Visit & explore



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


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 Museum of Classic Sci-Fi in Allendale 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 UNESCO Global Geopark so special.

The attractions

Attraction name Area
The Bowes Museum Teesdale
Durham Dales Centre Weardale
Eggleston Hall Gardens Teesdale
The Garden Station Allen Valleys
RSPB Geltsdale 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
Museum of Classic Sci-Fi, Allendale Allen Valleys
Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve Alston & the Cumbrian North Pennines / Teesdale
South Tynedale Railway Alston & the Cumbrian North Pennines
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel Weardale
Weardale Railway Weardale

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