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 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|