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Discover Weardale

Visit, explore and discover Weardale - another picturesque Durham Dale.

Welcome to Teesdale and Barnard Castle

  • Discover heritage and culture
  • Experience peace and tranquillity
  • Be outdoors and active
  • Enjoy speciality shopping and fine dining
  • Visit exhibitions, festivals and events
  • See what's on this month

Home to the magnificent Bowes Museum, imposing Raby Castle and England's highest waterfall, High Force, Teesdale is one of the picturesque Durham Dales in the North Pennines AONB in North East England.

Explore the historic market town of Barnard Castle with its elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture, medieval castle, riverside walks, specialist shopping and antiques area.

Explore picturesque villages, drive along quiet roads, walk and cycle for miles through magnificent scenery, sail or fish on Teesdale's reservoirs and rivers.

Visit Middleton in Teesdale, the historic centre of Teesdale's former lead mining industry and gateway to the stunning scenery of the upper dale and High Force.

For an active holiday or complete relaxation far away from the crowds, visit, explore and discover Teesdale and follow in the footsteps of Oliver Cromwell, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott and JMW Turner.

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