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Top Places to Visit near Crimdon Dene

The sandy, deserted beaches of the Durham Heritage Coast are yours to enjoy at Crimdon Dene; perfect for long walks, quiet moments and lots of traditional seaside fun with the kids. But the adventures don't end there, you'll find a huge choice of attractions nearby.

Hartlepool is 4 miles away. Visit the Maritime Experience, a living recreation of a Napoleonic seaport, and board Britain's oldest floating warship, the HMS Trincomalee. Or for greater thrills on the water, visit Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, to traverse rapids and enjoy all types of watersports. Enchanting Durham is just 15 miles away.

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Tweddle Children's Animal Farm

County Durham, TS27 4BT


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A fun-filled day for the kids where they'll make friends with lovable animals and run wild on indoor or outdoor play areas. Guaranteed energy-burning entertainment!

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Crimdon Pony World and Kids Club

Crimdon Dene, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS27 4BL
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Situated on the Durham Heritage Coast this expansive golden beach makes the most sublime setting in which to learn horse riding.

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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ


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Journey back to the times of Nelson and Napoleon at this working recreation of an 18th-century seaport, that's home to Britain's oldest floating warship.

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Heugh Battery Museum

Moor Terrace, Headland, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS24 0PS

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A historic gun emplacement filled with 20th-century armaments, from rifles to tanks - an absolute treat for those interested in military history.

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Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

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Immerse yourself in history at this unique open-air living museum where the past really does come to life all around you!

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Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Station Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6ST


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Recounting the story of the local historic railway this fascinating museum is home to the world's first steam powered passenger locomotive!

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Deepdale, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, North Yorkshire, TS13 4AP


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Unearth Cleveland's industrial and social history at this 19th-century ironstone mine that's filled with fascinating and sometimes terrifying tales of life in the dark.

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Durham Castle

Palace Gree , Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RW
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Uncover the secrets of this striking castle that's been in continuous use for over 900 years and is now home to the university's students!

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Durham Cathedral

The College, Durham, Northumberland, DH1 3EH


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Standing resplendent above the medieval city below, this masterpiece of Norman engineering is one of the most striking and historically important sights in England.

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Durham

County Durham

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The glorious cathedral dominates the skyline of Durham, but explore the medieval streets below and you'll quickly find there's so much more to this city!

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Crook Hall & Gardens

Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SZ


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A hidden gem within the city of Durham, this wonderful medieval hall is a treat to explore but it's the sublime gardens that truly shine!

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Kiplin Hall

Near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT


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A wonderfully striking Jacobean House set in the most idyllic surroundings - step through its doors and be transported back to another age!

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Hall Hill Farm

Lanchester, Durham, County Durham, DH7 0TA


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There are so many animals to make friends with at this family farm - from traditional pigs, sheep and cows, to exotic alpacas and wallabies!

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Tees Barrage International White Water Centre

Tees Barrage Way, Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees, County Durham, TS18 2QW
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An unbeatable offering of water sports - from the adrenaline-fuelled action of white water rafting to the joys of quiet paddle boarding.

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Diggerland Durham

Langley Park, County Durham, DH7 9TT


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Who knew operating heavy machinery could be THIS exciting; get hands-on with real diggers and dumpers at Diggerland - awesome fun whatever your age!

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Beamish Wild

Beamish Hall, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0YB
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A calm, peaceful, serene ancient forest. That is until you come flying through the canopies on an exhilarating zip wire!

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Adventure Valley

Union Hall Farm, Brasside, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SG


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The North East's biggest adventure park with 6 gigantic play zones to clamber and explore and the most loveable animals to cuddle.

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High Force Waterfall

Forest in Teesdale, County Durham, Northumberland, DL12 0XH

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A wonderfully impressive waterfall, where you can truly appreciate the power of nature, as the River Tees cascades 21 metres down into scenic plunge pools.

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Crimdon Beach

Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, County Durham

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Close to two nature reserves and just moments away from the holiday park that shares its name, Crimdon Dene Beach is a lovely long stretch of golden sand.

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Seaham Beach

Seaham, County Durham

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Seaham Beach boasts golden sand and pebbles bejewelled with colourful smooth glass stones - a remnant from the days when the town was famed for its glass factory.

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