Barnard Castle is on a high rock above the River Tees, and takes its name from its 12th century founder, Bernard de Balliol. It was later developed by the Beauchamp Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Durham
Heading to Durham and looking for something to do or a place to visit nearby. Coast Radar is not just a list of beaches but we bring you the whole Durham coast including castles, lighthouses, piers, museums, beautiful gardens, seaside towns, National Trust and other heritage properties.
When on an information page you can also use our tools to search for nearby Durham seaside towns, and the surrounding coast for the best beaches and places to stay and eat.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Durham day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the links below, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next Durham activity could be.
The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection containing paintings by El Greco, Francisco Goya, Canaletto, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and François Boucher. The museum also has a collection of decorative Read more [...]
Finchale Priory, extensive remains of a 13th-century priory at a beautifully location by the River Wear, with riverside walks.
National Railway Museum at Shildon or Locomotion is a railway museum in Shildon, County Durham. The museum is arranged as stops along the 1 km demonstration line with station direction Read more [...]
Explore the remains of a Roman bath house with its amazing 1,700 year-old under floor heating system. Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers around the remains of the Commander’s Read more [...]
Beamish Open Air Museum tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s