THE AREA

Teesdale and Beyond

Set in the heart of Teesdale, part of the North Pennines AONB, one of England’s most beautiful and unspoilt areas, Boot and Shoe Cottage in Wycliffe is about 6 miles east of the historic market town of Barnard Castle and makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding country.

Places of interest include:

Places of interest include :

  • Teesdale – small villages, whitewashed farms, gentle walks beside the rivers Tees and Greta, rugged moorland, an abundance of wildlife, cycling, golf …
  • Barnard Castle – historic market town with quirky shops, an antique centre, weekly market and monthly farmers’ market
  • The Bowes Museum – housed in a magnificent C19th chateau with permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
  • High Force – England’s highest waterfall
  • Raby Castle – the mediaeval stronghold and deer park, home of Lord Barnard
  • North Pennines AONB – a European and Global Geopark and a stunning landscape
  • Hamsterley Forest – with walking and cycling trails, bike hire and an adventure playground
  • Durham City – the magnificent cathedral and castle are set high above the River Wear
  • Richmond – the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales
  • Beamish Outdoors Museum – the living museum telling the story of north east England in Victorian and Edwardian times
  • Hadrian’s Wall – a World Heritage Site
  • Newcastle, York and the Lake District – only 1 hours drive
  • Wycliffe  – is the birthplace of John Wycliff, the first translator of the Bible into English, and St Mary’s Church dates from the C12th.
  • Dark Skies  – the wonders of the night skies can be seen as we are in an area of little light pollution
  • Eating out  – there is everything from a Michelin starred restaurant to country pubs and coffee shops. The nearest pub (with an excellent chef) is a 10 minute walk
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