Other Things to Do
Here are some suggestions for things to do in the area if you do not want to fish every day, are flooded off or have friends that are not fishing. For more information see the Visit North East England
Castles, Cathedrals etc
Durham Cathedral & Castle:
The awe inspiring Durham Cathedral was described by travel writer Bill Bryson as the 'best cathedral on Planet Earth' and, together with Durham Castle, was designated as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites. Durham Castle was once the home of the mighty medieval Prince Bishops, and is now a residential college of Durham University and museum.
This magnificent 14th-century castle is one of the finest medieval castles in England. From the magnificent Baron's Hall, where 700 knights gathered to plot the 'Rising of the North', to medieval towers, turrets and splendid interiors - see: website
This has been the home of the Bishops of Durham for over 800 years, and is still the Bishop's official residence today. This historic building is the administrative centre for the Diocese, as well as a notable tourist attraction - see: website
Discover historic treasure and contemporary art - see: Bowes Museum
Step straight into either 1825 or 1913 and experience a working town, manor, colliery, village, farm and railway. Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, from a Georgian Fair to an Agricultural Show, there's something for everyone. What's more, there's no extra charge for these events, admission is included in the admission charge to Beamish.
The National Railway Museum:
Explore at Shildon a fascinating array of engines from the national collection, plus the original engine workshops of the pioneering engineer of Stephenson's early locomotives.
In Hartlepool, step aboard Britain's oldest warship still afloat, moored in a recreated 18th century seaport at Hartlepool'sMaritime Experience