Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Things To Do In County Durham

11 Jul 2023

There is no better time to enjoy County Durham and its best hidden gems than in the summer months, when the well-known attractions are packed with people and fully booked. From lesser known walks and trails to secret picnic spots, there’s plenty to enjoy!

If you wish to make the most of being outdoors this summer, get plenty of fresh air and take in the beauty of nature, there are plenty of alternatives compared to the busier, more well known attractions in County Durham.

Let’s dive in and take a look at the beautiful hidden gems County Durham has to offer, close to our caravan sites in the North East!

Causey Arch: Picnic & walking spot

A lovely, spacious area that guarantees a pleasant day out, Causey Arch features a picnic area with plenty of tables as well as a tearoom. So, whether you want to pack your own lunch or grab coffee and cake from the cafe, there is already something for everyone.

If you enjoy a walk in the sunshine, there are two main walking routes which are well sign posted. Choose the route that puts you close to the river, passing over several bridges and offering tranquil surroundings, or the second route follows the railway line to Causey Arch Bridge and boasts spectacular views of the bridge and valley.

Eggleston Hall Garden Trail 

If you would prefer to keep your walk a little shorter, the winding footpaths and romantic ruins of the 16th century churchyard and stunning gardens at Eggleston Hall are perfect.

Discover an eclectic range of flowers and plants on display, as well as an on-site cafe, shop and parking. Dogs are also welcome on leads!

Durham Heritage Trail 

History lovers will enjoy Durham’s Heritage Trail. Running 42 metres from St Nicholas’ Church to the statue of Lord Londonderry, the trail details significant historic events as well as industrial developments which contributed to the heritage of Durham City.

Finchale Priory 

The ruins of Finchale Priory have stood in a meander of the River Wear for hundreds of years. If you are a residential home owner at Low Carrs Country Park, this hidden gem is situated in Framwellgate Moor with many visitors enjoying it as a peaceful setting for a quiet day out.

If you are looking to become a residential home owner in County Durham, or are considering holiday home ownership then why not consider our caravan sites in the North East?

Get in touch today and we can help you arrange a park visit or view a holiday home or residential home of your choice. 

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