance: 3 miles
    Wolsingham Show is held on the first weekend in September and is the oldest agricultural show in the country.
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    The Annual Stanhope Show is County Durham’s premier agricultural show. A traditional Dales agricultural show where visitors can browse a wonderful display of the finest livestock, produce and crafts that the Durham Dales have to offer. The show is held on the second weekend in September in the picturesque surrounds of Unthank Park, Stanhope
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  • Distance: 9 miles
    Hamsterley Forest is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley. Visitors to Hamsterley have no shortage of options when it comes to forest adventure or a tranquil getaway from the hustles of modern living. Go on, explore!
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  • Distance: 9 miles
    Set in the beautiful rolling hills of County Durham, Hall Hill Farm is an award winning mixed farm of 290 hectares - a great day out for children and schools with loads of great things to do and see.
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    Weardale Agricultural Show is held in St Johns Chapel on the last weekend in August. Lots of family events and attractions.
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  • Distance: 14 miles
    Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. Since the days of the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, Auckland Castle has been a seat of power. For almost 900 years, it has been the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham and although the site where Auckland Castle now stands has seen numerous changes, few will have been as far reaching and visionary as those which are set to take place in the 21st Century.
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  • Distance: 15 miles
    A visit to Killhope, the award winning North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a unique and unforgettable experience. Killhope is a fully restored nineteenth century Victorian lead mine, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales.
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  • Distance: 16 miles
    Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, in the heart of the Durham Dales, Co. Durham.
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  • Distance: 17 miles
    Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable to people travelling up and down the East Coast Main Line.
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  • Distance: 17 miles
    A French château in the North of England, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art.
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  • Distance: 18 miles
    One of the best-preserved castle's in North East England, Lord Barnard's home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning the Medieval, Victorian, Georgian and Regency periods providing a magnificent backdrop for the stunning art collection.
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  • Distance: 19 miles
    Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum is an open-air museum located at Beamish, near the town of Stanley, County Durham, England. The museum's guiding principle is to preserve an example of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century.
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  • Distance: 26 miles
    All of your favourite high street shops under one roof. With a cinema complex, bowling alley, arcades and lots of places to eat and drink.
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  • Quiet country roads and miles of easily accessible off road cycle ways make Weardale a mecca for cyclists. The C2C cycle route offers a very challenging ride with the most spectacular views as it crosses Weardale.
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  • We are ideally situated for exploring Weardale on foot! Many walks are available for beginners and more experienced walkers which will let you take in the amazing scenery that surrounds us.
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  • We are ideally located and in easy reach of many superb golf courses.
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  • There are ample places to fish within close range of our self catering cottages.
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Gardens, Play Area And Games Room

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  • "Such a lovely house equipped with everything you could need"

    We explored the local towns, Durham, Newcastle, Auckland Castle, Raby Castle, Hamsterley Forest and played Golf at Brancepeth Castle. All of which were fab days out and fell in love with the scenery and local life. Valerie was a brilliant host and this house was fantastic.

  • "A most excellent break"

    Comfortable and warm, we wanted for nothing. A beautiful part of the country

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday lots of space to spread about."

    We enjoyed the garden and BBQ and the boys especially enjoyed the pool table. We spent a day at South Shields, did a lovely bike ride through Hamsterley Forest and a spent a day at Alnwick Castle. We even had fun when it rained!

  • "Thank you for the most amazing holiday."

    The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the gardens superb - the kids really enjoyed the games room too.We enjoyed the stunning scenery and went on some lovely walks. Thank you for being so helpful!

  • "The accommodation was fantastic."

    The landlady was extremely friendly and obliging. We hope to be back soon! The accommodation was very clean and the games room and gardens were all wonderful. Thank You!

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