The bustling market town of Bishop Auckland is often known as the Gateway to Weardale, one of the most pleasant valleys in the North Pennine area. With fine views of the surrounding countryside the town has something to please all visitors. Lovers of history will enjoy following the Roman Road, Dere Street, just outside the town are the remains of Binchester Roman Fort and at Escomb Saxon Church, those with an eye for architecture can take in one of the best examples of early Christian buildings in the country. No visit is complete without a tour of Auckland Castle and its surrounding Deer Park which for many years was the residence of the Prince Bishops and is still the official home of the Bishop of Durham. There is no shortage of things to do away from the historical sites as there are over two hundred shops and fifty cafes to choose from in Bishop Auckland. The choice of culinary establishments ranges from traditional tea rooms and fast food takeaways to classy restaurants serving international cuisine. Most are family friendly and there are also many cosy Inns to chose from, all serving bar meals. The town has two internet cafes and there are also a number of Wi-Fi hotspots for those who need to touch base while on the move.
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Grange Cottage

4 star rating

Ovington, near Richmond, Swaledale

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2
  • Distance from Bishop Auckland (miles): 3

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4 star rating
Ovington, near Richmond, Swaledale

Was -

NOW

Price from

£409-£1005

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2