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Discover an extraordinary county

A stay at The Morritt Country House Hotel and Spa provides the perfect opportunity to explore Durham’s breathtaking scenery. The air in the Durham Dales is so fresh it can make you giddy, and the landscapes that surround the hotel are so inspirational that their light and atmosphere attracted the master 19th Century artist J.M.W Turner to paint them. From award-winning attractions to incredible natural wonders and stunning scenery, the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will take your breath away.

In the nearby market town of Barnard Castle you will encounter the surprising sight of The Bowes Museum, a magnificent French-style chateau which houses one of the greatest collections of fine and decorative arts in Europe, as well as the 230 year old Silver Swan. Look out for the deer and immerse yourself in history and heritage at dramatic Raby Castle, one of England’s finest medieval castles. 

Get outdoors and active and explore Hamsterley Forest, a delightful 2,000 hectare oasis sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley offering walking and cycling routes galore. Or head to High Force, a truly spectacular waterfall and a must-visit. 

Why not stay a little longer and explore more of what Durham has to offer?

Visit Durham City and experience ‘the UK’s Number One Landmark’ Durham Cathedral and the adjacent Durham Castle, together forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Step back in time in the Vale of Durham and board a tram at BeamishThe Living Museum of the North, winner of VisitEngland’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012; learn about the county’s role in the development of the railways at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon. And don’t miss majestic Auckland Castle, which was the palace of the unique Prince Bishops of Durham for over 900 years. 

Or to blow away those cobwebs why not discover dramatic views and rugged beauty of the Durham Heritage Coast.

From city, countryside to coast, Durham is yours to discover.

For more information on what to see and do on your trip visit the official tourism website here:

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