History & Heritage


Bolton Castle  35 miles

A courtyard castle situated in the heart of Wensleydale


Bowes Museum–30 miles-

The museum holds a great collection of european fine arts

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Sizergh Castle-  25 miles- National trust property

Home of the strickland family for 700 years

Nethead Mines, Alston – 21.7 Miles away

Delve into the history of mining on the North Pennines in this fascinating museum. Hear about the people that worked there, the lifestyle they lead and the legacy this important mine had on the social and cultural history of the area.

Honister Slate Mine , Keswick – 28.2 Miles away

A fully guided tour into the mine itself is available several times a day, detailing the history and spectacular features of the mine. The tour also shows the current mine workings.

Lakeland Motor Museum , Newby Bridge – 29 Miles away

Over 30,000 motoring related exhibits including many reminiscent rarities, tastefully presented in a rather quaint former shire horse stables and courtyard setting.

Middleham Castle, Leyburn – 29.9 Miles away

Middleham castle was once home to some of the most powerful lords of the 15th century, including Salisbury, Warwick and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III. After the castle fell into disrepair much of the stone was taken from its walls and used by locals to build many of the houses in this small Dales town, above which its ruins still tower.