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Beamish Open Air Museum is one of the leading tourist attractions in the north of England. Located about 10 miles outside of Durham, this museum recreates life as it was in the 1800s and 1900s. Visitors can stroll into shops, pubs, a newspaper office, sweet shop, and garage. Guided tours are given by staff in period costumes. There is also a real drift mine in the Colliery Village and a row of pit cottages to show how miners and their families lived.

Killhope Lead Mining Centre, roughly 20 miles outside of Durham, showcases a fully restored 19th century lead mine. Here you can experience first-hand the working life of lead miners and their families in the Pennine Dales.

Causey Arch near Stanley, 10 miles outside of Durham, is the oldest surviving single-span railway bridge in the world and was built between 1725 and 1726. It stands 80 feet above a wooded gorge and is the main feature of a picnic area and woodland walk, with displays explaining the early waggonways and a replica of an 18th century coal waggon.

The John & Josephine Bowes Museum, roughly 20 miles from Durham, is a French style chateau housing one of the finest and largest collections of French and Spanish paintings in Britain. The chateau is furnished in period furniture, ceramics, textiles and antiques. The beautiful garden is also worth a visit.

Nearby, is Raby Castle and Gardens the home of Lord Barnard. It is one of the most impressive medieval castles in England, set in a 200-acre deer park. Once the seat of the famous Nevills, Raby has been home to Lord Barnard's family for over 370 years.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Washington, roughly 8 miles from Durham, is a great day out for the whole family. Here you see, feed and learn all about wetland birds and the conservation efforts that are being undertaken to save the wetlands and the birds living there.

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Ramside Hall Classic Hotel & Golf Club

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