Tucked away in the North East, County Durham is a real gem. Taking in the North Pennines, the Durham Dales offer peace, tranquility, woodland, waterfalls, great walking and the town of Barnard Castle. You’ll also encounter rugged coastline and awesome cliff-top views across the North Sea. If you’re travelling with the kids make sure you go to the Bowes Museum, and Beamish, a brilliant living history experience. And if you’re looking for a relaxing city break, stay in one of our County Durham hotels in the charming and historic city of Durham. Newcastle is only 10 minutes away on the train.