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A visit to Teesdale offers an ideal holiday or short break, Teesdale is the inspirational Durham Dale with a spectacular unspoilt landscape and stunning heritage sites, here you can drive for miles on quiet, open roads, walk on way marked footpaths, cycle along quiet country lanes and pony trek through heather and woodland.  A large part of Teesdale is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a European Geopark status.  

The villages and towns offer cafes, pubs and restaurants that serve a delicious range of local produce, the town hall, called The Witham hosts a cinema, comedy clubs and a huge range of annual events.

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The Bowes MuseumTeesdale is an area rich in heritage from castles, churches and stately homes to mining and industrial relics.

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Great Outdoors

River in Upper TeesdaleTeesdale has woodlands, waterfalls, forest, farmland and moorland, the dale's great beauty and wild landscape are perfect for enjoying a wide range outdoor activities.

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Group Walking with a GuideThere is a wide range of activities on offer during your visit to Teesdale, experience the great outdoors and enjoy activities like walking, cycling, fell running, mountain biking, fishing, nature watching. Search the activities section and events section on the database to find out about the range of events and activities taking place during your next visit to Teesdale.

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Family Fun

Family Activities at BowleesTeesdale is a perfect family destination, packed with great family friendly venues for day trips that organise fantastic events and activities both indoor and outdoors.

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Speciality Shopping

Antiques ShoppingTeesdale is a world away from city high streets. Explore the historic buildings, the cobbled market place, enjoy one of the many cafes and tearooms as you potter for souvenirs, discover work by local artists, shop for unique gifts and sample fresh local produce

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Teesdale Tours

Touring Teesdale with a guideTeesdale Tours are suitable for individuals or group coach travel. Find out more about the history of heritage of Teesdale with one, or more, of the specially themed tours.

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Day Trips

Beamish MuseumAll the major attractions in the North of England can be visited in a short day trip from Teesdale.

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