Local attractions and places of interest
With the cities of Durham, Newcastle and York and the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and East Coast all within easy driving distance, this is an ideal base from which to visit the sights of North East England. Durham Castle and Cathedral and Auckland Castle and the spectacular Kynren are within easy reach of Merrington Grange, 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 and provides breathtaking scenery and fantastic walks. It is the perfect location for getting outdoors and going walking or cycling and there are many exhibitions, festivals and events throughout the year. Spectacular waterfalls, sweeping moorlands, magnificent castles and ancient market towns are all to be found in nearby Teesdale. You can also find an excellent selection of country pubs and quality restaurants in the area.