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Destination Guide

Stone bridge over the river Tees, close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights

Piercebridge

Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Piercebridge

The village of Piercebridge is located 5 miles from the town of Darlington. 

This area is a great base for visiting the country's most attractive countryside and a wealth of historic castles and gardens, including:

Raby Castle, 10 miles
Medieval Raby Castle, home of Lord Barnard’s family since 1626, includes a 200 acre deer park, walled gardens, carriage collection, adventure playground, shop and tearoom.

Barnard Castle, 11 miles
Ruined castle overlooking the River Tees with a fine great hall and a dominating round-towered keep.

The Bowes Museum, 11 miles
The Bowes Museum houses a collection of outstanding European fine and decorative arts and an acclaimed exhibition programme, alongside special events and children’s activities.

Auckland Castle Deer House, 11 miles
A charming Gothic Revival built in 1760 in the park of the Bishops of Durham.

Eggleston Hall Gardens, 16 miles
4.5 acres of winding paths, borders, a stream, walls and 16th century churchyard. Wide range of plants for sale, including trees, shrubs, hardy perennials and herbs

Hardwick Park, 18 miles
Recently restored 18th century park with visitor centre/ café. Open daily.

Rokeby Park, 21 miles
A beautiful Palladian-style country house which was the setting for Sir Walter Scott’s ballad Rokeby. A unique collection of 18th century needlework and period furniture.

Durham Castle, 22 miles
Durham Castle is part of the Durham City World Heritage Site. Entrance by guided tour only.

Durham Cathedral, 22 miles
One of the finest Norman churches in England, with the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede.

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