If you are searching for a great location for a family-friendly holiday, look no further than the North Durham region, in North East England. With the ever continuing pressure on family finances, many households are planning a Staycation in 2016 rather than a holiday in a foreign country. With the help of our website, Rent My Caravan, you can search and choose from a fantastic choice of privately owned holiday caravans to let on some of the finest holiday parks in the United Kingdom.
Durham may have a history of coal mining and railways, a heavy industrial area in days gone by, but more recently tourism has played a huge part in the regeneration of many towns and the magnificent city of Durham, which features both a Cathedral and a Castle, both world heritage sites. The name Durham comes from the meaning of a hill (a dun) on an island (a holmr), surrounded by the River Wear.
Home to the world’s oldest railway, a 3-mile long steam railway, first established around 1725, is a triumph of local engineering. Today with its charming atmosphere, beautiful scenery and rich history, it is a famous tourist attraction.
This is believed to be the oldest, remaining single arch railway bridge, which was initially built to carry coal to the River Tyne using around 900 horse-drawn wagons. Although still showing signs of its railway heritage, the area is now abundant with nature, wildflowers, woodland paths and wildlife.
This is the route that runs through stunning countryside and different landscapes over the Howns Gill viaduct, an enormous railway structure still standing in the North East. Take a breather at Rowley Station picnic area and enjoy the surrounding views.
Cycling, sailing and walking are just some of the activities on offer at the Derwent Reservoir. Constructed in 1967, with a capacity of 11,000 million gallons of water, its claim to fame is being one of the largest inland waters in England.
Other attractions in the Durham area
Alun Armstrong Theatre at Stanley is named after the local lad, Alun Armstrong, a renowned film, stage and television actor. The theatre set in the Civic Hall is home to a great variety of stage performances.
Durham City also boasts many visitor attractions including Crook Hall Gardens, Durham University’s Oriental Museum and the DLI (Durham Light Infantry) Military Museum to name just a few, guaranteed to occupy you for many an hour.
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