Rushyford lies between Durham and Darlington and is ideally located for exploring the surrounding area. A leisurely half hour drive from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the West, or the Durham Heritage Coast to the East, there is an abundance of museums and historical buildings, as well as plenty for nature lovers in and around the region.
County Durham makes an excellent choice for both walking holidays and city breaks. Durham Cathedral and Castle form the centre of Durham World Heritage Site, with historic buildings and great attractions dating back to the Norman Conquest to explore. Further afield Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall, the Angel of the North and the Beamish Museum all offer great days out in this thriving corner of England.
Our selected hotel
BAY EDEN ARMS HOTEL
This 17th Century former coaching inn is ideally located for exploring the surrounding area, including Auckland Castle, Beamish Museum and Durham City Centre.
Things to do in & around County Durham
Locomotion, the National Railway Museum Shildon
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Brook Hall & Gardens
Thornton Hall Gardens
Darlington Railway Museum
More places to enjoy nearby
Richmond & Swaledale
High Force Waterfall
Catterick, Thrisk & Ripon Races
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool
Look out Christmas Markets 2017
Durham 1 - 3 Dec
Newcastle 11 - 17 Dec