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The North Pennines has a variety of visitor attractions offering fantastic days out in the stunning scenery of the AONB and Global Geopark.  

Weardale Discover

Discover the area's lead mining heritage at Killhope Museum, and in the Weardale Museum. Wonder at High Force and take a ride on the Weardale Railway or the South Tynedale Railway. Explore Hamsterley Forest, visit the Durham Dales Centre and the Hub Museum or relax awhile in the Garden Station or Eggleston Hall Gardens.


The North Pennines abounds in natural and historical attractions – these pages help you to discover what they've got to offer and will open your eyes to what makes the wider AONB and Global Geopark so special.

The attractions

Ark on the Edge - Teesdale

The Bowes Museum - Teesdale

Durham Dales Centre - Weardale

Eggleston Hall Gardens - Teesdale

The Garden Station - Allen Valleys

Geltsdale RSPB Nature Reserve - Alston & the Cumbrian North Pennines

Hamsterley Forest - Teesdale / Weardale

Harehope Quarry Project - Weardale

High Force Waterfall - Teesdale

The Hub Museum - Alston & the Cumbrian North Pennines

Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum - Weardale

Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve - Alston & the Cumbrian North Pennines / Teesdale

Newbiggin Methodist Chapel - Teesdale

Raby Castle - Teesdale

Shows and fairs in the North Pennines

South Tynedale Railway - Alston & the Cumbrian North Pennines

Weardale Museum and High House Chapel - Weardale

Weardale Railway - Weardale

Further afield

Beamish Museum

A welcome break at High Cup Nick
A family visits Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum in Weardale
A steam train powers along the South Tynedale Railway
A visitor enjoys High Force waterfall in Upper Teesdale