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 [...]
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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s Durham listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Durham day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the historic and heritage links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Durham activity.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Head of Steam, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, is a railway museum that is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which Read more [...]
Picturesque village in a deep valley. The village was built in the 18th Century on the site of a ruined monastery. The bishop’s house, now a hotel, church and gatehouse Read more [...]
Auckland Castle, also known as Auckland Palace and locally as the Bishop’s Castle or Bishop’s Palace has a thousand years of historic connection with England’s only prince-bishop: granted exceptional powers Read more [...]
Beamish Open Air Museum tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s