Local attractions and places of interest
With the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, East Coast and cities of Durham, Newcastle and York all within easy driving distance, this is an ideal base from which to visit the sights of North East England. Spectacular waterfalls, sweeping moorlands, magnificent castles and ancient market towns are all to be found in Teesdale. Durham and Auckland castles are within easy reach of Merrington, along with Low Barnes Nature Reserve, which is considered one of Durham Wildlife Trust’s premier reserves. Weardale is at the heart of the Durham Dales. It is the perfect location for getting outdoors and going walking or cycling and there are many exhibitions, festivals and events throughout the year. You can also find an excellent selection of country pubs and quality restaurants in the area.