Crook Hall & Gardens

LOCATION

DURHAM, COUNTY DURHAM

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Our View

Grade I listed medieval manor house with attractive gardens. A few minutes' walk from the city centre and close to the River Wear. Special events include Fairytale Week in May/June, Hallowe'en, Teddy Bear Day and Easter and Christmas events. Photo credit: Hall & path - Phil Smith.

Crook Hall & Gardens
Sidegate, DURHAM, DH1 5SZ

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Steps & gravel paths
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year Mar-Sep, Sun-Wed 11-5; Oct-Mar 10-3; Dec open for events only

About The area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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