The Local Area

Teesdale has some great scenery, interesting towns, castles and other attractions. 



Waterfalls in Upper Teesdale 

The Waterfall capital of England!

Waterfalls are numerous and often spectacular on the Tees and its tributaries. High and Low Force are the most famous and busiest but Cauldron Snout, Bleabeck Falls ( left) and many others are well worth a visit especially if it has been raining  ( which it does quite alot).

Castles and Museums 

There are two local castles. Barnard Castle which is an impressive medieval ruin but well worth a visit and Raby Castle ( below) which was converted to a stately home in the seventeenth century. Set in a glorious deer park this is an excellent full day out. Further afield are Richmond castle and the mighty Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast.

In Barnard Castle you will find the fascinating Bowes Museum and we are also quite near the brilliant Beamish Living Museum.

Barnard Castle and Around

We are located in Middleton in Teesdale which is the hub of Upper Teesdale. The town ( village really) is quiet but has some nice cafes, a pub, restaurant and an excellent fish and chip shop. There is also a well stocked Co op store for all your everyday needs.  The market town of Barnard Castle is nearby with Lidl and Morrisons supermarkets and a wider range of shopping and eateries. The stunning Bowes Museum is also located here.